From the Editor:
I would like at this time to thank the Socialist Arab Coalition of North America for it's efforts at rejecting Normalization of Relations with the Zionist Enemy, and for its assistance towards the just goal of building Pro-Resistance Popular Forces in the US. They have a website available at www.geocities.com/arabsocialistcoalition .
Also, we will be working more towards converting our web based efforts into a foco point for building Pro-Resistance in the US. We are calling on your various organizations and personages to work with us towards building Pro-Resistance Events and Demonstrations in the upcoming year. We also are requesting that your esteemed organizations formalize written theortical statements against US Imperialism and Zionism and in favor of Resistance in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and around the periphery. This is an important step in kicking Pro-US sentiment and Zionism out of all of our movements, particularly the Anti-War Movement. While we favor unity, our unity can only exist within principled parameters. We are on the side of Arab/Islamic Resistance, and we call on our collegues to take up such a non-negotiable banner as part of their efforts towards social justice.
We will still include news and views. Those who have been submitting articles to us, should continue to do so.
Iraqi Resistance Report:
Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. http://www.geocities.com/iraqiresistancesolidarity/IraqiResistanceReport.html
Sunday, 25 January 2004.
Amidst what appears to be a battle between the Resistance and
occupation forces in the area of Mosul, a US military occupation
helicopter crashed Sunday in the Tigris River in the city while
searching for a soldier. Both helicopter crew members were listed as
missing, a spokeswoman said. The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter was
searching for a US occupation soldier missing when the boat he was
in "capsized" earlier Sunday, the spokeswoman said on condition of
anonymity. The soldier was on a river patrol with three other
soldiers and some Iraqi puppet policemen, she said. The other three
soldiers were safe but two Iraqi puppet police officers and an Iraqi
translator are reported dead, said the spokeswoman. She did not say
what caused the crash of the helicopter, attached to the 101st
A later statement by the occupation forces and Iraqi puppet police
claimed that the helicopter went down after striking an electric
pole. Local witnesses told al-Jazeera that the helicopter plunged
into the Tigris River.
At least one indication that the Iraqi Resistance was active in the
area was a report by a Reuters photographer, mentioned in the
Jordanian daily al-Arab al-Yawm for Monday, 26 January. According to
the newspaper, the Reuters photographer said that one Iraqi puppet
policeman had been killed as a result of a shot to the head from a
speeding car while he was taking part in the search for the missing
American who had been on the river patrol.
A US occupation soldier died Sunday of wounds suffered in a grenade
attack on his Bradley vehicle that was patrolling a central Iraqi
town of Bayji, 200km north of Baghdad, the day before, said Major
Josslyn Aberle, a spokeswoman for the 4th Infantry Division.
Resistance fighters fired the rocket propelled grenade at the Bradley
in the town of Bayji, north of Tikrit, late Saturday, piercing the
driver's compartment and critically wounding the soldier. The soldier
was evacuated to a military hospital, where he died.
A second Bradley fighting vehicle returned fire toward the area from
where the grenade was launched, and soldiers later captured six men
who were in the possession of a grenade launcher, Aberle said.
A roadside bomb detonated in the center of Baghdad on Sunday morning
as two American Humvees were passing, but no injuries were reported.
A US military occupation spokesman said that the bomb, concealed in a
mound of garbage, detonated as the vehicles passed but caused no
casualties. Local resident 'Aql Abu Zahrah said that he was walking
by the area at the time and that the bomb went off after the second
US vehicle had passed. Sajidah Nu'man said she saw four men around
the mound of garbage before the American vehicles went by.
After the blast, American troops searched through the garbage looking
for other possible explosive devices.
An Iraqi officer in the puppet police was killed and a number of
other puppet policemen wounded when a bomb exploded on the Kirkuk –
An Iraqi driver was shot to death by US occupation forces when he
tried to pass an American military convoy in Kirkuk.
In Mosul a security official in the Mosul Province puppet council
survived an assassination attempt – the third such attempt in a week.
An official in the collaborationist Kurdish chauvinist party the so-
called Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is led by Jalal
Talibani, said that one of their organization's offices came under
rocket attack on Saturday night but that the missile missed its
target and hit a neighboring house but caused no casualties.
Sunday, US invaders arrested 46 people and confiscated weapons in
several raids in Iraq, after a series of bombings that killed six US
occupation troops. Occupation soldiers raided several locations in
Baaquba, 60km northeast of the capital, and captured 46 people
including three men suspected of involvement in Resistance
activities, Aberle said. The remaining 43 were detained for
possessing weapons without authorization, she said. In Mukayshifah,
a town south of Tikrit, soldiers raided a house Saturday and
confiscated 220 hand grenades, Aberle said.
Al-Jazeera television announced that the US occupation forces in Iraq
have released al-Jazeera cameraman, Sahib as-Samarra'I who had been
arrested last November. A spokesman for the popular Qatar-based
satellite television company stated that as-Samarra'i was released
from Abu Ghurayb prison west of Baghdad after the occupation
authorities found nothing to hold against him.
As-Samarra'i was arrested and his camera and film cassettes
confiscated on 18 November 2003 as he was filming events in the Iraqi
city of Samarra'. During the more than two months in which he was in
prison, as-Samarra'i was never charged with any offense.
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Monday, 26
January 2004. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
Monday, 26 January 2004.
The Lebanese satellite TV channel LBC reported on Monday that the
American proconsul in Iraqi, L. Paul Bremer survived an assassination
attempt that was made against his motorcade in al-'Amiriyyah district
in Baghdad. Informed sources said that a sniper struck one of the
wheels of a car in the motorcade, causing it to flip over and kill or
injure those inside. It is evident that Bremer was riding in a
different car at the time, as the motorcade sped away from the scene
of the Resistance attack.
This is the second reported attempt on the life of the American
governor of occupied Iraq, the first having been a Resistance attack
on the road from Baghdad to Saddam International Airport which took
place as Bremer returned from seeing off the US Defense Secretary,
Al-Jazeera reported that six Iraqi puppet policemen were killed and
others wounded in two separate rocket and machine gun attacks on two
puppet police locations. Four of those Iraqi puppet policemen were
apparently killed when Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on the
al-Jazirah station north of the city of ar-Ramadi, an incident
reported earlier by the chief of the station Major Ahmad Muhammad ad-
Dulaymi. The other dead and wounded puppet policemen apparently fell
at a check point set up by the puppet police at the eastern approach
An official in the puppet police directorate for the province of
Mosul said on Monday that one Iraqi puppet policeman had been killed
on Sunday night when Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on him.
The fighters escaped.
Al-Jazeera TV reported that two Iraqi puppet policemen were killed
and three others wounded, two of them severely, on Monday evening
when Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a puppet police check point
at the entrance to al-Fares residential compound near 'Amiriyat al-
Al-Jazeera also reported on the authority of eyewitnesses said that
Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on members of the puppet police
in al-Basrah and then escaped.
