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posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by Apollyon
and they are in those areas one's a corpsman for the Marines there they never mantion losses like that. Don't you think if losses like that were happening work would leek from US troops via cell phones e-mail etc?


Do you think the troops can tell any thing they like? With most West media controlled, PTB can trace back the leaker easily, and will be dealt with.

Are they telling you everything is fine, just as Bush is telling every US people?


If you believe in what Bush/Cheney tell you, this thread is not for you.




posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 06:23 AM
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This thread is pure comedy classic.

The figures given by ZCheng are pure fantasy. Whatever he may like to believe, there are hundreds of media agencies freely operating in Iraq and none of them have reported the figures that his buddies have dreamt up.

Not only that but, a Chinese nationalist crying freedom for an occupied nation is rather like a cannibal insisting that lettuce is the only way to go.


What next ZCheng? You gonna become an advocate for families with 10 or more children?



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posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 07:07 AM
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Originally posted by Leveller
This thread is pure comedy classic.

there are hundreds of media agencies freely operating in Iraq and none of them have reported the figures that his buddies have dreamt up.


Now THAT's fantasy. There's almost no western media left outside the Green Zone in Baghdad. Something about .s... decapitation... no security... really makes reporters nervous.



posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by taibunsuu

Originally posted by Leveller
This thread is pure comedy classic.

there are hundreds of media agencies freely operating in Iraq and none of them have reported the figures that his buddies have dreamt up.


Now THAT's fantasy. There's almost no western media left outside the Green Zone in Baghdad. Something about .s... decapitation... no security... really makes reporters nervous.



Where did you get this piece of fiction from?
Reuters, BBC, AFP, other News Corps and hundreds of freelancers still operate outside of the Green Zone. They might return there to regroup and report but they aren't restricted to the Green Zone by the Iraq administration or by the US military.


You obviously know very little about war reporting. Those guys don't really give a # about threats if it stands in the way of the story. War correspondants are a different breed from your average civilian reporter.



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posted on 3-10-2004 at 02:51 PM Post Number: 842562 (post id: 863256)

Influx of wounded soldiers strains VA

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Through the end of April, the most recent accounting the VA could provide, a total of 166,334 veterans of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan had separated from military service, and 26,633 — 16 percent — had filed benefits claims with the VA for service-connected disabilities . Less than two-thirds of those claims had been processed, leaving more than 9,750 recent veterans waiting.


For more detail please see www.msnbc.msn.com...

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Above only reflects the numbers by April 1. No consider the Fallujah blunder in April and Najaf uprising in June, the escalation of resistance in recent months, you could get a pretty good picture on the intensity of attrition in Iraq today.

A Guest summaries the situation quite nicely, and allow me to quote as following:
Sheds some more light.
This sheds some more light on the casualty truth.Note in the article above 6th paragraph As of April 2004 some 26,633 veterans from Iraq had filled for disability(that is filled only,not including those too ill to file).These that file are soldiers that have been too badly injured and need disabilty pay,26,633 by April 2004,So serious injuries.We are now in October 6 months further on from April,So that figure must be thousands higher.

These soldiers are so badly treated,because the surgeons are so busy they just patch them up the quickest way.A soldier who has his leg blown partly away,Instead of the surgeon spending the 6 hours needed on the operating table trying to save the leg,takes the 1 hour option of Amputation.This is happening all the times.So many Amputations that are not necessary occur,because the surgeons are overloaded with casualties and do not have the time to save limbs,so just amputate and get on with the next case.Their argument is that because they are hard pushed,other soldiers lives are put at risk if they spend too long on each case.Terrible.


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posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 08:03 PM
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they arnt reporting the injuries that have and are happening to troops.



posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by Leveller

Originally posted by taibunsuu

Originally posted by Leveller
This thread is pure comedy classic.

there are hundreds of media agencies freely operating in Iraq and none of them have reported the figures that his buddies have dreamt up.


Now THAT's fantasy. There's almost no western media left outside the Green Zone in Baghdad. Something about .s... decapitation... no security... really makes reporters nervous.



Where did you get this piece of fiction from?
Those guys don't really give a # about threats if it stands in the way of the story. War correspondants are a different breed from your average civilian reporter.


