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Iraqi Resistance Report LXXX, Sunday, 25 April 2004.
Iraqi Resistance Report LXXX
The events of Sunday, 25 April 2004
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board,
the Free Arab Voice. (http://www.freearabvoice.org)
Sunday, 25 April 2004.
Eyewitnesses in al-Fallujah: drugged US aggressor troops laughing in battle.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that for more than
10 days the Resistance fighters in the besieged city have been remarking
about a phenomenon that they find strange and surprising. Resistance
fighters have frequently noticed that many of the American aggressor
troops are laughing as they storm into districts in al-Fallujah. The
Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent personally witnessed this clearly when
he was close to the events as US aggressors tried to storm an-Nizal
neighborhood in the besieged city on Saturday.
The correspondent wrote that he saw two American soldiers laughing,
such as to arouse pity for them, despite all the Resistance gunfire
being poured at their position and their comrades dying around them.
Both of the Americans were later killed in the battle. The Mafkarat
al-Islam correspondent writes that the Resistance learned later from
interrogations of captured American Marines that the US military medical
service distributes a type of halucinogenic pill to the troops that prompts
laughter and reduces the sense of fear in combat conditions.
The reverse situation has been revealed in the despair and terror
exhibited by the US troops when their lines of supply of food and
medicine have been cut - a phenomenon that has been witnessed by
nearby Resistance fighters.
Al-Fallujah cease fire agreement extended.
In al-Fallujah, al-Jazeera reports that city representatives and the US
military extended the cease-fire agreement for the city, which has been
under American aggressor siege since 5 April. Under the agreement the
American side is to allow an increased number of families to return to
their homes in al-Fallujah. Joint patrols by US invader forces and
puppet so-called civil defense force and puppet police force members
from the city are to be begun after their patrol routes have been
arranged and agreed upon. This is to take effect on Tuesday. Under
the agreement, the two sides are to remove all signs of unofficial armament.
When these conditions have been met, the siege of the city is to be lifted
and the situation in the city is to be allowed to return to its state prior
to the siege.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that on Saturday the
negotiators for the city and representatives of the Resistance on the one side
and representatives of the US aggressor forces on the other held meetings
until late at night. The talks ended with the American side considerably
scaling down its once stiff conditions for an end to the siege.
According to Mafkarat al-Islam, which obtained a copy of the new conditions, they are:
The Resistance must turn in its heavy weapons but not its light arms.
Each member of the Resistance must surrender his weapons personally
(presumably so that the American aggressors can photograph him).
The Resistance is to refrain from attacking the US forces as they withdraw.
The US forces are to withdraw from the area as of 28 April.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent reports that the Iraqi Resistance
rejected most of these American conditions, realizing that they are
now in the stronger position as the American side is now primarily
concerned with defending its troops.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent in al-Fallujah reports that Sunday morning
the city awoke in a different situation than in recent days as the cease
fire seemed to be in place and life was almost completely "normal," with
local members of the puppet police and puppet so-called civil defense
forces deployed and some government departments reopened.
According to Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in the city, the last
shot fired were mortar rounds fired at 9:15pm Saturday evening. After
that until midday Sunday only the drone of US spy planes at 12:05pm
disturbed the peace of the besieged city.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in besieged al-Fallujah reports that
since 8:00am Sunday morning and as of 12:25 early Sunday afternoon,
loudspeakers on minarets in al-Fallujah have been broadcasting calls
of "Allahu akbar wa-n-nasru lil-mujahideen!" ("God is greatest, and
victory to the Mujahideen!") . The correspondent reports that the
positive response of townspeople is audible as well as people repeat
the call and the prayer as with one voice.
People's spirits have been raised by the news that US aggressor forces had
pulled back even further from the city, as they seek to escape from the
relentless attacks of the Iraqi Resistance fighters. The American claim
is that the pull back is to show "good intentions" with respect to the
After the American withdrawal from positions around al-Fallujah, the earthen
barriers that the US troops had put up to block the most important entrances
and exits from the city - on the agricultural road to the west and the road
to Baghdad to the east - were taken down.