Al-Jazeera's correspondent also reports from an-Najaf that the local
headquarters of the American occupation forces and also the
headquarters of the so-called multinational forces serving the US
occupiers came under two separate rocket attacks. Fires could be
seen burning in the multinational headquarters where troops from
Spain and El Salvador are centered.
Spanish occupation forces immediately launched a campaign of raids
and searches of the buildings and homes adjacent to their
headquarters. The Spanish occupation troops prevented ambulances and
fire trucks belonging to the puppet so-called Iraqi civil defense
forces in an-Najaf from getting into the area of the two attacks.
Initial reports provided no information as to the extent of
occupation forces losses in casualties or destruction.
The Japanese Defense Ministry announced in Tokyo on Monday that a
truck carrying supplies for the Japanese occupation troops serving
the Americans in Iraq had been attacked near Baghdad, killing the
Jordanian driver of the vehicle. That attack came just hours before
the Japanese government ordered 600 of its infantry to Iraq in the
first ground deployment of Japanese military forces in a battle zone
since the defeat of the Japanese militarist aggressors in 1945.
A Japanese spokesman said that the attack on the supply truck
occurred in ar-Ramadi west of Baghdad as the vehicle was transporting
a prefabricated building intended to house a Japanese occupation
officer who will be taking up work in Baghdad. The Japanese official
said "it is not clear that the attack was aimed specifically at Japan
since the truck and its cargo carried no sign indicating that they
An officer in the puppet so-called civil defense forces in Iraq
reported that two Iraqis who had been in a minibus were killed and
two others injured seriously on Monday when a bomb went of in the
southern part of Baghadad. The officer, Mustafa Tareq, told Agence
France Presse (AFP) that "a passenger in a south Korean-made Kia
minibus asked to get off in a certain point on the road and as it
pulled over, the bus struck a mine which exploded. The disembarking
passenger and one other were killed, while the minibus driver and
another passenger were wounded." Tareq added that the bomb was
apparently planted in the road with the intention of detonating as an
American convoy passed the spot, since the US occupation troops are
constantly using this road which leads to the puppet police station
located a mere 200 meters from the site of the explosion.
Witness 'Isam Khudayr, his clothes covered in blood, said that
he "heard the sound of a powerful explosion that shook the whole
area." Khudayr said: "when I came out of my shop I saw the bus
overturned and on fire so my companion and I hurried over there to
save the people inside. One of them was already dead with his limbs
blown off. Another had severe head wounds, and he died on the way to
al-Yarmuk hospital. Two others had various injuries and were taken
to the hospital."
According to the AFP, US occupation forces and Iraqi puppet police
cordoned off the street leading to where the explosion took place.
One of them shouted through a loudspeaker from an American jeep to
the crowd who had gathered at the bomb scene to disperse or else they
would be arrested. Nevertheless, many local people, in particular
unemployed youths remained at the site watching what was taking place
and watching curiously the activities of the American occupation
soldiers and the members of the puppet police and puppet so-called
civil defense forces. Later three of those youths were arrested for
not paying attention to the instructions. Subsequently one of the
three was released after his mother came and implored the Americans
to release him.
A commander of the Iraqi puppet police in Kirkuk province, Lieutenant
General Shirgu Shakir Hakim told the AFP that the Iraqi puppet police
had arrested on Monday two high-ranking "former" officers in the
Iraqi intelligence service in Kirkuk and claimed that they had "large
quantities" of weapons in their possession. He said that they were
arrested on their way to Kirkuk from Tikrit. The officers, Shakir
Mahmud, an intelligence officer from Tikrit, and Muhsin 'Abdallah
from al-Bu 'Ajil on the outskirts of Tikrit. The puppet police
commander said that the American forces had released 'Abdallah just
three days previously. He claimed that when the puppet police
arrested the two on Monday they had weapons, military maps and
telephone numbers of Baath Party members and ranking intelligence
officers in the Iraqi intelligence service in their possession.
In keeping with their servile role, the puppet police handed the two
captives over to the American occupation forces four hours after
their capture, according to puppet Lieutenant General Hakim.
A correspondent for the Agence France Presse (AFP) reports that about
2,000 Iraqi pilgrims to Mecca held a demonstration on Monday on the
Iraq-Kuwait border in the area of Safwan, to protest the fact that
Kuwaiti busses which were supposed to pick them up from the border
and take them to Kuwait airport for a flight to Saudi Arabia where
they would take part in the Hajj pilgrimage had not arrived.
The angry demonstrators assembled two kilometers from the Kuwaiti
border on the expressway linking the two states near the camp that
the pilgrims had built and where they have been staying for six days
waiting for the busses.
Haytham 'Isa, Chairman of the al-Basrah Branch of the Iraqi Red
Crescent Society said "all of those pilgrims have original entry
visas from both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia but they have been stuck at
the border for six days because the busses that were supposed to take
them to Kuwait airport for a flight to Saudi Arabia have not come."
He said, "the deputy [puppet] governor of al-Basrah, Brigadier
General 'Ali Shani, came to visit us today and reviewed our situation
and then headed to the border to discuss the problem with Kuwaiti
officials and the possibility of finding a solution."
Demonstrator Karim Hadi (45 years old) from al-Hillah said
that "people appear on Iraqi TV and claim that there are no problems
regarding the Iraqi Hajj pilgrims, contrary to the reality which is
that we are now in our sixth day on the border and don't know what
our fate is to be."
Demonstrator Ra'id Shaker Kazem, 40, from the city of al-Kut
said "each one of us paid about US$700 to cover the cost of
transportation and lodging but they have left us here for days and
there are only a few days left for us to get there in time to perform
An official with the Saudi Ministry of Pilgrimage declared that more
than 30,000 Iraqi pilgrims have come to Saudi Arabia to perform the
Hajj rites in Mecca and another 3,000 are still expected to arrive
Al-Jazeera reported that the US occupation forces on Monday released
a new batch of Iraqi prisoners from the various concentration camps
that the invaders maintain in the occupied country. About 300
prisoners were released Mondy as a part of a US-announced program to
release 506 prisoners on condition that some local guarantor agrees
to take responsibility for their behavior, and on condition that they
pledge in writing to "renounce violence."
That figure – 506 prisoners – if they ever really are released, would
amount to less than five percent of the more than 12,000 prisoners
which the Associated Press recently reported were in the hands of US
occupation authorities in Iraq. Recently released prisoners report
that the concentration camps in which they were held are severely
overcrowded and that one main reason for the releases is simply to
relieve that congestion, as the flow of new prisoners into the camps
Special Report from al-Arab al-Yawm on Iraqi prisons.