Yeah, but even that different breed finds it a bit difficult to freelance when there are high bounties on the capture of any available foreigners. The only credible people who are able to get the stories are embedded with the US military. The stories from the non-embedded reporters mostly focus on how they survived being held hostage by the insurgents, and or completely report how awesome cool and great the insurgents are. Stockholm syndrome, indeed.



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 10:38 AM
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Note to readers:

The Iraqi Resistance Report has been covering the Iraqi Resistance for more than one year. During that time, the Resistance has developed and advanced steadily. It has spread to virtually every part of occupied Iraq and has taken on and destroyed virtually every type of equipment used by the US ground forces and their satellites and stooges.

Media coverage of the Resistance, however, has been extremely poor, due in large part to US pressure. When the Resistance Report began coming out after the US aggression, the independent Arabic television networks and several newspapers were reliable sources for information about the Resistance struggle, providing coverage that was perhaps partial and inadequate in scale - due to the vastness of Iraq - but that nevertheless gave a strong indication of the struggle that the Iraqi people were putting up to the occupiers of their homeland.

The United States, which seeks not only total domination of the world’s politics and economics, but also total control over the news media of the globe, has managed to limit coverage - including that of various Arabic-language press and media organs. While some information continues to come through about the humanitarian disaster that has resulted from the US invasion and occupation of Iraq - to say nothing of the 12 years of murderous US sanctions beforehand - the international and Arab media have generally backed away from any attempt to cover the Resistance struggle in depth.

But the “truth will out” and more and more courageous individuals throughout Iraq have in recent months been contributing to the website Mafkarat al-Islam or Islammemo.cc, bringing invaluable information from the battlefield itself to the Arabic reading public. The Iraqi Resistance Report has made ample use of the materials provided by Mafkarat al-Islam, as a unique source of information on the unfolding Resistance struggle - unique because they have been able, so far, to defy the pressure of the American empire.

Mafkarat al-Islam’s brave correspondents have paid a high price for their efforts to report the truth. At least nine of them have been killed by enemy gunfire since the US invasion of the country. On a much humbler scale, websites such as The Free Arab Voice have also paid a high price for insisting on covering the expanding Resistance, subjected to furious Zionist hacking on a constant basis.

Overcoming all the odds, however, both the Iraqi Resistance and our colleagues in Mafkarat al-Islam have forged a.. Where a daily Resistance report a year ago might run four or five pages, a comprehensive presentation of all the news stories reported just by Mafkarat al-Islam’s writers in the field now runs to between 16 and 18 pages a day.

Nothing is more encouraging that that the scale and frequency of Resistance operations is increasing at such a rate. Nothing could please us more that information about the Resistance still breaks out despite the US stranglehold on the international and Arab mainstream media.

At the same time, though, the sheer number and magnitude of Resistance news has become too much for effective coverage within the format hitherto used by The Resistance Report. Compiling and translating that volume of material on a daily basis has become extremely difficult. We have also heard concerns from readers that the mass of the report is too much for most readers to digest.

In view of the situation, we have decided to attempt to approach the Resistance Report in a new way, with more of a focus on analysis and organization. If in the past we sought to be as comprehensive as possible - at the expense of an analytical review of the mass of material, and at the expense of covering pertinent political developments - it is our intent at present to attempt to place more accent on the analysis and organization of the news we report, with the hope of:

1. Countering the mainstream imperialist media slant on the Resistance struggle, that appears in its coverage of day-to-day occurrences, and

2. Assessing trends and attempting to provide information on what appear to be the more important issues of the on-going struggle.

Along these lines, the current edition of the Resistance Report carries an assessment of the current stage of the Iraqi Resistance as it moves on to a new and higher stage of activity (see Sunday, 3 October 2004), and the issue for Monday, 4 October carries in-depth material on the car bombings in Baghdad, in particular the one that struck the CIA .quarters, a matter largely covered up in the mainstream media reports.

Saturday, 2 October 2004.

Due to technical problems, the Mafkarat al-Islam news for Saturday, 2 October has not been available for the compilation of this edition of the Resistance Report.

Samarra’.

While Resistance sources said that they remained in control of 70 percent of Samarra’ at the end of Saturday, US military sources and their western media mouthpieces claimed the reverse - that 70 percent of the city had been reoccupied by the US invader troops.