Meanwhile more than 300 families gathered three kilometers from al-Fallujah
to get into the city. Lacking transportation, however, local youths and
people with cars offered their services to the happily returning residents.
Mosque loudspeakers also called on local people to help the returnees.
As a result, a large number of al-Fallujah youth came from various areas to
protect the returnees and US forces were unable to prevent the youths from
performing this task. For several days, US troops had severely restricted
the number of al-Fallujah families whom they allowed to return home in the
hopes of lowering the morale of the defiant city.
Iraqi Resistance captures, executes 20 American agent Iraqis in al-Fallujah.
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent reports that Iraqi Resistance fighters in
al-Fallujah arrested 20 American agent Iraqis who had snuck into al-Falluja
along with returning families in the hopes of facilitating an American assault
on the besieged city. With the help of the local people, however, the
Resistance forces were able to expose and arrest the would-be saboteurs.
The agents underwent interrogation in the last few days and they confessed
to various crimes. Their confessions were recorded and they were all executed.
One of the American agents was a female physician from Baghdad who had been
sent by the puppet so-called ministry of health, ostensibly to help local
doctors treat the wounded. But the local people grew suspicious of her
because of her intentionally bad work. She was investigated for two days
and finally confessed to her crime and revealed the outlines of the enemy
plan to battle the Resistance from within. Accounts were settled with her
as with the other spies.
Resistance bomb destroys US vehicle, wounds US troops near al-Fallujah.
Iraqi eyewitnesses have reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb planted on
the road exploded under an American military convoy on the outskirts of
besieged al-Fallujah on Sunday, destroying a military vehicle and wounding
a number of US aggressor troops. The witnesses said that thick black smoke
could be seen rising from the burning vehicle outside the defiant city. As
of 7:30pm Iraq time, the American aggressors had made no statement regarding
Board of Muslim 'Ulama': fears the US might just be buying time for
offensive on al-Fallujah.
The Board of Muslim 'Ulama' in Iraq has demanded that the US aggressor
forces guarantee that they will not attack the city of al-Fallujah after
heavy weapons have been collected, in accordance with the cease fire
agreement for the city. According to al-Jazeera TV, Shaykh Muhammad
Bashshar al-Faydi, the spokesman for the Board of Muslim 'Ulama' expressed
the fear that the occupation forces are attempting to gain time to prepare
for an attack on the besieged city.
Iraqi Resistance bomb targets US aggressors in Baghdad. American
troops kill four school children with their indiscriminate gunfire.
Eyewitnesses report that four Iraqi schoolchildren were shot dead by American
aggressor troops' indiscriminate gunfire on al-Qanat Street east of Baghdad
on Sunday. An Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb detonated as the American
aggressors were passing on the street and, as is their standard practice,
they responded by shooting wildly in every direction, killing the four
school children who happened to be in the vicinity.
A taxi driver who witnessed the incident told al-Jazeera TV: "I saw a
child lying in the street with gunshot wounds on his neck and side. He
had his school bag on his back. After about 15 minutes his relatives came
and took away his body."
A hospital in Baghdad confirmed receiving the bodies of four dead Iraqi
children with gunshot wounds. According to American ABC Television, the
four children along with other local people were happily watching a special
American military vehicle burning after the Resistance attack when the
Americans opened fire indiscriminately, killing the four children and
wounding at least about five other individuals.
A US Humvee in an American occupation convoy came under Iraqi Resistance
attack on Sunday morning as it prowled the streets of Baghdad. Witnesses
said that military doctors took away two soldiers who had been in the
Land mine kills US soldier in Baghdad.
Al-'Arabiyah satellite TV reports that one American soldier was killed in
a land mine explosion in Baghdad. A US spokesman said that the soldier was
killed when a land mine went off under his military vehicle as it drove along
one of the streets in the Iraqi capital.
US arrests al-'Arabiyah cameraman.