According to a report by Ahmad Sabri carried in Tuesday's edition of
the Jordanian newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm, Iraqis who have been held
prisoner by the American occupation forces have been subjected to
most brutal forms of physical and psychological torture in five large
detention camps, particularly those at Abu Ghurayb, west of Baghdad,
and Umm Qasr, near al-Basrah in the south.
Former prisoners have offered testimonials on the inhuman practices
of the occupation authorities to the newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm,
saying that the number of those imprisoned by the occupation
authorities exceeds 10,000 prisoners and that the release of some of
them early in January cam as a result of intense overcrowding of the
prisons and concentration camps, in addition to the fact that the
arrests were arbitrary and based on no evidence, and that no real
charges were ever filed against the prisoners. Most of the
prisoners, in fact, were civilian citizens arrested for "suspicion" –
something that pertains to every Iraqi in the eyes of the occupation
In their testimonies, the former prisoners disclosed having seen a
number of former Iraqi officials arrested and fettered and held in
solitary confinement cells without any consideration for their health
or the conditions of their confinement in the cases of many of these
The following is a translation of the story written by Ahmad Sabri,
Baghdad correspondent for al-Arab al-Yawm and published in that
newspaper's edition for Tuesday, 27 January 2004.
Baghdad – al-Arab al-Yawm – by Ahmad Sabri. Iraqi prisoners released
by the American occupation forces recently are describing what they
were subjected to during the periods of their detention and how and
where they were arrested. In talks with al-Arab al-Yawm they have
disclosed that Abu Ghurayb central prison camp, in which thousands of
Iraqis are being held, was subjected on several occasions to mortar
attacks resulting in the death of dozens of the prisoners and the
American forces charged with controlling the prison camp.
Prisoner 'Ali Mahmud, who spent about five months in five different
prison camps in various parts of Iraq before winding up in Abu
Ghurayb, said that the charge against him was not based on any
evidence but was merely slander. Yet the way he was captured was
outrageous. "They raided my home in al-Karakh district late at
night, provocatively wrecking our household goods. They stole five
million dinars from my house and arrested three of my sons."
Mahmud said that the investigators used psychological torture on him
throughout long hours of interrogation sessions during which his
hands and feet were bound in iron chains.
Mahmud, who is known as 'Ali Mama, did not claim that he was beaten
but said that some of the investigators used threats and intimidation
regarding what would happen to him if he did not confess to his
connections with Saddam and wit the so-called Army of Muhammad,
connections with which he denied. Because he denied any connection
with the Resistance, Mahmud says he was stripped naked and confined
to an empty cell.
Mahmud described how during his imprisonment there he was subjected
to a harsh form of punishment in which the jailers would pour water
on his naked body, bringing on sickness. "I got terrible diarrhea
and have fainting spells which I am now seeing a doctor about."
Mahmud described the food as "poor", saying that it is insufficient
for the prisoners. He said that an Iraqi contractor prepares the
food, which he said was spoiled.
'Ali Mahmud said that during his time of incarceration there, Abu
Ghurayb prison camp was on several times subjected to mortar attacks
which left dozens of prisoners and some American occupation soldiers
dead. He said that tents pitched on the dirt are "home" to most of
the prisoners in the prison camps of ar-Ridwaniyah, Abu al-Khasib, al-
Baghdadi, and parts of Abu Ghurayb prison camp.
Mahmud estimated the number of Iraqi prisoners in the camps that he
spent time in during his five months of detention as being more than
10,000 prisoners. He said that the reason for the release of
prisoners is that the prisons have filled up and are seriously
Asked whether he had seen Iraqi officials during his time of
imprisonment he answered: "Yes, I saw Iraqi officials. They were in
miserable conditions. They have no care, and were badly treated.
Among them was Saadun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National
Assembly; Minister of Trade Muhammad Mahdi Salih; and Samir an-Najm;
and high-ranking Iraqi Army officers."
Mahmud noted that the American forces had not allowed him any contact
with his family nor was he allowed to send any letters or receive any
visits from officials of the Red Cross Organization.
Another prisoner released in the first batch of prison releases a few
weeks back hails from the city of al-Fallujah. I met Hamed 'Abdallah
in front of Abu Ghurayb prison camp. He told me "the charge against
me was possession of unlicensed weapons and that I aided the
Resistance fighters. I denied this totally. I explained that I am a
student in my last stages of study and that the American forces' raid
on my home came as a total surprise."
"They took me to Abu Ghurayb prison," Hamed 'Abdallah
explained, "where I spent most of the three months that I spent
Hamed 'Abdallah said that the conditions in prison were "bad",
causing him to break his leg and suffer serious pains in his spinal
cord as a result of what he said was the intense torture whose
severity he managed to endure.
He said that prisoners from al-Fallujah are singled out for specially
harsh and brutal treatment because the American occupation forces in
the area of the city come under Resistance attack virtually every
day. This leaves a negative impression on the al-Fallujah prisoners
who, he estimated, number in the hundreds in the American prison
Hamed 'Abdallah said that the US forces put cameras up in every part
of the prison camp to observe the prisoners and monitor their
movements and communications, as a result of which dozens of them
were isolated and tortured, in order to prevent their communicating
A religious leader from the city of Mosul, Ghanim Dhannun, described
the treatment he received from the American interrogators as "harsh
and inhuman." He said, "They have no respect for a man of religion
or a learned religious scholar or for a person of great age." Ghanim
Dhannun said that he spent most of his time incarcerated in the
prison at the Port of Umm Qasr in the city of al-Basrah, in the south
of Iraq. He said that he was subjected to humiliation and long
interrogation sessions that no person could stand.
As to the charges against him, Ghanim Dhannun said that most of the
prisoners are charged with cooperating with the Iraqi Resistance. He
said, however, that he was not working with the Resistance and had no
connection with any attacks on the American occupation forces.
He said that he saw dozens of Iraqi officials shackled in iron chains
and held in solitary confinement cells, but he declined to name any
He concluded by saying that the US practice of making the release of
prisoners contingent upon their pledging not to oppose the occupation
and upon getting some well-known person in their home area to agree
to be responsible for them is a dangerous precedent that is not
justified by law or the principles of human rights.
Student Haytham 'Abdallah, who spent months in Abu Ghurayb prison
camp described the conditions of his imprisonment and those of the
others in the camp as "tragic, unbearable, and in violation of all
He said: "My case basically is that I happened to be passing by a
particular street in the al-Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad at a time
when an American column came under attack. I suddenly found myself
surrounded by soldiers. They asked, 'Where are the rest of your
group?'. Despite my denials and calls for help, they took me to a
jail after blindfolding me and tying my hands." He said that he was
beaten and kicked and denied food and water for two consecutive days.