For their part, citizens of the city reported that US snipers were widely deployed on rooftops from which they shot at anything that moved in the streets below. “There are dead people that we cannot take for burial and they are being buried in the gardens of their homes,” said ‘Ali ‘Abd al-Latif, a 19-year-old high school student.

At Samarra’ General Hospital, Dr. Khalid Ahmad said at least 80 bodies and more than 100 wounded were brought to the facility Friday.

“Dead bodies and injured people are everywhere in the city and when we tried to evacuate them, the Americans fired at us,” an ambulance driver told Associated Press Television News. “Later on they told us that we can evacuate only injured women and children and we are not allowed to pick up injured men.”

Wounded people, mostly women and children, lay on beds at the Tikrit Teaching Hospital.

“His pregnant mother was killed” said Sami Hashim, standing over a young boy whose belly was covered in bandages. Nearby was a young girl who lost her left foot.

Al-Fallujah.

At least seven Iraqi civilians were killed and 13 others wounded in renewed US aggression against al-Fallujah. As usual, American military statements claimed that the targets of the air raids were strongholds of the elusive Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi, a man the US nonsensically calls a “terrorist mastermind.” Dr. Ahmad Tahir of the al-Fallujah Hospital reported that among the dead and wounded were numerous women and children.

Local residents reported that two houses were destroyed in the US attack on the northern part of the city.

Al-Latifiyah.

Resistance forces on Saturday attacked a convoy of fuel and provisions in al-Latifiyah. Five fuel tankers were set ablaze in the convoy that was traveling under Iraqi puppet “national guard” escort. Three military vehicles were also destroyed.

US military claims.

US military propaganda claimed that five American troops were wounded in Iraq on Saturday in various actions. Two in a bombing in Madinat as-Sadr, one Marine in a car bombing in al-Fallujah, and two in a bombing in Mosul.

Baghdad.

US aggressor troops clashed on Saturday with Muqtada as-Sadr’s Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in Madinat as-Sadr.

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Sunday, 3 October 2004.

Assessment: Qualitative leap under way in Iraqi Resistance operations, as US aggressor troops are harried by over 90 Resistance attacks per day.

Correspondents for Mafkarat al-Islam in Iraq believe that coming days will witness a qualitative change in the operations being carried out by the Iraqi Resistance against the occupation. The correspondents observed Resistance activity in more than 50 regions of the country over the last week and noted a marked escalation in Resistance attacks, bringing the total number of operations up to about 87 per day.

The correspondents reported that the operations that they personally witnessed, obtained accounts of from eyewitnesses or otherwise learned of in the previous week were as follows:

Saturday, 25 September 2004. 87 Resistance operations.

Sunday, 26 September 2004. 75 Resistance operations.

Monday, 27 September 2004. 81 Resistance operations.

Tuesday, 28 September 2004. 89 Resistance operations.

Wednesday, 29 September 2004. 90 Resistance operations.

Thursday, 30 September 2004. 92 Resistance operations.

Friday, 1 October 2004. 95 Resistance operations.

The correspondents also observed a clear strategic shift by the Resistance from hit and run tactics to the tactics of relatively quick blows. The new tactics involve attacks that last from two to six hours each. Car bombs are again being used as a powerful and intimidating tactic. The bombing in al-Karmah west of Baghdad was one good recent example of the Resistance’s new use of that tactic with deadly and targeted effect. In that operation two car bombs exploded on Sunday, 26 September at the .quarters of the puppet so-called civil defense force when American occupation forces were changing their guard and thus had a large number of their forces exposed and in the open. Thirty-five US troops were killed in that attack and eight Humvees, two troop transport vehicles, and one Bradley armored vehicle destroyed.

Thirteen Marines were killed on Saturday when a car bomber of the Iraqi Resistance drove into a Marine column.

In addition to the new and more sophisticated tactics, the observers note greater coordination between Resistance groups with different ideological outlooks. This can be seen in the way that they time their attacks and in the issuance of joint communiqués. The correspondents noted obvious coordination during the week among the Resistance fighters operating in Baghdad’s Hayfa Street, in ar-Ramadi, Samarra’, Tal‘afar, and Mosul. Just in ar-Ramadi, for example, the correspondents noted, six totally different organizations are in full cooperation, each one defending the other.

