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Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th Updates Plus Special Event!!!

by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Saturday, Feb. 07, 2004 at 3:15 PM

Editorial March 19th Flier link! 1.Iraqi Resistance Report: Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. 2. Arab Socialist Coalition of North America:Open Letter to the US Anti-war Movement and Arab and Muslim Organizations 3.Iraqi Communist Party(Cadre) formally ackowledges Saddam Hussein to be the Valid President of Iraq!!! Response from the ICP-Cadre 4:Petition Endorsed by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network: Defend Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash!!! 5.DPRK News:"Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Struggle Called for" 6.Socialist Arab Coalition of North America-History of Communist Involvement in the Lebanese Resistance Against "israel"-æÝÇÁÇ ááãÞÇæãÉ ÇáÔíæÚíÉ ***En Español*** 7. Diario de la resistencia iraquí Titulares: 1 a 3 de febrero 8. Coalición árabe socialista de Norteamérica: Abra la letra en el movimiento pacifista de los E.E.U.U. y las organizaciones árabes y musulmanas 9.El canje de prisiones entre Hizbollah e Israel: las lecciones de la resistencia

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Dear Collegues, Associates and Readers,

With a Special thanks to the Militant Artists, we are proud to sponsor an event in Solidarity with the Independance Forces in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan. We would appreciate it if your esteemed organizations and personages would kindly endorse this. We would be honored if your various organizations and personage had statements to the Popular Forces in the US for this event. Also, we would like to offer our support for " twinning up" with those holding Pro-Resistance Demonstrations and/or Events on the Weekend of March 20th. We request that your esteemed organization submit their various text documents, and photos to us so we can add them to our website in hopes of building Pro-Resistance Popular Forces in the US, and around the world.

Event in Solidarity with Anti-Occupation Resistance

March 19, 2004 7PM

1914 E. Burnside St. Portland, Oregon

Sponsored by the “Militant Artists”, and with a Special Appearance by the West Coast Band “Riot Cop”.

-1st anniversary of the formalization of the currant aggression against the people of Iraq and their collective right to self-determination

-For building, maintaining, and co-ordination of Pro-Resistance Popular Forces in the US, and around the world -Solidarity with Iraqi Resistance, including ARMED RESISTANCE!!!

-Solidarity with the Militarization of the Intifadah in ARAB Palestine, study course on the 1967 Palestinian Charter, and a call for rejecting the Zionist Entity's “right to exist"!!! -Solidarity with the Independence Forces in Afghanistan -The Gun as Primary Mode in an Era of Fierce Anti-Imperialist Class Struggle!!!

- Unity can only exist within principled parameters: On the need to Kick Out Pro-US sentiment and Zionism in our movements, as well as updates on efforts at rejecting Normalization of relations with the Zionist Enemy

-On the Anti-“globalization” movement and Iraq. -Red/Green Unity of Worker-Based Leftist Forces and Islamic Resistance for a Popular Front Against Imperialism and Zionism!!!

A Copy of the Flier can be found at:


Iraqi Resistance Report:

Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice.

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 1 February 2004 through

Wednesday, 4 February 2004. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad

Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.


Sunday, 1 February 2004. `Id al-Adha.

One US occupation soldier was killed and 12 others wounded on Sunday

evening in a rocket attack on an American base in the area of Balad,

75km from Baghdad. A US military occupation spokesman said that at

least seven Iraqi Resistance rockets were fired on the base. The

wounded were taken to a field hospital belonging to the unit, the 4th

Infantry Division. The spokesman said that two of those wounded in

the attack are in critical condition, but five received only light

wounds and the rest were treated and released, according to the US

statement. The US aggressor spokesman said that an American

helicopter gunship responded to the attack by firing at what was

believed to be the source of the rockets. Later US occupation troops

rounded up 12 Iraqi men and four women.

Elsewhere in Iraq, one US occupation soldier was killed Sunday and

two others hurt when their Humvee overturned near the town of

Hadithah, according to the US occupation authorities.

Also on Sunday the British Ministry of Defence announced that one

British occupation soldier functioning as part of the 35th Engineers

Battalion stationed in al-Basrah had been killed on Saturday. Islam

memo quoted the US propaganda radio station Radio Sawa as saying that

the British announcement gave no further details of the death apart

from observing that the soldier's death was related to the nature of

engineering work.

In another delayed death announcement, the US occupation announced

Sunday that one American soldier had died on Saturday of wounds

received several days ago in a roadside bomb blast west of Baghdad. A

US military occupation statement quoted by Reuters, said that the

soldier, who was attached to a special force was wounded on Tuesday,

27 January 2004, in a powerful Resistance attack.

Two Iraqi Resistance martyrdom bombers struck the Irbil offices of

two collaborationist Kurdish chauvinist parties in near-simultaneous

attacks Sunday in an attack marking the Islamic Feast of

Sacrifice `Id al-Adha. At least 57 people were killed and more than

235 were wounded, officials said. One collaborationist

Kurdish "minister" in the US-installed and US-run puppet "interim

government" said the death toll could top 100.

The Iraqi Resistance martyrdom attacks at the Irbil offices of the

chauvinist so-called Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP, which is led by

Mas`ud al-Barzani) and the chauvinist Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

(PUK, which is led by Jalal at-Talibani) occurred as party leaders

were receiving hundreds of visitors to mark the start of the four-day

Muslim holiday, `Id al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. Iraqi

officials in the US-controlled regime said that some of the top

Kurdish chauvinist leaders were greeting people when the attacker

approached them and detonated the explosives strapped around his

body. The second attack took place at about the same time in the PUK

office across town, PUK spokesman Kazim `Ali said. Several people

were killed and injured in the PUK attack, he said. Irbil houses the

Kurdish so-called parliament. Under US-imperial aerial protection

since 1991, and then under the US occupation since the spring of

2003, Iraqi Kurdish chauvinist parties, have `ruled' a Switzerland-

sized swath of northern Iraq on behalf of western interests. Talibani

and Barzani both sit on the US-appointed puppet so-called Interim

Governing Council presided over by L. Paul Bremer, US Proconsul of


The dead included the puppet governor of the region, ministers in the

local puppet administration and several senior officials, Muhammad

Ihsan, the so-called "minister for human rights" for the Kurdish

chauvinist regional government, told The Associated Press. "There are

a tremendous number of injured," Ihsan said, adding that the targeted

sites were the parties' branch offices, about eight miles apart.

The high ranking dead include Irbil puppet governor Akram Mintik,

puppet deputy prime minister Sami `Abd ar-Rahman, puppet minister of

council of ministers affairs Shawkat Shaykh Yazdin, and puppet

agriculture minister Sa`d `Abdullah who is also a politbureau member

of the KDP, Ihsan said. Al-Jazeera TV's correspondent said that

Shakhwan `Abbas, the man in charge of the Irbil branch of the PUK was

also among the dead.