He described clashes that took place between the detainees in Abu
Ghurayb prison camp and the guards. "They broke out because of the
bad treatment and because the prison authorities refused to allow any
contact between the prisoners and their families. In addition there
was the factor of prison conditions – the food, the place, and the
Haytham 'Abdallah said that the prison authorities reacted harshly to
the protesters. First they opened fire into the air and then they
wounded many of them. He thought it probable that a number of the
wounded prisoners had subsequently died of their wounds.
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Tuesday 27
January 2004. http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/1/1-27-2.htm
Tuesday, 27 January 2004.
Al-Jazeera TV's correspondent in Baghdad has reported that during
Monday-Tuesday night massive explosions were heard in the Iraqi
capital as sirens wailed in the so-called Green Zone – compound
housing the Iraqi Republican Palace which the American occupation
forces have taken over and turned into their headquarters. Initially
there was no information regarding the nature of the explosions what,
if any, casualties and damage they might have left in their wake. It
was later reported that a rocket had landed in the so-called Green
Zone, but the occupation forces gave no information regarding losses
Three US aggressor troops were killed and one other was wounded when
the Iraqi Resistance set off a large explosion west of Baghdad
Tuesday as a convoy, including the Humvee which took the brunt of the
blast, was passing. The troops were later specifically acknowledged
to be paratroopers belonging to the US 82nd Airborne Division.
Hospital staff said two Iraqi civilians also were killed. The US
military occupation reported the US casualties, but refused to admit
that the incident was a Resistance attack. A US military spokesman
said only that the casualties occurred in "a large explosion" but
claimed he "had no idea" what caused the blast. Earlier, however,
the occupation spokesmen had been more willing to acknowledge that
the incident was a Resistance attack. The Associated Press quoted an
occupation spokesman as saying earlier, "one of our units was
ambushed near Fallujah . . . involving two coalition vehicles."
The invader spokesman said three occupation soldiers were killed and
one solider was injured. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the
spokesman said he had no other details.
Witnesses, however, spoke of two roadside bombs in al-Khalidiyah, 50
miles west of Baghdad, and close to Fallujah town. The area is a
hotspot of Resistance activity where several attacks have taken place
against US aggressor forces. The witnesses said the first one
exploded next to a passing US occupation military convoy followed by
a second blast when reinforcements arrived.
'Abd al-Hamid Marzuq, a male nurse at a nearby hospital where the
casualties were taken, said two Iraqis were killed -- Hadi Abed
Shehab, the director of agriculture of al-Khalidiyah, and Hamd Nayef,
a taxi driver. Marzuq said that Shehab died of a gunshot wound to the
stomach. Witnesses said he was shot while standing in his office
close the blast scene, and died on way to the hospital. Nayef, who
was driving by at the time of the explosion, was injured in the head
and face, said Marzuq. He said three other people were injured. It
was likely that he and the other injured Iraqis were victims of the
indiscriminate US gunfire that followed the Resistance attack.
'Ali Muhammad, 41, a resident of al-Khalidiyah said that an explosion
went off as the American occupation convoy passed on the road to al-
Khalidiyah, damaging a Humvee and wounding three occupation troops.
He said, "the convoy stopped, the soldiers got out of the vehicles
and began firing killing an Iraqi and wounding another."
Namir Muhammad, who said he was standing about 500 meters away when
the attack occurred, reported that the American occupation soldiers
fired randomly after the blasts, a standard response of the US
occupation troops whenever they come under attack.
Muhammad described seeing a US military occupation vehicle on fire
after the first blast.
As more American invader forces came to the scene, another bomb went
off, setting fire to a second vehicle, he said. Muhammad said he
carried several injured people to the hospital.
Later on Tuesday, an Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded at about
8:00pm near Iskandariyah, about 25 miles south of Baghdad killed
three US occupation soldiers and wounded three others, a US military
In addition, two employees of the US company Cable News Network
(CNN), a driver and a translator-producer, died in an Iraqi
Resistance attack south of Baghdad. They were returning from an
assignment in a two-car convoy, CNN reported, when their convoy came
under Resistance gunfire. CNN identified the men as translator-
producer Duraid 'Isa Muhammad and driver Yaser al-Khatib. CNN said
cameraman Scott McWhinnie, in the second car, was grazed in the head
by a bullet. Correspondent Michael Holmes and several other people in
that car were unhurt.
When the attack occurred, the two CNN vehicles were heading north
towards the suburb of al-Mahmudiyah outside Baghdad. A colored Opal
began to follow the CNN convoy and one of the occupants of the Opal
opened fire with an automatic rifle at the back of the first car in
the CNN convoy. Five shots hit the vehicle, but it was able to
escape after the security officer in the convoy returned fire at the
A source in the puppet police in the region of Hadithah told Agence
France Presse (AFP) that two Iraqis were killed and a third wounded
in a Resistance attack on the Hadithah puppet police station which
the officials say was an attempt to free one of the prisoners held
there. Puppet police officer Sarmad La'iq of Hadithah said
that "after noon on Tuesday a group of four armed men attacked the
puppet police station of Hadithah region with the aim of forcibly
releasing a prisoner." In the course of the machinegun battle, one
attacker, by the name of 'Awwad Ibrahim, died and one other was
wounded, while puppet policeman Falah Hasan Harrat, son of Hadithah
police chief Lieutenant Colonel Hasan Harrat was also killed. Sarmad
La'iq went on to say that "the American [occupation] forces arrived
on the scene after the incident and sealed off the site and
surrounding areas and began to investigate the incident as US
occupation helicopters could be seen hovering near the puppet police
US occupation troops killed three people whom they described as
suspected members of a Resistance guerrilla cell during raids Tuesday
in the central Iraqi town of Bayji, the occupation Army said.
The US occupation forces announced that they had discovered what they
called "a suspected car bomb" near the central offices of the
occupation and its puppet so-called Interim Governing Council.
In Kirkuk Colonel Anwar 'Abd al-Qader, head of the puppet police in
the Dumiz neighborhood of the city, told AFP that US occupation
forces arrested more than 11 Iraqis in the city, suspecting them of
being behind Resistance attacks on the occupation forces, their
puppet police stooges, and oil facilities. 'Abd al-Qader said that
the US occupation forces sealed off the Dumiz residential
neighborhood in the eastern part of Kirkuk and arrested 11
Iraqis. 'Abd al-Qader said that in their arrests, the
invaders "relied on lists of names that they had, names of those
persons whom they suspect of supporting operations targeting Iraqi
[puppet] police patrols, the security of oil facilities in Kirkuk,
and the American occupation forces who have been subjected to a
series of attacks in recent days, particularly at their main
headquarters at the Kirkuk airport."