In al-Anbar, the Resistance pursues the tactic of wiping out the enemy, concentrating their forces to totally annihilate small American or puppet patrols. They attack small columns by breaking them apart and then focusing on the smaller part to totally wipe it out.

The correspondents have noted that in the last 40 days there has been a major change in the military strategy of the Resistance. Observers attribute this to the Resistance being able to draw on the expertise of a number of specialists from the Army of the Republic of Iraq who have been able to make adjustments to existing ordnance left over from before the US occupation to make it more usable and more lethal in dealing with the Americans in the type of warfare being waged in the country. A number of middle-range and short-range rockets have been upgraded with the help of these specialists. The C5K, for example, has been modified from an air to ground rocket for use on the ground or for anti-aircraft purposes.

The correspondents believe that in coming days there will be a qualitative leap in the Iraqi Resistance operations as they escalate to a higher level of destructive capacity.

Resistance car bomb kills 12 Americans at entrance to besieged Samarra’.

Iraqi Resistance forces on Sunday afternoon attacked a command point set up by US forces and their stooges in Samarra’ to prevent the entrance of supplies and provisions into the besieged city, only part of which has been occupied by American and puppet troops.

A black Opel car bomb, driven by an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter, slammed into the command post, inflicting heavy casualties on the US and puppet forces. Twelve US troops were killed and 10 Iraqi stooges. Three Nissan pickups belonging to the Iraqi puppet troops were also destroyed, as were two Humvees belonging to the Ameircans. A Bradley armored vehicle was also disabled by the blast according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

US rocket attack murders Iraqi civilians in truck in al-Fallujah.

At about 8:30pm local time Sunday night, US aircraft fired a rocket at a white Nissan pickup truck in downtown al-Fallujah, opposite the governorate building, killing three Iraqi civilians who were aboard the vehicle.

Attacks around Iraq.

Al-Qa’im.

In al-Qa’im on the border with Syria, Iraqi Resistance forces fired a C5K rocket shot and down a US Chinook Helicopter, killing five US troops in the ar-Rabt area at 12:25pm Sunday afternoon local time.

Resistance forces used bombs and an SBG9 to disable a Bradley armored vehicle and a Humvee at kilometer 160 in the al-Qa’im area at 9:30am Sunday morning.

Two Humvees were disabled in the cemetery area of al-Qa’im Sunday afternoon.

A massive Resistance car bomb attack (with a blue Chevrolet Caprice) 15km from al-Qa’im left 15 US troops dead and destroyed five Humves. An Iraqi man, woman, and child who happened to be in the area were unfortunately also killed.

Resistance forces set fire to five US military trucks carrying tanks in al-Qa’im in a raid on a column of 45 US vehicles on its way from Baghdad to al-Qa’im at 11Pm. Each of the five trucks was carrying an Abrams tank. The Resistance fighters returned safely to base.

Al-Fallujah.

A Resistance ambush at 7pm destroyed two trucks north of al-Fallujah.

Al-Latifiyah.

Two US troops and five puppet “nationalguardsmen” were killed in a Resistance attack in al-Latifiyah at 1:10pm Sunday afternoon.

Two drivers killed in 2pm Resistance ambush of truck convoy in al-Latifiyah.

Seven puppet “national guardsmen” and six puppet policemen were killed in a Resistance ambush at 6pm in al-Latifiyah.

Al-Hadithah.

Resistance forces rocketed the US base near al-Hadithah at 11:45am local time. Eight Grad rockets, 22 large Katyushas and thirty-two 120mm mortar rounds slammed into the aggressor base.

Al-Hillah.

Three Grad rockets slammed into the Polish aggressor base in the city at about 7pm Sunday. A US Red Cross Black Hawk helicopter was seen crashing as it was trying to pick up dead and wounded.

Ba‘qubah.

Resistance forces attacked a US patrol of two armored vehicles and four Humvees with a bomb at about 8pm, disabling one armored vehicle.

At about 8:30pm another Resistance bomb exploded under a puppet police patrol in Ba‘qubah destroying a Land Cruiser and killing three puppet policemen.