A state of emergency was declared in the Kurdish area, and doctors

have been asked to return from vacation. An urgent appeal has been

issued to residents to donate blood.

Irbil city morgue director Tawana Karim told the AP that 57 bodies

had been brought to the morgue and "figures are increasing." At least

235 people were admitted to the city's three hospitals with injuries,

medical sources said. "These figures are estimates but I believe

about 60 people were killed at the PUK and about 80 at the KDP.

"On the first day of the `Id we receive people and well wishers and

that's why security wasn't as tight as during the rest of the days.

They (the Iraqi Resistance) took advantage of this."

The attack also was believed to have been the first in which the

martyrdom fighters wired bombs to themselves and detonated them while

on foot, akin to the suicide attacks by Palestinian fedayeen in

occupied Palestine. There have been a multitude of martydom car

bombings in Iraq.

Abu Ghurayb, site of a US-run concentration camp, east of the city of

al-Fallujah came under Iraqi Resistance mortar attack on Sunday. Eye

witnesses said that they heard six explosions and saw clouds of smoke

rising from inside the prison compound after a number of mortar

rounds crashed into the area, aimed at the US occupation troops

stationed there.

The witnesses, quote by the Qatari news agency Qana, said that the

American occupation troops returned fire and that the exchange of

fire continued for some time. The witnesses reported that as a

result of the exchange of shells, a number of cars driving on the

highway were damaged.

An Iraqi puppet police official announced Sunday that an Iraqi

Resistance attack on a puppet police patrol in Kirkuk, 255km north of

Baghdad, left four puppet policemen wounded. Puppet police Colonel

Khattar `Abdallah `Arif said that Resistance fighters had thrown a

hand grenade at a puppet police patrol in the al-`Urubah neighborhood

in the east of Kirkuk.

On Sunday, about 20 Iraqis were killed in an explosion at a munitions

dump in the Polish-controlled south-central region of the country,

according to a spokesman for Polish occupation forces. The blast

occurred after midnight in the desert about 112 miles southwest of

Karbala' after Iraqis broke into the munitions storage site, Polish

military occupation spokesman Colonel Robert Strzelecki told the

Polish news agency PAP. Strzelecki said it was unclear what caused

the blast. The dump, formerly used by the Army of the Republic of

Iraq, before the US invasion, consists of about 100 bunkers spread

over a wide area and contained munitions such as artillery shells and

rockets, he told PAP.

Late on Saturday a two blasts ripped into the predominantly

Palestinian residential neighborhood of al-Baladiyat in Baghdad. The

first blast, (reported in the Iraqi Resistance Report for 29 through

31 January 2004) killed four Palestinian refugees and one Iraqi

visitor and wounded five others, witnesses said.

Later a second blast in the same neighborhood took the life of one

more Palestinian. Relatives said one man died on the way to hospital

from shrapnel wounds sustained in the explosion. "We heard the blast

and saw that the deceased was missing," said `Ali Muzan. "He died on

the way to the hospital."

Residents of the neighborhood of al-Baladiyat on Sunday carried the

bodies of the four Palestinians in coffins draped in Palestinian

flags from a mosque to their homes before taking them to a cemetery

for burial. Some young men in the funeral procession fired rifles in

the air, a traditional Arab gesture. Although it was not known who

fired the mortar, angry mourners blamed the United States.

Many women in the procession sobbed. Men chanted "Allahu Akbar!",

or "God is Greatest!", "America is the enemy of God!" and "A martyr

is God's beloved!"

Two of the dead - Ihsan Husayn, 40, and his son, Ahmad Husayn, 18 -

were hit in the head by shrapnel that went through the windows of

their apartment, said the elder Husayn's sister, Fatimah Husayn. A

third victim was 18-year-old Sami `Abbas, said his mother

Zahriyah `Abd ar-Rahman. The identities of the other two people

killed were not immediately known.

Early on Sunday, US undersecretary of defense, Paul Wolfowitz, a

notorious neo-conservative and Zionist whose sister lives in occupied

Palestine, arrived on a previously secret trip to Iraq. The US

official, a major architect of US-Zionist aggression on the Arab

Nation, arrived by plane from Germany where he had been visiting US

servicemen due to be deployed here in a major troop rotation that

poses security headaches for the American military. The Pentagon

claims that the biggest turnover since World War II will reduce the

US troop presence in Iraq by spring 2004 to 105,000 from 130,000. On

the other hand, many logistical, supply, and other functions of the

US military are being transferred to "civilian" contractors who will,

in effect allow the combat strength of the aggressor forces to stay

high, or perhaps even increase.

It was said that Wolfowitz would join US occupation troops in

watching television coverage of the American commercial sporting

event, the American football "superbowl." The location and details

of Wolfowitz's itinerary were kept secret by the invader forces out

of fear of the relentless and powerful Iraqi Resistance. During

Wolfowitz's last visit to Baghdad in October, Resistance fighters

fired rockets at the hotel where he was staying, killing one US

occupation soldier and wounding more than 15 people.

In keeping with the changes that US occupation forces are planning in

an attempt to reduce their losses in dead and wounded, officials in

the occupation said on Sunday that the US was planning to reduce its

visible presence in the city of Baghdad in coming months as they move

to the perimeter of the city, leaving responsibility for security in

the occupied Iraqi capital to puppet security forces trained and run

by the American invaders. This type of deployment, also followed by

Zionist occupation forces in Palestine, facilitates continued control

of the city and ready access to it, but reduces opportunities for

Resistance fighters to attack within the urban setting where people

and buildings provide support and cover for patriots.

US occupation forces are subjected to daily Iraqi Resistance attacks

and the large and visible US headquarters in the Republican Palace,

renamed the "Green Zone" by the invaders, has frequently been a

target of mortar and rocket attacks. To try to escape this

relentless pressure from the Resistance, US Brigadier General Martin

Dempsey, commander of the 1st Armored Division, said that his

division was building six base camps on the outskirts of Baghdad to

which they plan to move the 1st Cavalry "so that when our successors

came in behind us they would be on the outside [of Baghdad] looking

in. We were very much on the inside looking out," Brigadier General

Martin Dempsey, commander of the 1st Armored Division, spoke to

reporters together with visiting aggressor Paul Wolfowitz.

Dempsey said that when he took command in July there were 60 base

camps through the city. "It comes along with sandbags, concrete

barriers, concertina [barbed] wire, and it just causes a lot of

disruption that we are beyond now," he said. "So we'll be on the

perimeter of the city."

Currently there are 24 base camps in Baghdad, a number which is to

fall to eight by May. Two of those camps are still to be in the so-

called Green Zone, headquarters area of the US occupation, which is

under heavy fortification, protection, and guard.