'Abd al-Qader said that the "raids and searches covered most parts of
the residential neighborhood. The roads in and out were cut. No one
was allowed in or out of the neighborhood until the operation was
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday,
28 January 2004. http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/1/1-27-2.htm http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
Wednesday, 28 January 2004.
A martyrdom attack with an explosives laden vehicle against a hotel
in central Baghdad on Wednesday killed five Iraqis in addition to the
martyrdom of the driver, according to updated reports from a military
An American military occupation spokesman said "five Iraqis were
killed in addition to the driver," and reported that the vehicle was
carrying "between 200 and 350kg of explosives."
In Wednesday's attack, an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom bomber driving a
van disguised as an ambulance blew up his vehicle Wednesday in front
of a hotel frequented by Westerners, witnesses and puppet police
said. Initially the Iraqi puppet police reported four people were
killed, but the US military occupation command at first insisted that
only the driver died. The blast at the Shahin Hotel also injured 17
people, according to hospital officials. US occupation officials said
the injured included one South African; hotel employees said
initially he had been killed.
Islammemo quoted the BBC correspondent in Baghdad as saying that he
had personally seen the body of a dead foreigner in addition to the
corpses of three Iraqi puppet policemen, contrary to US military
claims that only Iraqis were killed.
The bombing attack occurred about 6:40am after security guards opened
fire on the vehicle — a white van with Red Crescent markings — as it
maneuvered around concrete barriers in the street, witnesses said.
The explosion gouged a huge crater in the street, shattered the
ground floor of the three-story hotel and damaged at least three
other buildings nearby. At least 10 cars parked along the street
were severely damaged, some reduced to mounds of twisted metal. The
blast hurled remains of one car across the street, and other cars
were set afire.
Residents of the hotel include the so-called "labor minister" in the
American-run puppet "government", Sami 'Izara al-Ma'jun, who was
unhurt. "My guards came to the room and rushed me downstairs. The
hotel was burning and there was fire and smoke everywhere," al-Ma'jun
said. He said some foreigners were staying in the hotel but he
didn't know their nationalities or profession, and that he saw
injured people including one foreigner being led out of hotel during
The hotel is located in the Karradah neighborhood which includes
several foreign embassies — including the Swiss, Polish and Armenian —
and the main station of the security force protecting diplomatic
missions. "If you see my house, you wouldn't be able to recognize
it," said Sonya Tatyosian, who lives across the street from the
hotel. Still dressed in her pajamas, she stood weeping on the street
as she used a friend's satellite phone to call her brother in
California. "I am OK," she sobbed. "Just didn't want you to worry."
A part of the Shahin hotel's concrete front was torn away by the
blast, and the walls that remained were blackened. Several fire
trucks tried to douse the fire in the building. He said the hotel was
packed with guests at the time of the blast, and expected several
At least three burned out cars were seen in front of the Shahin
hotel, only their metal skeletons remaining. Another car was half
burned a little distance away on the Masbah street in the upscale
Karradah district. What looked like pieces of flesh lay on the ground
in front of the hotel. Karradah puppet police chief Kazem Khalas
initially said three people were killed and four injured in the
blast, which occurred at about 6:30 a.m.
A spokesman at the US occupation command in Baghdad, however, said
one Iraqi was killed and several injured. The spokesman, speaking on
condition of anonymity, declined to speculate why the hotel was
targeted, but confirmed it was a car bomb.
Parts of the hotel's concrete walls were torn away, leaving gaping
holes and destroying the interior. The walls that remained were
blackened. Two other buildings nearby were badly damaged, one
housing puppet policemen assigned to protect embassies in the area,
and the other a company that sells fire extinguishers. It was not
known if any puppet policemen were injured although white smoke was
wafting out of the puppet police building three hours after the blast.
"Everything in our office is destroyed. Nothing is in one piece. Only
the concrete is still standing," said Ma'in Muhammad, a partner in
the fire extinguisher company who was sleeping in the building and
was woken up by the blast.
Khalas, the puppet police official, said one of the destroyed cars
was rigged with explosives, but didn't know if it was parked or
moving at the time of the blast.
"We were woken up by a very strong explosion. The glass fell on us.
My wife cut a leg," said Ahmad Hilli, who lives in a street parallel
to the hotel. The hotel is close to the former US embassy, the
Belarus embassy and a puppet police station.
In other news on Wednesday, in al-Khaws Province 75km south of
Kirkuk, Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on a puppet police
check point killing one puppet policeman. Eye witnesses said that
the attackers fired from a car moving at high speed during the attack.
Puppet police in Kirkuk report that they were able to disarm two
Katyusha rockets that had been targeted on the US occupation
headquarters in the city and were ready for launch. The Qatari news
agency Qana reported that a member of a puppet police patrol in
Kirkuk said that the two rockets were set up in an area of the al-
'Urubah neighborhood in the south of Kirkuk and were targeted on the
airport, the location being used by local US occupation forces as
their headquarters in the city.
Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Thursday, 29
January 2004. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
16 http://www.aljazeera.net/news/arabic/2004/1/1-28-5.htm http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IdNews=23594 http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IdNews=23693
Iraqi Resistance Data Report Updates: http://www.geocities.com/iraqiresistancesolidarity/data.html
Iraqi Resistance Data Report for Sunday, 11 January 2004 through Saturday, 17 January 2004.
The following report brings together data from two opposite sources.
The first is the Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah (Harvest of the Iraqi
Resistance) issued by the Iraqi Resistance. The second is the Iraqi
Resistance Log, compiled by the Free Palestine Information Agency,
which uses media sources as well as the Summary of Security
Incidents, an internal security document issued by the American
Although these accounts are not mutually consistent, we hope, by
publicizing them, to help overcome the information blackout imposed
by the American occupation and the imperialist-Zionist media at their
disposal. We also hope to show that regardless of what sources are
used for information on the Iraqi Resistance, that Resistance is
clearly continuing unabated and forging ahead as it inflicts mounting
casualties on the invaders.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial
board of the Free Arab Voice. Iraqi Resistance Log compiled by Free
Palestine Information Agency.
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah.
Sunday, 11 January 2004.
1) An attack on an American military convoy in the area of ad-Durah
left three occupation soldiers dead and five others wounded. A
Humvee and a military jeep were destroyed.
2) An attack on the headquarters of the Bulgarian forces near the
University of Karbala' during which the headquarters were occupied by
the Fedayeen after their raid upon it. Important documents in the
headquarters were seized. The contents of the headquarters were
distributed to the citizens.
3) An attack on an American military patrol in Abu Ghurayb on the
main highway left two American soldiers dead and wounded one other.
A Humvee was destroyed.
4) An attack on an American military column on the expressway at the
ar-Rabtah crossroads west of the capital Baghdad left three
occupation troops dead and four others wounded. One tank and four
various vehicles were destroyed.