US occupation forces on Sunday arrested a cameraman for al-'Arabiyah
satellite TV network, according to a report by the Egyptian Middle East
News Agency. The Americans arrested the cameraman after a crowd gathered
to look at a burning American military vehicle that had come under Iraqi
AFP reports death of US soldier in roadside bombing in Baghdad.
A US soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad on Sunday according
to Agence France Presse (AFP). The Egyptian Middle East News Agency reported
that clouds of smoke rose from the scene of the Resistance bombing and US
helicopter gunships prowled the skies overhead.
Powerful blast shakes Baghdad.
A powerful explosion shook downtown Baghdad on Sunday. Clouds of smoke could
be seen rising from the scene of the Resistance attack. US helicopter gunships
prowled the skies about the area. There were no immediate reports of
casualties or damage.
Rocket hits hospital in Mosul, kills two doctors, wounds 10 employees,
as attacks hit various sites in the city.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent reports from Mosul, 390km north of Baghdad, that
two Iraqi doctors were killed and 10 employees wounded when a rocket of
uncertain origin landed on one of the city's hospitals.
Iraqi Medical sources also reported on Sunday that one of the hotels in the
city as well as the headquarters of a local television station also came
under rocket attack in apparent coordination with the attack that struck
the hospital. Ghazi Faysal, head of al-'Iraqiyah TV station in Mosul said
that the rocket attacks targeted the TV station and a hotel but that there
was no word of any casualties there.
Puppet police Major 'Abd ar-Rahman al-'Abidi reported, however, that another
rocket had hit the Ashur Hotel in the center of Mosul, killing two and
wounding one other hotel employee.
Resistance attacks in Kirkuk kill one, seriously wound another puppet policemen.
An officer in the Iraqi puppet police was killed and a puppet policeman
seriously wounded in two Iraqi Resistance attacks in the northern Iraqi
city of Kirkuk.
Three US troops wounded in Resistance bombing in Ba'qubah.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent in Baghdad reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb
exploded in Ba'qubah as a US patrol was passing along the main street in the
Habhab district north east of the city on the road between Baghdad and Kirkuk.
Occupation forces confirmed that the attack wounded three US troops and
destroyed two military vehicles.
Two Iraqi puppet policemen were wounded when Resistance fighters opened fire
on them in Ba'qubah. The policemen saved their lives by fleeing from the
Resistance fighters according to al-Jazeera.
Puppet police officer Yasin Muhammad Mahdi said that the Resistance fighters
got out of their car and began shooting at them as they sat in their car on
their way to work at the puppet police station. Mahdi said that the
Resistance fighters then left the scene of the attack and that he and the
other wounded puppet policeman were helped to a hospital by local people.
Resistance roadside bomb targets US patrol in ar-Ramadi.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent reports from ar-Ramadi that an Iraqi Resistance
bomb exploded as an American occupation foot patrol was passing along as-Saddah
street in the city. Afterward, US aggressor troops spread out along on both
sides of the road in fear that more bombs might be in the area. No information
was immediately available regarding possible casualties or damage in the
Clashes break out between Resistance and US aggressors in al-Qa'im on Syrian border.
Confrontations erupted in the city of al-Qa'im, near the Syrian frontier, on
Saturday night between Iraqi Resistance fighters and US aggressor troops.
Although there is no precise information on casualties, witnesses report that
they saw the body of one person covered with blood inside a local mosque.
Al-Jazeera TV reported Iraqi Resistance fighters as saying that they had
seized an American supply vehicle. Al-Jazeera broadcast scenes of the body
lying in the mosque as well as other shots of Iraqi Resistance fighters in
the city raising their weapons and surrounding the comandeered American
US announces finding body of American killed on 9 April.