Monday, 2 February 2004.

The number of dead from Sunday's martyrdom attacks on the two Kurdish

chauvinist collaboration party headquarters in Irbil rose on Monday

to 67 as several of the approximately 200 injured persons died of

their wounds, according to new findings announced by medical sources.

The director of Irbil Hospital, Muzaffar Habib told Agence France

Presse (AFP) that 58 corpses were brought to the hospital. Two

persons died while under treatment in the hospital raising that total

to 60. Meanwhile the Director of the University Hospital in Irbil,

Dr. Salah `Abdallah, for his part said, "we received 51 wounded, of

whom seven died today, Monday morning."

Honduras' defense minister Federico Baribi announced Monday that

Tegucigalpa will be replacing its forces in Iraq, starting today, 2

February 2004. Honduran troops are being rotated at the same time

that Washington is rotating its much larger occupation force in

occupied Iraq. Islammemo quoted an Associated Press dispatch as

saying that Baribi announced that the first contingent of 185

Honduran troops who had been carried out patrols in an-Najaf streets

would arrive home on Monday, having departed Iraq on Friday after

having spent six months serving the United States occupation of

Iraq. The remaining 238 Honduran troops are to go home to their

Central American country in the next two weeks. A new brigade is

scheduled to arrive in Baghdad in the current week. The Honduran

base in the city of an-Najaf has been struck twice by mortar shells,

but occupation authorities claim that no casualties resulted from

those attacks. Four Honduran troops have been reported wounded,

however, in other incidents.

Dutch diplomatic sources report that they expect the Netherlands'

diplomats attached to the Dutch embassy in Baghdad to continue

working in the occupied Iraqi capital for the present. They will

not, however, be working out of their own embassy building because it

sustained heavy damage in a rocket attack last week. Holland Radio

reported that the embassy building is still sealed and no information

has been released regarding the investigation surrounding the

attack. A Dutch newspaper, the NRC Handelsblad, reported Saturday on

the authority of an unnamed embassy source that all the embassy staff

left the building before the attack because they received a warning

one hour prior to the rocket barrage, giving them time to evacuate.

The Iraqi puppet police announced on Monday that US occupation forces

and the puppet police had arrested five Iraqis, three of whom were

suspected of involvement in the explosion on Saturday that left three

US occupation soldiers dead near Kirkuk.

Special Report: al-Jazeera interviews Imam of Abu Hanifah Mosque in


Shaykh Ahmad Hasan at-Tah, prominent member of the Board of

Muslim `Ulama' of Iraq and of the Council of Islamic Juridical

Consultation (Majlis al-Ifta') praised efforts by Sunni and Shi`i

religious leaders to strengthen the unity of the Iraqi people in

confrontation with calls for sectarian dissention and violence.

Their joint support for national unity has had a positive effect on

the street, the Shaykh told al-Jazeera in an interview, and has

prevented the situation from getting out of control in the current

difficult conditions.

At-Tah, who is also Imam of the Abu Hanifah Mosque in Baghdad, one of

the most important Sunni mosques in the Iraqi capital, said that

there are those who are trying to shake the Iraqi people's unity in

the ranks. "Reliable witnesses have seen an American soldier paste a

portrait of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein over a portrait of

[the Shiite] Imam as-Sadr in al-Jihad neighborhood. This is an

action that can have dangerous repercussions in terms of stirring up

confessionalist conflict."

In his interview with, the Shaykh rejected the idea

that religious leaders were responsible for sectarian violence and

terror, stressing that: "The violent people are those who attack and

occupy the country. The terrorist is the person who ravages the

sanctity of homes, who handcuffs men, and steals people's

belongings." He said that most of the occupation troops steal

jewelry and any other valuable items they find during house

raids. "This has become a commonplace that everybody talks about."

The Shaykh said that international law grants people the right to

defend their land and to expel an occupier. "Therefore the `Ulama'

[Islamic religious leaders] call on the citizens of Iraq to defend

themselves, their honor, and their wealth, with whatever means are

available. There is no law on earth that prohibits people from doing


In answer to the charge that mosques have become a venue for

political appeals, Shaykh at-Tah said that Islam is a way of life

that does not differentiate between politics, law, and personal

status. Therefore it is not appropriate for mosques to ignore such

things. He said that this charge is made by secularists who are

trying to use every possible means to force Islam out of people's

lives, in particular out of government, and to limit it just to

performing prayers.

The Shaykh pointed out that the mosques played a pioneering role in

guarding national unity, in calming the people and in preventing many

of them from getting out of hand after the fall of the former regime

and the entry of the occupation forces and the collapse of security

as a result of the disappearance of central authority.

He said that the Board of `Ulama', despite its limited resources, has

great authoritative moral influence among the Sunnis, and it has

striven to reduce difficulties for people. It encourages people of

good will to form welfare associations, and these have played a big

role in alleviating human suffering for a large number of Iraqis.

Shaykh Ahmad at-Tah pointed out that before he became a member of the

General Secretariat of the Board of `Ulama', he was a vice president

of a welfare association outside the capital Baghdad where he served

16,000 persons.

Shaykh at-Tah called on Iraqis to reconcile and stand in one rank

against the occupier, "for it is by unity that Iraqis can defy the



Tuesday, 3 February 2004.

A spokesman for the US occupation announced that one American

occupation soldier was killed and one other wounded Tuesday evening

when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on a road in the village of al-

Iskandariyah 35 miles south of Baghdad.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired two rockets at US-occupied Saddam

International Airport near Baghdad at 6:15am local time, according to

the American military occupation. The US invaders said that there

were no casualties as a result of the Resistance attack but offered

no information on possible damage that the rockets might have

caused. The US invaders have turned Saddam International Airport

into one of their major bases in the greater Baghdad area.

A US aggressor spokesman who did not give his name said that the

rockets were launched from a densely populated area of the capital.

He said that the US occupation command sent military forces to comb

the area, but that helicopters could not take off due to thick fog

hanging over the airport. He gave no further information.

In Kirkuk, 255km north of Baghdad, the Iraqi Resistance fired

Katyusha rockets at an American occupation base. The attack came

shortly after visiting aggressor, the US deputy secretary of defense

Paul Wolfowitz held a meeting with Kurdish, Turkoman, and Arab

collaborationist leaders from the region. The Iraqi puppet police

attempted to apprehend the Resistance fighters who fired the rockets

but they shot an Iraqi civilian to death instead.

The Iraqi Resistance forces also attacked an Iraqi puppet police

station in Kirkuk, killing one puppet policeman and wounding two

other puppets and one passerby

A spokesman for the Iraqi puppet police in the city of Karbala'

reported on Tuesday that three puppet policemen were killed on Monday

night in an Iraqi Resistance attack near the city. Rahman Mishawi

said that the Resistance fighters, riding in a red BMW opened fire on

a puppet police pickup truck in an area 30km north of Karbala'. He

confirmed that the three puppet policemen were killed and that the

gunfire caused the pickup to burst into flame when the bullets struck

the fuel tank.