Resistance forces firing BKCs attacked a white Nissan Patrol Safari vehicle carrying collaborationist Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigade troops on the old Ba‘qubah bridge at about 10pm, killing three of the collaborators and setting fire to their vehicle.

Resistance forces fired eighteen mortar rounds at the puppet police .quarters sending clouds of smoke into the sky Sunday evening.

Seven American troops and 10 Iraqi puppet soldiers were killed in fierce fighting at 10pm when US troops and Iraqi stooges tried to break into the town of Bahraz in the Ba‘qubah area.

Ad-Durah.

Four US troops were killed when the Resistance attacked a US convoy of troop carriers, Humvees and trucks in ad-Durah south of Baghdad at 3pm. The vehicles hit by Resistance fire continued to explode for 17 minutes afterwards, indicating that they were loaded with ammunition or other explosives.

Two US troops were killed when a Resistance attack with RPG7s on a US patrol in ad-Durah destroyed two Humvees as they were entering the US base at the ad-Durah Refinery.

Ar-Ridwaniyah.

Resistance forces in the ad-Duwayliyah district of arRidwaniyah fired a CBG9 at a convoy of three US Marine armored vehicles, destroying one of them. Two US Cobra helicopters appeared and rocketed a nearby farm field killing a local civilian farmer, two Kia cars, and several . of livestock.

Ad-Dulu‘iyah.

Three US troops were killed in Resistance ambush with SPG9s on their patrol at 5:45pm Sunday.

Baghdad.

Resistance forces ambushed a US convoy in the area of the Republican Palace in Baghdad, known as “the green zone” by the US invaders at 3pm, destroying two armored vehicles and a Humvee and killing six Americans.

Resistance attack with C5K rocket on convoy leaves two drivers dead at 5pm. Their white Volvo trucks bore Kuwaiti plates, but the drivers appeared to be non-Arab.

Resistance pounded puppet police station in al-Kazimiyah in northern Baghdad at 8pm with six 82mm mortar rounds.

Resistance forces struck the US base in al-Muthanna in Baghdad with twelve 82mm mortar rounds

Resistance forces attacked the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad with four Katyushas

At 8:10pm the Resistance struck the “green zone” with two Katyushas.

Resistance forces pounded the US base on Palestine Road near the al-Qanah street at 8pm Sunday night with twenty-four 82mm mortar rounds.

Resistance forces killed six puppet “nationalguardsmen” in an bombing in the ‘Ulwat ar-Rashid area south of Baghdad at 8:30pm

At 9pm Resistance forces fired a Grad at Saddam International Airport.

US soldier killed in al-Karakh in ambush of five-vehicle patrol Sunday night.

Three US troops were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded near the Army Canal in Baghdad at about 11pm local time.

At-Taji.

At least 23 US troops were killed in a car bombing at a US guard pst in the city at 6:10pm local time Sunday evening. The Resistance used a white Brazilian car destroying four Humvees.

A Resistance bomb exploded under a NATO training column in at-Taji made up of four white GMC vehicles with four Humvees as escorts near the US .quarters. One GMC was destroyed and a Humvee disabled.

Tal‘afar.

Fierce fighting in Tal‘afar left three US vehicles destroyed as well as various cars and trucks belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces. Five Iraqi Resistance fighters were martyred in the fighting, and three local houses damaged.

Mosul.

Resistance forces at 8pm shelled the US al-Ghazlani camp with a Tariq rocket.

At 9:45 Resistance forces shelled the local governorate building with seven 82mm mortar rounds, setting fire to an Iraqi puppet police patrol in the area at the time.

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Monday, 4 October 2004.

Iraqi Resistance car bomber strikes CIA .quarters in Baghdad. Twelve CIA agents killed in massive explosion.

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported from Baghdad Monday morning that at 10am local time an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter attacked one of the largest .quarters of the US Central Intelligence Agency (the CIA) in Baghdad. The massive explosion occurred near Sa‘dun Street, very close to the ar-Rashid Hotel.

At least 3,000 US security employees work out of the massive .quarters - a scale of operations that strongly suggests that it is the main .quarters for the US state intelligence agency in occupied Iraq.