5) An American military convoy was attacked in the region of al-
Haqlaniyah south of Haditha leaving seen occupation soldiers dead,
five others injured and destroying one tank, one truck, one troop
carrier, and one Humvee.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Sunday, 11 January 2004.
Occupation forces suffered 3 killed and 12 wounded in Iraq today
according to media and occupation information. 7 US soldiers, 3
British were wounded. US imperialist Central Command (Centcom)
reported 7 US soldiers wounded today. The media reported ZERO US
wounded. 5 Iraqi civilians were killed and 8 more were wounded. There
were 46 security incidents in Iraq today. The media reported 19 of
3 AM: Small arms attack on a checkpoint in Kirkuk manned by Iraqi
security force stooges.
Early AM: 3 loud blasts were heard in Baghdad.
7:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol 1 ½ miles northwest of
Dulu`iyah. This was one of the largest bombs ever used, estimated at
500-1000 lbs. It left a crater 8 ft. deep by 15 ft. wide.
7:30 AM: Rocket attack on a US base southwest of Kirkuk.
7:30 AM: Shooting attack on Iraqi puppet police near Puppet Police
Headquarters in an-Nasiriyah. 1 puppet was killed and 2 were wounded.
All of the puppet police were female.
8 AM: Bomb explosion in Husayn al-Latif District on the far eastern
outskirts of Baghdad. Resistance fighter fled in a vehicle. This is
one of the first known attacks in this part of Baghdad.
9:30 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US occupation convoy the highway
southwest of al-Fallujah.
10 AM: Mortar attack on the chauvinist so-called Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan (PUK) collaborationist party offices in Mosul. 4 rounds
fired at the office in this attack and the one on the same office
below, causing damage but no casualties.
10 AM: Resistance fighters in a vehicle tried to run a puppet police
checkpoint in Suq ash-Shuyukh. They opened fire with small arms at
the puppet police at the checkpoint, killing 1of them.
11 AM: Mortar attack on PUK collaborationist party offices in Mosul.
2 shells hit the roof and 2 hit nearby homes over the course of these
2 attacks and 1 Iraqi was wounded.
12 PM: Roadside bomb found along the highway on the far western
outskirts of Baghdad in the area west of the Mazra`ah District.
12 PM: Roadside bomb attack near the US Qastal Mihl Airbase. Bomb was
a 152mm shell.
12 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US military SUV convoy in
12:30 PM: Rocket attack on a US base in Kirkuk. Rockets were fired
from west of the US Kirkuk Airbase.
1 PM: Small arms attack on Iraqi ICDC Traitor soldiers in Samarra'.
Resistance fighters fled in a vehicle.
1:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US convoy in east Mosul.
5:30 PM: Mortar attack on the Husaybah border checkpoint.
6:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base west of Samarra'.
7:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base near Balad. A small arms attack
followed the mortar attack.
7:30 PM: Mortar attack on the sparsely populated area southwest of
the Baghdad Airport on the far southwestern outskirts of Baghdad.
8 PM: Grenade attack on a US foot patrol in the Sulaymaniyah District
of Central Baghdad near the so-called Green Zone.
10 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol north of Ba`qubah.
Resistance fighters fired anti-tank grenades at a US patrol in
Kirkuk, damaging a US vehicle. No US occupation casualties reported.
Protests continued in Amarah over the killing of Iraqi civilians in
yesterday's protest. Protesters, some armed with sticks and shovels,
threw stones at baton-wielding British soldiers all day long. Several
homemade bombs were also set off. Reportedly protesters tried to
storm the Kellog, Brown & Root (KBR) training base in Amarah and
British troops shot at them, killing 3.
Demonstrations in al-Basrah by ex-soldiers demanding back pay. 2
Iraqis were killed and were 8 wounded. 3 British soldiers were
wounded. British troops and Iraqi Zionist police broke up the riots.
2 percussion bombs were set off near the US occupation offices in
Kirkuk. No damage or casualties reported.
US occupation forces dropped a 1000-pound bomb on a Resistance
fighter mortar position near Balad.
An Iraqi Resistance fighter suspected in an earlier attack on US
occupation troops was arrested in Tikrit.
Bomb found in the `Abd al-Wahid District of Baghdad. Bomb was several
sticks of dynamite and an electrical trigger. A resistance fighter
was arrested for in connection with this bomb.
Bomb found 1 mile west of Riyad. Bomb was a 105mm round.
Bomb found in the Shari` al-Urdun District of western Baghdad. Bomb
was attached to a pole 2 feet off the ground.
Bomb found in an Iraqi police truck muffler at the Iraqi police
station in ar-Ramadi. Bomb was a US 155mm M107 high-explosive round
packed with C4.
Bomb found 8 miles northeast of al-Fallujah near As Saqlawiyah. Bomb
was rigged for command detonation.
Bomb found in ar-Ramadi. Bomb was 110 pounds of TNT, a 155mm round
and connected to a box with an antenna.
Bomb found on the railroad tracks near Iskandariyah.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah.
Monday, 12 January 2004.
1) An attack on the headquarters of the Ukrainian forces in the area
of al-Kut left two soldiers dead and six others injured and destroyed
one tank and two military vehicles.
2) An attack on an American patrol in the area of al-`Amiriyah in the
center of the capital Baghdad left one Ameircan soldier dead and
wounded three others. A Humvee was destroyed. A communiqué of the
occupation forces said that the occupation troops belonged to the 1st
3) On the main road in ar-Ramadi a feda'i force carried out an attack
on an American patrol that left three soldiers dead, two others
wounded and destroyed three vehicles of various types.
4) The so-called Green Zone, headquarters of the US occupation forces
and the US civil governor, was attacked by the Republican Guard with
missiles and artillery. All those resident in Baghdad could feel the
powerful explosions that shook the city. Tongues of flame and clouds
of smoke could be seen rising from the target area.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Monday, 12 January 2004
Occupation forces suffered 3 killed and 9 wounded in Iraq today. 1 US
soldier, 1 Puppet Policeman and 1 ICDC Traitor were killed. 7 US
soldiers, 1 Puppet policeman and 1 so-called civil defense force
stooge were wounded. US imperial Central Command (Centcom) reported 7
soldiers wounded today. The media reported only 2 US soldiers
wounded. 8 Iraqi civilians were killed and 24 were wounded, almost
all by US soldiers. There were 39 security incidents in Iraq today.
The media reported only 10 of these incidents.
7 AM: Mortar attack on a US base near ar-Ramadi.
7:45 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy in al-Hawd, 4 miles
north of Qayyarah.
8:30 AM: Small arms attack from a rooftop on a US convoy stuck in
traffic on the highway in east Mosul.
8:30 AM: RPG attack on the vehicle of the Assistant Governor of
Diyala Province near Balad Ruz.