There has been an attempt on the life of Iraqi puppet police

Brigadier General `Abbas al-Husayni, commander of Iraqi puppet police

in the city of Karbala'. Iraqi Resistance forces opened fire on his

motorcade as it was heading to the city of an-Najaf. According to

Qana, the Qatari news agency, al-Husayni survived the attack, but

three of his bodyguards were killed.

The Iraqi puppet police have announced that the US occupation forces

failed in an attempt on Tuesday to arrest the Vice Chairman of the

Iraqi Revolution Command Council `Izzat Ibrahim ad-Duri, in an

operation they carried out in Mosul, 370km north of Baghdad. Puppet

police Lieutenant Haqqi Isma`il al-Hamadani reported that the US

aggressors raided the house of Shaykh Jum`ah ad-Duwwar in the as-

Sumud neighborhood west of Mosul. Shaykh ad-Duwwar was able to elude

the aggressor forces by escaping through a back door, but the

invaders captured two of the Shaykh's sons instead. US occupation

forces did not confirm this report.

US occupation forces captured two Iraqis in Tikrit after finding an

explosive device on the road that an American occupation convoy was

about to take. The commander of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq,

Martin Dempsey, said that the Iraqi puppet police had arrested two

persons – one of whom they believe to be Iranian, the other Afghani –

who were attempting to put a bomb on a road.

In Kirkuk the Iraqi puppet police arrested for local men on the

charge that they opened fire at a checkpoint in the city, killing a

puppet policeman and wounding three other people, according to the

provincial puppet police commander, Lieutenant General of the puppet

police Shayrgo Shakir Hakim who spoke to Agence France Presse (AFP).

Hakim said that two of the men were from Kirkuk and the other two

from Tikrit. After their arrest, he said, they confessed to firing

at the checkpoint. Hakim said that three of the men were members of

the Arab Ba`th Socialist Party and one of Saddam's Fedayeen. On

Monday one puppet policeman was killed and two others wounded along

with a passer by.

On Tuesday a Japanese government Boeing 747 took off from an air

field on the Japanese island of Hokkaido en route for US-occupied

Iraq carrying the first contingent of a reported 600 Japanese

aggressor infantry. The Japanese occupation troops are to serve the

United States by helping to try to suppress the Iraqi people's

liberation struggle. They are to be stationed in the southern part

of occupied Iraq in the area of as-Samawah. The full contingent is

expected to be in place before the end of March.

The first contingent of Japanese aggressor troops includes 90

military engineers and doctors. It is to remain for some days in

Kuwait to overcome jet lag and acclimatize before moving out to as-

Samawah where since 19 January a group of 40 Japanese advance guard

reconnaisance forces have been preparing the quarters for the rest of

the unit.

Meanwhile a spokesman for the Honduran Ministry of Defense,

Lieutenant Colonel Rafael Morino, announded that the first contingent

of 180 Honduran occupation soldiers has departed for Iraq on an

airplane chartered by the US occupation. The full complement of

Honduran soldiers is to total 370, including 11 women. They are to

replace the 1st Honduran Brigade that has been deployed in occupied

Iraq since August 2003 serving the United States in repressing the

Iraqi people's liberation struggle. The Honduran replacements are to

be a component in the so-called multinational troops, a unit made up

of troops from Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and

Spain under US invader command.

The death toll in the weekend double martyrdom bombings in the

northern Iraqi city of Irbil climbed to 101, according to a statement

by the US occupation issued on Tuesday.

Sources: al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, 4

February 2004.


Wednesday, 4 February 2004.

An Iraqi Resistance explosive device detonated at 9:15am local time

Wednesday as a British occupation patrol was passing along a road

near the airport of the city of al-Basrah. The occupied airport is

one of three main British aggressor bases in the area. The

occupation forces reported the bombing but claimed there were no

casualties. British occupation forces sealed off the area after the


Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire with mortars on US invaders

near the western Iraqi town of ar-Ramadi. The US occupation troops

responded with high explosive artillery fire, which wounded two Iraqi

civilians. A spokesman for the US military occupation reported the

incident Wednesday and added that five houses and two vehicles were

also damaged, but refused to confirm whether the casualties were

wounded by American fire or mortar shrapnel.

US occupation forces killed a nine-year-old Iraqi boy and wounded his

mother on Tuesday near Kirkuk according to the American aggressor

commander in the area, Colonel William Mayville, who claimed that the

killing was an "accident."

The US officer said during a meeting with the commander of puppet

police in the area, Major General Shayrgo Shakir Hakim and the deputy

governor Isma`il al-Hadidi, "it was a mistake when our forces in

Kirkuk fired a mortar on areas lying 10 kilometers south of Kirkuk.

We believed that they were `terrorist positions."

Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that during the meeting the US

occupation officer added that "one of the shells fell by mistake near

a family killing the boy and wounding his mother and brother." He

said, "an investigation has been opened and will hold the soldiers

who launched the mortar shells responsible." He said "I have

authorized Isma`il al-Hadidi and Major General Shayrgo to visit the

family to convey our apologies and to give them US,500 for the

killing of the child and US,500 for those who were wounded."

In Madrid, the Spanish Defense Ministry has announced the death of

Major Gonzalo Perez Garcia, security chief for the Spanish-Latin

American Plus Ultra brigade in the US-led occupation, who was wounded

in the head in an Iraqi Resistance attack on 22 January 2004. Perez

(42) was flown back to Spain unconscious after the attack. There he

was admitted to a military hospital where his condition rapidly

deteriorated on Wednesday. Spanish surgeons had been unable to

remove the bullet from Perez's brain who was never able to regain


Sources in the al-Basrah Governorate have revealed a big financial

scandal in a large branch of an occupied Iraqi bank. The sources say

that about 500 million counterfeit Iraqi dinars have been substituted

for genuine currency during the change of currency from the pre-

invasion Iraqi currency to the occupation currency – a switchover

that was accomplished by 15 January.

Islammemo reports that the BBC correspondent in al-Basrah says that

the matter is currently being investigated, particularly inasmuch as

it has been learned that persons close to one of the members of the

US-puppet so-called Interim Governing Council of Iraq and influential

persons in the puppet so-called milistry of finance were involved in

the scandal.

Message posted on the al-Basrah website:

By Dr. Fadel Badran.

On week ago the heroic Resistance attacked an American convoy on the

road to al-Hillah, thinking that the number of American troop

transport vehicles was small. But after dealing with the target and

overcoming it, there immediately appeared new and larger vehicles.