US forces immediately closed off all approaches to the scene of the attack, preventing the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent from assessing the extent of damage or obtaining information on casualties directly. US aircraft, however, could be seen landing and taking off from the street where the attack took place, loading dead and wounded CIA personnel.

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that the blast occurred at 9:45 and that it targeted “a convoy of 4-wheel drive vehicles leaving a complex of major hotels where foreign contractors and journalists reside.” The AP added that US an Iraqi puppet forces opened fire after the car bombing, but noted that witnesses observed: “it was not immediately clear what they were shooting at.” US forces routinely respond to all attacks by indiscriminate shooting in all directions, cutting down any Iraqi civilians who might happen to be in the area.

The AP reported that Tahsin al-Furayji of the US creature, the puppet “facility protection service” said that “a pickup truck loaded with dates exploded as it plowed into the three vehicle convoy.” The AP quoted al-Furayji as saying that “one of the vehicles in the convoy was destroyed and shrapnel hit the nearby Palestine and Baghdad hotels. The AP reported that “pickup truck carrying the explosives was ripped in half with one part left dangling from a shop sign on the opposite side of the street.”

In a later dispatch posted at 1:40pm Mecca time, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent presented the version of the incident that he had pieced together from his sources. He wrote that a Resistance fighter driving a 2-ton booby trapped Kia loaded with fruits and vegetables blew up the vehicle at 10am local time. The correspondent estimates that the truck must have been loaded with 1.5 to 2 tons of explosive material.

The target building, an old structure formerly used by Iraqi military industry, has been taken over by the CIA and surrounded by a huge concrete wall. Deployed around it are watch points and numerous inspection stations. Large numbers of American snipers are perched atop the building.

The Resistance driver had to break through as much of that security cordon as possible. The driver .ed for the main gate at the moment that a number of CIA-owned GMC vehicles were awaiting confirmation of their identity and authorization to enter the facility. The Resistance attacker drove in right after the US vehicles.

The attack totally destroyed the façade of the building, causing parts of it to collapse. The number of casualties inside is unknown, but the correspondent saw seven Iraqi ambulances rushing to the scene from the direction of the as-Sa‘dun statue, as well as six American ambulances .ing in from the road to the Meridien Hotel. In addition two US Black Hawk helicopters emblazoned with the Red Cross rushed to the scene of the attack as well, in order to take away the dead and injured.

The correspondent also saw five demolished civilian cars and the obvious damage that the powerful explosion inflicted also on the walls of neighboring buildings.

After the attack, US snipers deployed atop nearby buildings, the number of checkpoints increased and many more US and Iraqi puppet forces were deployed in the area.

Nevertheless, at 10:25am two powerful Tariq rockets slammed into the ar-Rashid Hotel in the same vicinity, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

In a dispatch posted at 11:58pm Mecca time the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam provided more details on the attack. He reported that the car bomb attack on the CIA .quarters killed 12 CIA agents. The correspondent reported local eyewitnesses as saying that the 12 were killed in three cars - two of them GMC Suburbans and the third a Blazer. In addition, five members of the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” perished in the explosion. They had been stationed at the first checkpoint. (The correspondent explains that the US forces typically have a series of check points outside their facilities, the first one being manned by local Iraqi puppet forces, who are therefore the most exposed to Resistance attack.)

The Resistance car bomb burst through the first gate, following US cars, and then exploded at the inner gate. The correspondent reported that the number of casualties at the inner gate was unknown, but that the large number of ambulances that showed up at the scene indicates a sizeable casualty figure.

CIA shuts down all phones in Iraq after bombing.

After the attack on the CIA .quarters, the US occupation command closed down all telephone communications in Iraq - both land lines and portable telephones, according to Mafkarat al-Islam, which quoted an informed source working in the field of telecommunications in the country.

The source told Mafkarat al-Islam that later in the day, the order closing down all telephone communications was rescinded for the northern regions of the country, but that the shut-down was still in force in the southern part of the country - which was known for having the worst cell phone network in the country anyway, according to the correspondent.

As a result of these and other orders by the US occupation forces which are in the midst of a campaign against Resistance strongholds, al-Fallujah, and the districts of al-Karakh and Madinat as-Sadr in Baghdad are without all telephone communication - landed or cellular - for the third straight day.

