Thursday, 29 July 2004.
THIRTEEN AMERICANS KILLED, ONE AMERICAN CAPTURED IN HEAVY FIGHTING THURSDAY NIGHT IN AL-FALLUJAH.
Violent battles rock northern part of the city as US offensive is blunted, turned back.
At about 8:00pm Thursday evening Mecca time, bloody clashes broke out between the Iraqi Resistance in al-Fallujah and US occupation troops, according
to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The fighting, which quickly escalated in intensity, initially raged in the Industrial Zone and in the
al-‘Askari neighborhood in the north of al-Fallujah. US aircraft prowled the skies above the battle in support of the aggressor troops who appear to
have been surprised by the resilient defiance of the Resistance fighters.
For their part, the Resistance fighters asked residents of al-‘Askari neighborhood to leave their homes as a precaution, since US air strikes on the
area were considered likely. The US in the past has frequently struck civilian homes when fighting broke out. The Resistance instructed residents of
houses particularly close to the fighting to leave the area quickly.
Later, as Resistance forces were involved in thwarting the US assault on the district, a group of American troops attempted to seize a command point
in the al-‘Askari neighborhood. A force of tanks, Humvees, and armored vehicles accompanied by 13 US foot soldiers advanced towards the strategic
FIGHTING RAGES IN AR-RAMADI.
Resistance lays siege to US troops in their headquarters.
Iraqi Resistance forces fought a series of fierce battles in ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Thursday, against US aggressor forces. At the end of the
day, Resistance fighters had succeeded in surrounding the US military headquarters in ar-Ramadi, which the invaders have set up in the Presidential
The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance managed to drive US forces out of the building housing the offices of the
Governor and the Police Chief in the city, and they also forced US snipers off the rooftop of the local hospital where they had earlier taken up
As the correspondent filed his report at 10:39pm Mecca time on Thursday night, the fighting in the city was still raging between the US forces holed
up in their headquarters and the Resistance surrounding them just 500 meters away. Meanwhile, other US troops were massing outside of ar-Ramadi and at
the time of the correspondent’s dispatch were looking for a passage for themselves into the area of the camp so as to relieve their besieged
Above is the report from Iraqi Resistance. You have to read the report of both sides to get the true picture of Iraq today. I believe the reality is
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