At first the Resistance fighters believed that they had fallen into a

trap but with the help of the Almighty, they overcame one of the

vehicles that was carrying munitions and it exploded on the whole

rest of the convoy. The proud Iraqi fighters finished off the

remaining enemy personnel as they scurried from the vehicles.

But the matter did not end there. The Resistance fighters followed

up on the results of their barrage on an American camp set up in a

phosphate factory near al-Musayyib.

And here comes something really new!

Thanks to God they discovered dozens of dead American thugs who had

been buried in graves that had not been completely covered. They

were left naked so that there would be no sign or insignia on them to

indicate that they were American thugs.

All that we ask is that the US press be informed of this so that they

might go to the place and check it out for themselves. The people of

the area know the place. It's the chemical materials factory that

was a camp for the American thugs near al-Musayyib.

Allahu Akbar!





2. Arab Socialist Coalition of North America:Open Letter to the US Anti-war Movement and Arab and Muslim Organizations

Open Letter to the US Anti-war Movement and Arab and Muslim Organizations


Socialist Arab Coalition in North America


The effectiveness of the anti-war movement in the West is its mass appeal. Its weakness however is the inherent problem that that presents which is lack of ideological cohesiveness.

This presents the anti-war movement with two difficulties, the first is the necessary inclusion of these movements without intent of both opportunist and reactionary elements, second is that their life-time is short. It is short because it is issue oriented and revolves around the pressing issue, in this case of the complete brutal nature of the Bush imperialist war on the world and Iraq in specific.

We on the revolutionary Marxist-Leninest left are clear about these issues. Our task is to work hard to direct the anti-war movement to an anti-imperialist end. Our task is to work hard amongst this popular mobilization to direct the guns and anger onto the capitalists-imperialists of the United States-Anglo alliance.

We know that only this analysis and plan of action can lead the anti-war (and even anti-globalization) important popular mobilizations, to the necessary victory. This necessary victory can only be in the revolutionary and not reform sense. Specifically the destruction of US-Anglo capitalism, and its highest form US-Anglo imperialism.

The primary struggle and importance is of course in the periphery armed struggles in Iraq and Coloumbia, Palestine and Nepal, Venezuela and the Philippines. That is where most of our attention, energy, and effort is. Of secondary importance are the social-democratic moves of the Western anti-war and anti-globalization forces active today.

It is thus of no surprise to us to have read of recent the open call made by Arab and Muslim organizations in the USA to the anti-war movement and anti-globalization forces accusing them of racism and to have succumb to pro-Zionist fascists implanted into the movement.

These pro-Zionist forces have found a footstep into the open arena of the anti-war movement and have sought to drop the demand for an "end of occupation in Palestine" from the call of the movement. We ourselves see this call as short from what we demand in the form of the call for: "Liberation of the entire land of Palestine".

But even this low political ceiling of a demand asking for the end of occupation in Palestine does not fair well with the pro-Zionists; the shear mention of Palestine gets them kicking and screaming for its removal.

We on the revolutionary Marxist-Leninest left have been trained well by VI Lenin to expose opportunism in the left. And so we have dedicated a good deal of our lives to fight opportunism on the left and have had extensive experience dealing blows to Zionists and pro-Zionist forces implanted in the left.

We do it again with great pleasure to smash these forces which we found in the social-democratic mobilizations of the anti-war movement.

We present our position without being bashful:

1.Palestine is Arab, we call for the liberation of Palestine from river to sea and its return to the Arab people, not just an end to occupation.

2 We reject the misnomer Oslo peace process, road map, etc. because we think these are imperialist Zionist traps to rob the Arab people of their homeland. They are peace for the oppressors and not the oppressed and so we have no desire to give peace to the oppressors. Our interest is in returning the land to its owners. In Iraq our interest is the defeat of the imperialist forces.

3.We stand by the original Palestinian charter of 1967 we reject any solution that falls short of this call for the Palestinian struggle. We consider Judaism a religion not a nationality.

4. We direct those interested to our work against normalization of relations with “israel” through the North America Committee Against Zionism and Racism (NACAZAR) which we have helped found (

5.We direct those interested to the pro-Iraq resistance network USA.

6. We should learn form the examples set forth by Cuba and the DPRK (Korea) who though assuming victory in their struggles to bring socialism to their countries still fight hard to keep the victories they have earned against capitalism-imperialism.

The Songun policy of the great DPRK and the proud resolve of Cuban independence on the road to socialism and against US imperialism, still show us great illuminating examples of not only how to win the revolution but also how to keep it!

The anti-war movement must immediately rid itself of the opportunist elements and direct itself to an anti-imperialist end. Without this it is doomed. It is doomed because it will loose its compass and fall in the hands of the pro-Zionist forces, reactionaries and imperialists and they will quickly cut its throat.

Second, they leave themselves open to imperialist security agents to fathom dissent and confusion amongst this ideologically un-harmonized mass which will bring this movement also to an undesirable fatal end.

Kick the Zionist elements out, support a pro-Palestine principled stand, bring a pro-Iraq resistance principled stand into the movement; lead the anti-war movement to an anti-imperialist end.

ÝáíÈÞì ÇÓã ÝáÓØíä ãÑÝæÚÇ ÚÇáíÇ

(Let the name of Palestine be always raised high)


Socialist Arab Coalition in North America


For A Socialist Future


A Liberated PALESTINE--->Arab Unification---->SOCIALISM

Workers of the World Unite


3.Iraqi Communist Party(Cadre) formally ackowledges Saddam Hussein to be the Valid President of Iraq!!!

Response from the ICP-Cadre

To Whom It May Concern,

It looks like there has been some misunderstanding of the ICP-Cadre

statement and its position on Saddam Hussein.

Hence, we would like to clarify our position on the trial of

president Saddam Hussein:

1:we in ICP-Cadre believe that Saddam Hussein is still the president

of Iraq

2: we stand with him in the war he led against the imperialists

3: there was communication between the president and us while he

was still free

4:we in IPC-Cader reject any trial for Presdint Saddam by the USA,

the UK, Nato, the UN, the Hague, or Bremer's Council.

Finally, we believe that the Americans can not afford to put the

President on trial because they do not have anything on him.


4:Petition Endorsed by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network: Defend Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash!!!

The Following Petition Enjoys the Full Support of the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. We Request your various organizations and personages endorse it as well.


4.Free Dr. Huda Ammash and all the Iraqi Detainees NOW!

To: UN Secretary General, International Action Center, Islamic Scientific Society, Southend Press, Environmentalist Against War, Peace and Resistance

Name: Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash

Birth: Baghdad – September 26, 1953

Social Status: Married with a son and a daughter

Academic Status:

1. She received her B.Sc. from the College of Science, Baghdad University in 1974.

2. She received her MS in microbiology from the University of Texas/Dunton.

3. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Missouri/Columbia in 1983.