The correspondent notes that even though the lines have officially been again turned on, users are still encountering severe difficulties in the use of all telephones in the country.

Car bombing in Baghdad targets recruiting station for puppet “emergency forces.”

An Iraqi Resistance Mercedes car bomb stormed into the gate of the .quarters of the Iraqi puppet “emergency forces” in Baghdad near the bridge leading to the ministries area of the capital. The car bomb exploded at about 9:05am local time. It was the first day for the new Iraqi puppet security men to report to this location, that had earlier served private guards, and as a result the recruits were still dressed in civilian clothing.

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the attack left at least 45 dead among the Iraqi puppet forces who were awaiting induction into the force. At least 32 others were wounded in the bombing. Five civilian cars were set ablaze by the blast.

Immediately after the Resistance attack, US forces backed by helicopters and armored vehicles surrounded and closed off the area. The correspondent counted at least 15 ambulances at the scene of the Resistance attack, ready to carry away the scores of dead and wounded puppet troops.

Al-Fallujah: vicious US bombing targets civilians.

As US media such as the Associated Press (AP) trumpeted the official US military line that American war planes had blasted the strongholds of the illusive Abu Mus‘ab az-Zarqawi whom they refer to as a “terrorist mastermind” for the n-th time, the correspondent of Mafakrat al-Islam on the ground in al-Fallujah reported in a dispatch posted at 4:55am Mecca time that American aircraft had rocketed the home of a local civilian. Al-Hajj Thamir as-Salim, whose house was destroyed, was a pharmacist who ran the al-Abrar Pharmacy in the city.

As-Salim’s house lay in the al-Jumhuriyah neighborhood of the city, across from the ar-Rawi Mosque. The home was completely destroyed and adjacent ones were severely damaged and two children, three women and three men and one teenager were killed in the savage American attack. Thirteen others were wounded in the raid - four children, three men, six women.

In a dispatch posted at 6am Mecca time (7am local time) the correspondent reported that US planes were still prowling the skies over the site of the US bombing, making it dangerous for rescuers to approach it.

US forces also bombed a house in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood at about 5:00am local time. Two Kurdish youths who made shoes were killed in that raid, according to Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent.

Hospital sources in al-Fallujah were quoted by the AP as saying that 11 persons were killed in the American bomb raid, but the American news agency noted that the US “military regularly accuses hospital of inflating casualty figures.” The US military has no presence in al-Fallujah, so it has no way of verifying hospital figures in the defiant city.

Dr. ‘Adil Khamis of al-Fallujah General Hospital was quoted by AP as saying that three women and four children were among the nine people killed in the al-Jumhuriyah bombing and that twelve were injured there, including six women and three children. AP quoted al-Khamis as saying that “two more people” were killed in the bombing of the house in ash-Shuhada’.

The mendacious US military announced that their attack on as-Salim the pharmacist’s house was a “precision strike” carried out at about 1am local time and that precautions were taken to ensure that “no innocent civilians were present” at the time of the strikes.

The US military claimed that the second raid, in which two Kurdish shoemakers were killed, targeted a building where “members of az-Zarqawi’s network were believed to be meeting.”

Still defiant! Two US helicopters downed by Samarra’ Resistance Monday, as US continues to pound city with cluster bombs, despite claims that they have “taken” it.

Iraqi Resistance fighters seem determined to refute as boldly and obviously as possible United States claims to have subdued the Iraqi Resistance in the defiant city of Samarra’, 120km north of Baghdad. On Monday Iraqi Resistance fighters in the city shot down two American helicopters.

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance fighters fired C5K rockets at both a Black Hawk and a Chinook helicopter.

Meanwhile US F16 and F14 fighter bombers on Monday dropped eight containers of cluster bombs (each container holding some 2,000 anti-personnel cluster bombs) on the city, in addition to firing rockets into the defiant city. Forty-five persons have died as martyrs as a result of the US bombing, only 10 of them Resistance fighters, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported.

Heavy fighting in ad-Dulu‘iyah.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Monday was a day of heavy fighting in ad-Dulu‘iyah. For three hours US troops and Resistance forces battled each other in the town that lies near Samarra’.