Al-Jazeera reported Sunday that US aggressor sources reported that on Friday
the Americans had found the body of Elmer Cross (40) who had been killed when
his companion Keith Matthew Maupin (20) was taken hostage. The convoy in
which the two were riding was ambushed west of Baghdad on 9 April Maupin
remains a hostage of Iraqi Resistance fighters. Al-Jazeera broadcast
images in which the soldier Maupin appeared as a prisoner among a group
of Resistance fighters.
Port of al-Basrah halts Iraqi oil exports for "at least" two days.
US occupation authorities announced in al-Basrah that export of Iraqi oil
from the port would be halted for at least two days after the attacks carried
out by Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighters on Saturday that left an admitted
two Americans dead and five wounded.
US General: preparations under way for attack on an-Najaf.
US General Mark Hertling announced Sunday that American aggressor forces are
preparing to launch a lightning attack to storm parts of the city of an-Najaf
in the near future. This is regarded as a major development in the on-going
confrontation between US invader forces and Shi'ite religious leader Muqtada
as-Sadr's Jaysh al-Mahdi militia.
Palestinian residents of Iraq being arrested by US aggressors.
The Association for Palestinian Human Rights in Iraq issued a statement
on Sunday calling for the protection of the rights of Palestinians in
occupation prisons. The statement said that many Palestinians had recently
been rounded up by the occupation authorities without charge or trial. The
staff of the Palestinian Embassy in Baghdad, including its charge d'affairs,
have been in prison since 28 May 2003.
Third American sailor dies of wounds from al-Basrah attacks.
A third American has reportedly died of wounds received in the sea-borne
attacks by Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighters in al-Basrah on Saturday
according to a report carried by Agence France Presse (AFP). The sailor
was a member of the US Coast Guard, a service normally deployed around
United States domestic waterways.
Oil terminals damaged by Iraqi Resistance attack, costing occupation
millions of dollars.
The puppet so-called oil minister in the American controlled occupation
regime in Iraq announced on Sunday that the Iraqi Resistance martyrdom
attack on the oil terminals in al-Basrah had knocked out of commission
the two largest terminals in Iraq. This admission gave the lie to the
official reports that filled the world's airwaves on Saturday claiming
that the attacks had left the oil facilities entirely unharmed. As a
result, the occupation authorities who are stealing Iraq's oil are lost
1 million barrels of oil exports just on the first day after the attack -
exports that the puppet "oil minister" said were worth $28 million.
The US Associated Press reported that the smaller of the damaged terminals,
Khawr al-'Amayah, reopened on Sunday, the day following the Resistance
attack, but the other al-Basrah Oil Terminal, the largest in Iraq, would
not be opened until Monday at the earliest, according to puppet "oil
minister" Ibrahim Bahr al-'Ulum.
Bahr al-'Ulum said that the Resistance attack damaged the electrical
generators at the huge al-Basrah Terminal, which pumps some 700,000
barrels of oil a day - out of occupied Iraq's total exports of 1.6
million barrels a day. Bahr al-'Ulum admitted that the occupation
authorities are losing $20 million a day in revenues so long as the
terminal is out of commission.
Spanish aggressor troops shoot and kill two Iraqis in ad-Diwaniyah.
The Spanish newspaper El Mundo has reported that Spanish aggressor forces
in Iraq shot and killed two innocent Iraqi citizens in the city of
ad-Diwaniyah, 180km south of Baghdad on Sunday.
Meanwhile Spanish invader forces began their withdrawal from an-Najaf on
Sunday. Twelve Spanish armored military transports and 12 personnel carriers
left al-Andalus base, the headquarters of the Plus Ultra Force heading for
ad-Diwaniyah, the general headquarters of Spanish aggressor forces in Iraq.
US arrests official in charge of pious endowments in Salah ad-Din Province.
Al-Jazeera TV's correspondent in Tikrit reports that the US occupation forces
arrested 'Abdallah 'Ali, Sunni Director of Waqfs (pious endowments) for the
Province of Salah ad-Din on Sunday at dawn. The correspondent reported that
officials of the Sunni Waqf establishment in the city protested to the American
coordinator and demanded his release.
Terbitan : 30 April 2004