4. She received the Award for Young Scientists from the Shoman Academy in Jordan in 1994.

5. She was chosen as a member of the Iraqi Scientific Society in 1996.

6. She was elected a member of the Islamic Scientific Society in 2001.

7. She is a member of several Arab and international biological associations.

Scientific and Administrative Positions:

1. After graduation, she worked as an assistant researcher in Baghdad University from 1975 – 1976.

2. She worked as an assistant researcher at the University of Missouri in America from 1981 – 1983 while studying for her Ph.D.

3. Teacher at the College of Science/ Baghdad University from 1983 – 1991during which she earned the title Assistant Professor.

4. Teacher at the College of Medicine/ Saddam University from 1991- 1994 during which she earned the title of Professor.

5. Dean of the Women's Educational College in Baghdad University from 1993 – 1995.

6. Dean of the College of Science/ Baghdad University from 1995 – 1997.

7. A member dedicated to the Iraqi Scientific Society from 1996 until now.

The American Occupation Forces detained Dr. Huda Ammash on April 25, 2003. During this very time, the American Occupation Forces were claiming that Dr. Huda Ammash had fled to Syria. Their blatant lies were exposed after some international news networks spread reports of her detention which forced the Occupation Forces, on May 5, 2003, to admit that they had her under detention.

Under the pressure of international humanitarian and academic societies, the American Forces in Baghdad claimed that she had been released. This lie was uncovered when news networks went to her home for an interview. The American Occupation Forces were forced to admit that they had lied once again and that Dr. Huda was still under detention.

Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash never did research, at any stage, on weapons of any type and none of her research papers were ever put to such a use. All her scientific research is published and she was promoted due to this published research. She attended many international and Arabic scientific conferences with her research.

Scientific and academic societies all over Iraq, the Arab world, and internationally know that the reason behind Dr. Huda Ammash's detention was that she exposed the criminal use of weapons by the Americans during the 1991 war on Iraq up until now. These weapons include Depleted Uranium (DU), biological, chemical and other electro-radioactive weapons. She published a book which proved that the weapons used by the Americans during the 1991 Gulf War were responsible for the rise in cancer rates in the south of Iraq and that is why her detention is simply retaliation for exposing them.

Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash is currently detained under inhumane conditions in spite of the fact that she has cancer and was under medical treatment during the time of her detention.

The Occupation Forces have detained more than 15,000 Iraqis without accusation, and they are subjected to the ugliest forms of torture under almost unbelievable, inhumane conditions.

We cry out to every Muslim, Arab and live conscience to stand by Dr. Huda Ammash and the other detainees and ask international organizations to step in immediately and stop these horrible crimes and to call for the detainees to be freed. Silence on this issue means that every researcher or scientist, Arab or Muslim, and every person who defends their freedom, will be exposed to the same fate as the Iraqis should they attempt to defend their people, and their families, under occupation.


The Undersigned

5.DPRK News:"Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Struggle Called for"

Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Struggle Called for

Pyongyang, February 4 (KCNA) -- It is a common task and strategic commitment of humankind to intensify the anti-imperialist and anti-war struggle for peace in order to check and frustrate the imperialists' moves for aggression and war, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article. It goes on:

The dominationist moves of the imperialist aggression forces at present have reached their height. Under this situation the people can never realize their desire and demand for independence nor achieve the peaceful development of the world in the new century unless their blatant aggression and interference are checked.

The anti-war struggle is the main form of the struggle for world peace at present and its principal target is the United States.

The U.S. imperialists are the chieftain of aggression and war and the principal disturber of peace in the 21st century.

It is impossible to avert a war and achieve the world peace without a struggle against the U.S. imperialists.

The world remains so disturbed and peace and order are harassed due to the U.S. imperialists' moves for aggression and war.

Few countries desirous of independence are free from the U.S. threat of military intervention and aggression.

Only when all the anti-imperialist, independent peace-loving forces of the world fight against the U.S. imperialists' moves for aggression and war is it possible to avert a war and ensure world peace.

The people of all countries of the world should lift their anti-war, anti-U.S. voices and bind Yankees hands and foot to keep them from starting a war.

Wrong is the logic that one may exert little effort and others should make greater efforts in the struggle for peace. Remaining indifferent to others shedding blood is little short of inviting the danger of aggression to oneself.

If any country ceases to struggle for peace or vacillates in the struggle or budges from it, this will result in weakening the struggle for peace against war and causing its setback. There will be lasting peace when the moves of the U.S. imperialists for aggression and war are checked and they are dismembered in all parts of the world.

6.Socialist Arab Coalition of North America-History of Communist Involvement in the Lebanese Resistance Against "israel"-æÝÇÁÇ ááãÞÇæãÉ ÇáÔíæÚíÉ

Names of martyrs, number of Communists invovled (7000), number of operations carried against the Zionist enemy; a profile of Communist comrades and Communist prisoners held in Zionist prisons all can be found at this website:

The website of the Lebanese Resistance Front (JAMMOUL) which highlights Communist involvement in the Lebnanese resistance (since its inception in 1982) and specifically what led to the liberation of southern Lebanon from the Zionist enemy.

Here are the names and biography of the first Lebanese Communist martyrs:

Yasar Mroweh (Female) of the Lebanese Communist Party.

We hope she will serve as model for many to come.

Forward on to your contacts and celebrate this impressive history of antiZionist resistance by the Lebanese Communist Forces!

We thank Mohamed Shublaq for forwarding to us this info.


Socialist Arab Coalition in North America


For A Socialist Future


A Liberated PALESTINE--->Arab Unification---->SOCIALISM

Workers of the World Unite


***En Español***

7. Diario de la resistencia iraquí Titulares: 1 a 3 de febrero

Diario de la resistencia iraquí


febrero de 2004

Titulares: 1 a 3 de febrero

CSCAweb: 4-02-04

Pese a las previsiones tras la captura de Sadam Husein, enero ha sido el segundo mes más mortífero para las tropas de EEUU desde el inicio de la ocupación, mientras aumenta la media diaria de ataques

Atacado con misiles el aeropuerto de Bagdad

Cae hasta un 20% el porcentaje de reenganche de los soldados estadounidenses tras su servicio en Iraq

Nueva baja estadounidense mortal al sur de Bagdad el martes / Incremento presupuestario en Defensa para los próximos cinco años en EEUU / Tres policías iraquíes muertos en un ataque en la noche del lunes en la ciudad de Karbala / La resistencia ataca con granadas un vehículo de la infantería estadounidense en Mosul durante la visita de Wolfowitz a la ciudad / La ONG danesa Danchurchaid suspende sus actividades de desminado en el sur tras un ataque en Basora / Los mandos militares de EEUU procuran reducir la presencia en las calles de Bagdad de sus efectivos

Martes, 3 de febrero

- Pese a las previsiones tras la captura de Sadam Husein, enero ha sido el segundo mes más mortífero para las tropas de EEUU desde el inicio de la ocupación, mientras aumenta la media diaria de ataques.