8:30 AM: Resistance fighters ambushed a US convoy with a series of
roadside bombs near `Asiriyah, along the highway 1 ½ miles east of
Iskandariya. Bombs were made of artillery rounds and a gas can.
10 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy near a checkpoint in the
Sab`ah Nisan District of eastern Baghdad blasted a Humvee, killing 1
soldier, Staff Sergeant Ricky L. Crockett, and wounding 2 more.
Soldiers opened fire afterwards, killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 4
10 AM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy northeast of ar-Ramadi.
There were no reported US casualties in the attack, but troops
responded by firing in all directions, killing 2 Iraqi passerby and
wounding 6 more.
10 AM: Small arms attack on a US convoy along the highway north of
10:30 AM: Several bombs found inside a guard shack at an ICDC Puppet
Army checkpoint near As Sadah, north of Ba`qubah. Bombs were 130mm
10:30 AM: Mine attack on a US armored vehicle near as-Sadah.
11:30 AM: Demonstrations in al-Kut. 400 Iraqis protested lack of jobs
at a government building. A grenade was tossed at Ukrainian troops
and Iraqi puppet police guarding the building. The police opened fire
and wounded 6 Iraqis. Ukrainian soldiers then opened fire and wounded
another Iraqi. 1 Ukrainian and 1 puppet policeman wounded.
AM: Iraqi woman detained and questioned in al-Fallujah. This incident
produced an outraged demonstration where hundreds of Iraqis raged in
12 PM: RPG attack from a building on a US patrol ½ mile north of ar-
12 PM: RPG attack on US troops guarding the al-Fallujah City Hall.
Troops fired back, killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 4 more.
12:30 PM: Small arms on a US convoy on the highway near Miqdadiyah.
2:30 PM: Small arms attack on several Iraqi contractor dump trucks
near `Arab Dulem 9 miles south of the US Balad Airbase.
4 PM: Drive-by shooting attack on an Iraqi traitor policeman on
patrol in Mosul. 1 puppet policeman was killed. Resistance fighters
escaped in a vehicle.
4 PM: Mortar attack on a so-called civil defence force puppet unit at
the Puppet Oil Ministry in the al-Mansur District of Baghdad. A small
arms attack followed the mortars.
4:30 PM: Puppet so-called civil defense forces and Iraqi puppet
police stopped a vegetable truck near Jaddah, 30 miles north of
Baghdad, to inspect it. A resistance fighter in the truck threw a
grenade at the stooges, killing 1 civil defense stooge. The stooges
then fired back at the truck, martyring 1 Resistance fighter and
wounding 2 more. The truck was found to be filled with weapons being
delivered to Resistance.
6 PM: Rocket attack on the ICDC Headquarters in Abu Ghurayb.
9 PM: Roadside bomb attack during a driving rainstorm on a 2-Humvee
US convoy on Palestine Street in Central Baghdad near the Oil
Ministry, which is located near the US headquarters known as the
Green Zone. Bomb missed the convoy. Troops fired randomly after the
bomb went off, killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 4 more. No US damage or
9 PM: Rockets launched at unknown targets from so-called Sadr City.
9 PM: Mortar attack on the Baghdad Hotel. 2 shells were fired but
they both missed.
10 PM: RPG attack on US occupation troops at a checkpoint near the
cloverleaf intersection in al-Fallujah.
US reported its occupation troops observed 40 Iraqis armed with AK-
47s taking fuel from a pipeline near Samarra'. The troops attempted
to detain the men but the Iraqis opened fire. Troops returned fire
and killed 7 Iraqis.
Several bombs found partly buried by the side of the highway in
Kirkuk. Bombs were 155mm rounds and an antipersonnel mine.
Bomb found near Kirkuk. Bomb was Tupperware box filled with
explosives with wires protruding.
Bomb found in east Mosul. Bomb was multiple blocks of C4.
Bomb found 7 miles southwest of Iskandariyah near Hazah. Bomb was
Bomb found southeast of Samarra'. Bomb was 130mm round with wires
Bomb found in the southbound lane of a highway in the Martyr's
Monument area of Baghdad. Bomb was a 15mm round with C4, concealed by
a tree limb and rigged with a pager. A Resistance fighter was
arrested in connection with this bomb.
Bomb found in the area just to the east of Baghdad Airport. Bomb was
125mm artillery round with a detonation cord attached and rigged with
a car alarm for remote detonation.
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency.
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Tuesday, 13 January 2004.
1) Iraqi Resistance forces shot down an Apache helicopter gunship
with a surface-to-air missile in the al-Habbaniyah area west of
Baghdad killing the crew of two pilots.
2) The masses in al-Kut gathered in a demonstration to demand their
rights and the evacuation of the invaders clashed with Ukrainian
forces, leaving two Bulgarian soldiers dead and five others injured.
Three Iraqis were martyred and 10 others injured.
3) A detachment of Resistance fighters killed five American soldiers
and wounded two others as well as destroying two military vehicles in
an attack on an American military patrol in the city of Tikrit.
4) The Baghdad Hotel, which is the residence of American intelligence
officers and members of the so-called Governing Council was attacked
with rockets, leaving two American soldiers dead and seven others
wounded. A large part of the façade of the hotel was destroyed.
5) An attack on an American military convoy outside the city of
Samarra' left four occupation soldiers dead and three others
wounded. Four military vehicles were destroyed.
Iraqi Resistance Log
Tuesday, 13 January 2004.
Occupation forces reportedly suffered 10 wounded in Iraq today. 5 US
occupation soldiers and 5 Zionist puppet police were wounded. The US
imperialist central command (Centcom) reported 5 US troops wounded
today. The media reported ZERO US wounded. A US helicopter was shot
down. 4 Iraqi civilians were killed and 7 were wounded. A train was
derailed. There were 37 security incidents in Iraq today. Only 9 of
these incidents were reported in the media.
3 AM: Drive-by shooting attack on the ar-Ramadi puppet police
station. Resistance fighters escaped in a vehicle.
7 AM: Rocket attack on a US base in the al-Mulla `Alwan District on
the northern outskirts of Baghdad.
7 AM: Rockets hit a number of Iraqi homes in the Husayn Khalifah
District in the northern outskirts of Baghdad. Rockets may have gone
off course and missed the intended target.
7:30 AM: An Iraqi man was found shot dead in his car along the
highway east of Haswah. The car was riddled with bullets.
8:30 AM: An Iraqi man was found shot in the head on the highway south
9 AM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Ghazaliyah District of
9:30 AM: Resistance fighters in a vehicle were observed conducting
surveillance and taking photos of a local so-called Civil Military
Operation Center (CMOC) puppet office in Ba`qubah.