El mes de enero ha resultado ser el segundo más mortífero para las tropas estadounidenses -tras el de noviembre- desde el inicio de la ocupación: 39 militares de EEUU han muerto el primer mes de 2004 por ataques de la resistencia. Al tiempo, el general de Brigada Mark Kimmitt, segundo mando de operaciones de EEUU en Bagdad, ha reconocido que la media diaria de ataques contra sus tropas ha aumentado de nuevo la semana pasada hasta 23, tras haber descendido en las anteriores a menos de 20. El Pentágono está procurando reducir al menos en la capital la presencia de sus efectivos en tareas de protección estática y patrullaje (véase el 'Diario' del día 1 de febrero más abajo).

Por otra parte, este martes otro soldado estadounidense resultaba muerto -y otro más herido- al explotar una bomba en las proximidades de Iskandariyah, a unos 55 kilómetros al sur de Bagdad, durante una operación de rastreo de este tipo de artefactos, según ha informado el mando militar de EEUU. Esta nueva baja mortal eleva a 255 el número de militares de EEUU muertos desde el 1 de mayo por acciones de la resistencia, fecha en la que el presidente Bush diera por concluida formalmente la guerra en Iraq. Se trata del segundo soldado estadounidense muerto este mes de febrero. [Fuentes: Associated Press e Iraq Coalition Casualty. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

- Incremento presupuestario en Defensa para los próximos cinco años en EEUU.

El pasado lunes el presidente Bush propuso un presupuesto de 401,7 mil millones de dólares en defensa para el presupuesto del año 2005 (un incremento del 7% respecto al anterior), al tiempo que la Casa Blanca indicaba que solicitará al Congreso 50 mil millones adiciones para Iraq y Afganistán. La proyección en los siguientes años es de 422,7 mil millones en 2006, 443,9 mil millones en 2007, 475, mil millones en 2008 y 487,7 mil millones en 2009. El secretario de Defensa Rumseld ha justificado el incremento en gasto militar por la guerra contra el terrorismo, que requieren grandes sumas en fuerzas altamente tecnificadas y móviles. "Estamos bajo fuego. Estamos aún en guerra contra el terrorismo", ha señalado la máxima autoridad presupuestaria del Pentágono, Dov Zakheim. [Fuente: Reuters. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

- Atacado con misiles el aeropuerto de Bagdad.

Este martes, en torno a las 6:15 horas de la mañana, dos misiles impactan en el aeropuerto internacional de la capital, convertido en base militar por el Pentágono desde la culminación de la ocupación de Bagdad. Un portavoz militar indicó que el lanzamiento de los dos proyectiles se había producido desde un zona densamente poblada de la capital, por lo que las fuerzas de ocupación desestimaron responder al ataque. No se informado de daños materiales o humanos. A mediados de enero un proyectil fue disparado contra el avión que transportaba de regreso a su país al ministro de Defensa de Georgia. El 22 de noviembreun Airbus A-300 de la compañía de transporte DHL fue alcanzado por un misil, forzando al aparato a realizar un aterrizaje de emergencia en el aeropuerto. Antes de ambos ataque, ha habido al menos ocho intentos de derribo por parte de la resistencia de aparatos de las fuerzas de ocupación o de aquellas compañías internacionales que habían reanudado los vuelos con Iraq. Previo a este ataque DHL había vuelto a suspender sus vuelos al país. [Fuente: Middle East Online. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

- Cae hasta un 20% el porcentaje de reenganche de los soldados estadounidenses tras su servicio en Iraq.

La prolongación del servicio de las tropas estadounidenses en Iraq hasta un año en contra de lo inicialmente previsto, está determinando el aumento del porcentaje de soldados que decidirán no reengancharse al retornar a EEUU, según una encuesta realizada por el Ejército y la Guardia Nacional. El porcentaje de quienes abandonan el servicio estaría aumentando desde el 12,5 al 20%, según esta encuesta. Portavoces del Pentágono ha mostrado su preocupación por esta tendencia. [Fuente: Reuters. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

Lunes, 2 de febrero

- Tres policías iraquíes pierden la vida en un ataque con armas ligeras contra un convoy llevado a cabo en la noche del lunes en la ciudad de Karbala, según fuentes locales citadas por AFP. Las muertes se produjeron por la explosión de un camión-cisterna custodiado por los policías. Según algunas fuentes, el ataque iba dirigido contra el jefe de la policía de la ciudad, que resultó ileso. [Fuente: AFP. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

- Miembros de la resistencia atacan con granadas propulsadas un vehículo militar Skyker de la infantería estadounidense en la ciudad de Mosul mientras el vicesecretario de Defensa de EEUU, Paul Wolfowitz, se entrevistas con las autoridades de ocupación de la ciudad. Según fuentes militares no se han producido bajas. [Fuente: Associated Press. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

- Tras el ataque desde pasado 31 de enero contra un convoy de su organización en Basora en el que resultaron heridos dos sus miembros (véase el 'Diario' de ese día), la organización civil danesa Danchurchaid ha decidido suspender sus actividades de desminado en la zona y evacuar a su personal de Iraq; 14 de sus 50 miembros ya han salido del país. Dinamarca tiene en Iraq 410 militares en las ciudades de Basora y Qurnah. [Fuente: Associated Press. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.].

Domingo, 1 de febrero

- Los mandos militares procuran reducir la presencia en las calles de Bagdad de sus efectivos.

Los mandos militares estadounidenses en Bagdad han ordenado una "drástica reducción" de la presencia de sus tropas en la capital en tareas de custodia y patrullaje, según informa The New York Times (edición de l de febrero). Tras un máximo en los meses anteriores de 60 puntos de vigilancia en la capital, las fuerzas de ocupación de EEUU han reducido su presencia a 26 y esperan reducirla a ocho a mediados de abril, según fuentes militares. De estos ocho emplazamientos, seis estarán en la periferia de la capital y dos en la "Zona Verde" de máxima seguridad del complejo de la Autoridad Provisional de la Coalición (APC) en la margen derecha del Tigris, en el centro de Bagdad. El Pentágono espera ceder paulatinamente a fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes la seguridad en la capital, según ha comentado el general Dempsey durante la visita del vicesecretario de Defensa de EEUU, Paul Wolfowitz, a Bagdad ciudad el domingo. Según fuentes del Pentágono, en la actualidad patrullan Bagdad alrededor de 8.000 policías iraquíes, si bien fuentes de la APC indican que precisarían hasta 19.000 efectivos. Bagdad tiene 5,5 millones de habitantes y unos 50 kilómetros de diámetro. Fuentes militares estadounidenses estiman que operan en la capital entre 250 y 300 "miembros duros" de la resistencia, agrupados en 14 células. [Fuente: The New York Times. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

Atentados suicidas simultáneos contra las sedes de UPK y PDK en Irbil: el efecto 'boomerang' de la estrategia de EEUU

Nota Informativa CSCAweb

Al menos 70 personas resultan muertas y más de 200 heridas este domingo en la ciudad de Irbil, capital administrativa del Kurdistán iraquí y sede de su gobierno, cuando dos suicidas hacen estallar las bombas que llevaban adosadas a sus cuerpos en las sedes de los partidos kurdo-iraquíes Unión Patriótica del Kurdistán (UPK) y Unión Democrática del Kurdistán (PDK) en esta ciudad del norte de Iraq. Ambos atentados suicidas -los primeros de estas características y los más sangrientos de los últimos meses- se han llevado a cabo mientras dirigentes de ambas organizaciones recibían en sus respectivas sedes a sus simpatizantes con motivo de la celebración de la fiesta musulmana del Sacrificio, Eid al-Adha. Si bien ninguno de los máximos dirigentes de UPK y PDK -Jalal Talabani y Masud Barzani, respectivamente- se encontraban en Irbil, los atentados han acabado con la vida de varios dirigentes de ambas organizaciones, según fuentes de éstas, entre ellos el gobernador de la provincia, Akram Mintik, y su segundo; el viceprimer ministro del PDK, Sami Abdul Arman; y varios ministros de la administración kurda, así como y el máximo jefe militar de la UPK.

Tras el doble atentado sincronizado, las especulaciones sobre su autoría se han centrado en el pequeño grupo islamista Ansar al-Islam -tal y como ha señalado la máxima autoridad de los ocupantes en la región, el coronel estadounidense Harry Schute-, cuya área de intervención en estos años se ha limitado al zona oriental kurdo-iraquí, y que los servicios de información estadounidenses consideran filial de al-Qaeda. Muy recientemente, el régimen iraquí prestó ayuda militar a la UPK en su lucha contra Ansar al-Islam en la zona del Kurdistán bajo su control.

Especulaciones al margen sobre el origen de los dos ataques suicidas, los atentados de Irbil se están procurando presentar en clave de confrontación civil o comunitaria -de "guerra civil", como se afirma- en Iraq. La situación es bien distinta: EEUU comienza a cosechar los resultados de su estrategia de división y reparto de prebendas entre interlocutores confesionales o comunitarios favorables a la invasión y ocupación del país.

UPK y PDK han apoyado durante esta década la política de sanciones contra Iraq y posteriormente la invasión del país por EEUU; ambos partidos se integraron en el Consejo Gubernativo designado por el proconsul Bremer en junio pasado. Sin embargo, se han opuesto abiertamente en las últimas dos semanas a las exigencias del clero shi'í liderado por as-Sistani (pero representado en el Consejo Gubernativo por el Consejo Supremo de la Revolución Islámica en Iraq, CSRII) relativas a la celebración de elecciones directas inmediatas bajo ocupación, frente al proyecto de EEUU de formar nuevas instancias iraquíes recurriendo a designaciones locales. Talabani y Barzani, ahora aliados a la fuerza, ven en ese reciente protagonismo de as-Sistani -que ha permitido a EEUU favorecer el retorno de Naciones Unidas a Iraq (véase en CSCAweb: Perpetuar la ocupación: las exigencias del clero shi'í y la decisión de Annan de 'internacionalizar' la crisis de Iraq)- una amenaza a sus aspiraciones federalistas, que además se han visto contestadas por las minorías residentes en la zona kurda turcomana y árabe, víctimas ahora de una estrategia de exclusión, cuando no de expulsión, por parte de los aliados de Washington. La quiebra del Consejo Gubernativo se ha puesto de manifiesto en su incapacidad de elaborar una nueva Constitución para fin de año, como le exigía la resolución 1511 del Consejo de Seguridad de octubre pasado, donde cada sector ha pugnado por la aceptación de sus criterios.

Desde el verano de 2002, las dos formaciones kurdo-iraquíes, rivales y confrontadas durante los años en los que la zona quedó fuera del control de Bagdad tras la Guerra del Golfo de 1991, han visto con preocupación como EEUU y Reino Unido otorgaban un papel predominante al clero shi'í -particularmente al CSRII- frente a sus tradicionales aliados en sus planes de guerra contra Iraq y ahora ya durante la ocupación, los propios partidos UPK y PDK y el Congreso Nacional iraquí de Ahmad Chalabi, al considerar clave su papel en la aceptación por el grupo mayoritario de la población iraquí de la ocupación, como promovió en su día al-Hakim (muerto en atentado en agosto) y ahora as-Sistani.

Si hasta ahora la fractura interna en Iraq era entre colaboracionistas y opuestos a la ocupación, el claro proceso de deterioro del campo de organizaciones iraquíes que han apoyado la guerra y se han acomodado a la ocupación está complicando aún más los planes de la Autoridad Provisional de la Coalición (APC) de ceder formalmente el poder político en Iraq antes del 1 de julio. [Nota Informativa CSCAweb. Fuentes: Associated Press y Reuters.]

- Una nueva baja mortal eleva a 254 el número de militares de EEUU muertos desde el 1 de mayo.

Un soldado estadounidense resulta muerto y otros 12 más heridos en un ataque con misiles llevado cabo el domingo contra una base de "apoyo logístico" de la Cuarta División de Infantería de EEUU de Balad, a 80 kilómetros de su base en la ciudad de Tikrit. Dos de los soldados heridos se encuentran en estado muy grave. Según han informado fuentes militares, tras el ataque fueron detenidos 16 personas, incluidas varias mujeres. Esta nueva baja mortal eleva a 254 el número de militares de EEUU muertos desde el 1 de mayo por acciones de la resistencia. [Fuentes: Associated Press, Reuters e Iraq Coalition Casualty. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

- Una nueva baja mortal de EEUU en incidente "no hostil".

Un soldado estadounidense resulta muerto y otros dos heridos en un accidente de circulación, cuando su vehículo Humvee vuelca por causas desconocidas en las proximidades de la ciudad de Haditha, a 175 kilómetros al oeste de Balad, han informado fuentes militares de ocupación. Desde el inicio de la invasión, han muerto en Iraq 159 militares de EEUU en acciones genéricamente denominadas por el Pentágono como "no hostiles", de ellos 133 desde el 1 de mayo, fecha formal del fin de la guerra. [Fuentes: Associated Press e Iraq Coalition Casualty. Traducción y elaboración: CSCAweb.]

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