10 AM: Surface-to-air missile attack on a US Apache helicopter 9
miles north of al-Habbaniyah. Copter was shot down. Both pilots
reportedly survived the crash.
10 AM: Resistance fighters on an overpass dropped several grenades on
a US civil affairs convoy 3 ½ miles west of al-Fallujah.
10:30 AM: A demonstration raged all morning long in al-Kut. A crowd
of 1000 tried to storm City Hall and break into a bank. Grenades were
thrown at Ukrainian troops. 5 police stooges and 7 Iraqis were
11:30 AM: A Resistance fighter in a vehicle fired small arms at an
Iraqi Puppet Police Station in Iskandariyah.
12 PM: RPG attack on a US patrol 33 ½ miles northwest of Hadithah
12:45 PM: RPG attack on a US military convoy carrying US celebrity
broadcaster Ted Koppel. Troops returned fire in all directions,
killing 2 Iraqis and wounding 3 more.
1 PM: Small arms attack on a US convoy 4 miles south of Ghalibiyah
along Highway 2 north of Baghdad.
1 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy along a highway near as-
2 PM: Fire truck stolen 5 miles southwest of ar-Ramadi.
2:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol northeast of Taramiyah.
4 PM: A train derailed near al-Basrah. An investigation reportedly is
4:45 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol near Balad. Resistance
fighters escaped in a car and a truck.
6 PM: Small arms attack on a so-called Civil Military Operation
Center (CMOC) puppet office in Ba`qubah. Resistance fighters fired
from the east side of a canal across the water at the building.
6:30 PM: Resistance fighters in a large truck used the truck to
strike so-called civil defense forces riding motorcycles, attempting
to run them over.
7 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the al-A`zamiyah District of
7:30 PM: Mortar attack on a US base in the Sulaymaniyah District of
7:45 PM: A US occupation patrol in a district of southern Baghdad
spelled in US reports as "Tall Izhayat" was attacked with small arms
from a house.
10:30 PM: Grenade and small arms attack on a US and ICDC traitor army
combined unit near the `Umar ibn al-Khattab Mosque just south of
10:30 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in the Ahmad Ghajar District
A group of resistance fighters in vehicles ambushed US troops in
Samarra'. Troops returned fire and say they killed 8 Resistance
fighters, arrested 26 others and confiscated 4 vehicles.
Troops and local Iraqi stooges arrested a preacher at a mosque in
Jabul, apparently near Tikrit. He had invited a man to come from al-
Fallujah and speak to the crowd. The man gave a speech in which he
encouraged the locals to attack US occupation troops and local
Bomb found in Tikrit. Bomb was made of several artillery rounds.
Decoy bomb found on the highway west of Samarra'. Bomb was metal box
with an antenna.
Bomb found near Miqdadiyah. Bomb was rigged for remote detonation.
Decoy bomb and an antipersonnel mine rigged together were found in
Samarra'. The contraption was a satchel filled with wire and an
Bomb found ½ mile northwest of al-Khalidiya near Huwayja al-Bu
Source: Free Palestine Information Agency
Hasad al-Muqawamah al-Iraqiyah
Wednesday, 14 January 2004.
1) A puppet police station in Ba`qubah was severely damaged in a
martyrdom attack by a mujahid that targeted a miltary patrol that was
in front of the puppet police station. Twelve were killed including
three Americans and 39 others – puppet police collaborating with the
occupation and six Americans – were injured. A Humvee and three
police vehicles were destroyed.
2) An attack on railway cars transporting American military matériel
and provisions south of the city of Tikrit left six dead, including
three Americans, and three others injured. Three railway cars were
3) An American military column was attacked in al-Bu `Isa, southwest
of al-Fallujah, leaving five occupation soldiers dead, four others
wounded, and destroying one tank, one Humvee, on transport vehicle,
and one truck.
4) An American military patrol was attacked at the entrance to the
city of Mosul leaving two American soldiers dead and four others
wounded. A Humvee and a military jeep were destroyed.
5) An American military patrol was attacked by an explosives-laden
car near the al-Mansur puppet police station. The attack left three
occupation soldiers dead and two others wounded and destroyed two
Iraqi Resistance Log
Wednesday, 14 January 2004.
Occupation forces reported suffering 4 killed and 23 wounded in Iraq
today. 1 US soldier, 1 puppet policeman and 2 foreign contractors
were killed. 14 puppet police, 4 US troops, 4 so-called civil defense
force stooge troops, and 1 US contractor were wounded. The US
imperialist Central Command (Centcom) reported 4 US soldiers wounded
today. The media reported 2 soldiers wounded. 3 Iraqi civilians were
killed and 17 wounded, most in a martyrdom operation. There were 29
security incidents in Iraq today. The media reported 12 of these
4 AM: US soldiers conducting a raid in Abu Kharma, near Ba`qubah,
were attacked by Resistance fighters. 1 soldier was wounded. 4
resistance fighters were martyred and 1 was wounded.
12:30 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US patrol in Mosul.
3:30 PM: Attack on a US military and KBR contractor convoy 9 miles
south of Tikrit near ad-Duwar. Resistance fighters driving 2 vehicles
pulled up along the cabs of some of the trucks in the convoy and
opened fire with AK-47's, killing 2 contractor-drivers, 1 Pakistani
and 1 Turk. 1 US soldier was wounded. 1 US KBR contractor, David
Linderman, another contractor-driver, was critically wounded. After
firing on the trucks, the Resistance fighters immediately escaped.
3 PM: Small arms attack on a US base in al-Huwayjah.
3 PM: Roadside bomb attack on a US convoy in Kirkuk.
3 PM: Mortar attack on a US unit east of al-Fallujah.
3:30 PM: RPG and small arms attack on a US patrol northeast of al-
4 PM: Small arms attack on a puppet policeman in northern Mosul.
5 PM: RPG attack on a puppet police station in eastern Mosul.
5:45 PM: Mortar fire was observed in Tikrit.
6 PM: Mortar attack on a US unit in central Mosul.
6 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol in the ashSha`b District of
8 PM: Small arms attack on a US patrol near south of Jalula'. Troops
fired back, killing 1 resistance fighter and wounding another.
8 PM: Multiple RPG attack on a US armored patrol in Husaybah.
9 PM: Small arms attack on a Coalition convoy in ad-Diwaniyah.
9:15 PM: Small arms attack on so called civil defense puppet soldiers
guarding a gas station in the Shari` ad-Dun District of Baghdad.
10 PM: RPG and small arms attack on the Nahiyat al-Harr puppet police
station 3 miles north of Karbala'. No casualties or damage reported.
One RPG hit the outer wall around the station and the 2nd landed in a
garden of the home next door. The resistance fighters escaped but
puppets captured a vehicle the resistance fighters had used.
11 PM: Land mi