A detachment of forty Resistance fighters observed a US column .ing out of ad-Dulu‘iyah on its way to Samarra’ to reinforce US troops attacking the Resistance there. At 4pm the Resistance attacked the column, igniting the battle that raged until about 7:10pm. Four Resistance fighters were killed in the combat and 11 American troops perished.

After that, US aircraft pounded the area indiscriminately, destroying a house on the road and killing livestock in the area. Farm equipment and three cars were also destroyed.

US kills women and children in raid on al-Latifiyah.

In a dispatch posted at 12:26am Mecca time (1:26am local time Tuesday morning), the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Latifiyah reported that US F16 fighter bombers attacked four houses in the area, destroying them and killing four women and five children ranging in age from one- to three-and-a-half years old. Three teenagers were also killed. Two civilian cars next to the house were set ablaze as was a tractor.

Attacks around Iraq.

Three US troops were killed in Resistance car bombing north of Balad at about 6:30am local time Monday.

Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen battled Italian aggressors and their Iraqi stooges in an-Nasiriyah early Monday morning, leaving one Iraqi puppet soldier dead and another wounded.

From 6:30am to 7am local time, Resistance forces struck Abu Ghurayb prison with rockets and mortars. Six C5K rockets and fifteen 120mm mortar rounds struck the notorious US torture facility.

Five members of the Iraqi puppet “national guard” were killed in a Resistance bombing in Ba‘qubah at 8am.

At 9:00am an Iraqi Resistance bomb struck a US patrol killing two US troops and destroying one Humvee on the Saddam International Airport road.

Iraqi Resistance forces killed a puppet first lieutenant and a puppet colonel in the so-called “Iraqi national guard” in an Iraqi Resistance ambush in al-‘Amarah at about 12 noon local time Monday.

Two US troops were killed and a troop carrier loaded with military equipment destroyed in an Iraqi Resistance attack in the Manaysir region between al-Ghazaliyah (west of Baghdad) and Abu Ghurayb (south of Baghdad) at 2:10pm Monday afternoon.

At 2:40pm Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a patrol of the Iraqi puppet police in the ash-Shu‘lah area of Baghdad, destroying a Land Cruiser and damaging a Patrol Safari, and killing three puppet policemen and wounding two others.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol in ad-Durah at 6:45pm with RPGs and C5Ks, killing four troops, according to local eyewitnesses, who added that the Resistance fighters seized 17 American machineguns in the attack.

Fierce battles were later reported at ad-Durah around 8:45pm that lasted for 25 minutes and left four US troops dead.

Resistance forces at 11:30am Monday hit the military academy occupied by US forces and Iraqi puppet troops in ar-Rustamiyah with seven mortar rounds sending black smoke into the sky.

Resistance forces attacked a US camp in Ba‘qubah at 12:20pm with nine mortar rounds.

Resistance forces shook the “green zone” at about 3pm with three Grad rockets.

The Resistance struck the military academy again at 5:10pm with one powerful Tariq rocket.

At 7:10pm the Resistance fired three Katyushas a the US as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.

Two US troops were killed and three others wounded in al-Karakh in Baghdad at around 4pm local time Monday when American forces tried to break into Hayfa Street in the area with four Bradley armored vehicles. Their aim was to set up check points inside the defiant area, but they were thrown back by RPG7 and Iraqi sharpshooter fire.

Four Iraqi puppet policemen were killed in az-Za‘faraniyah at 2:30pm when the Resistance ambushed their patrol on the old Diyala Bridge.

A series of blasts shook the Italian base in an-Nasiriyah on Monday afternoon. Four blasts were heard at about 3pm as four powerful Tariq rockets slammed into the facility.

Two US contractors or intelligence agents were killed when Resistance forces in the al-Misbah area of Baghdad ambushed a three GMC and Ford car convoy of foreign profiteer contractors, or possibly US intelligence agents at 5:30pm. One armored Ford was destroyed by an RPG.

A Resistance ambush destroyed one fuel tanker on the Army Canal road in Baghdad, killing one US soldier Monday evening.

Powerful explosions shook the US base north of Ba‘qubah at about 5:45pm Monday. Three Black Hawk helicopters with Red Crosses on them landed to ferry off the dead and wounded.

Resistance forces attacked a patrol of two US Bradley armored vehicles and two Humvees north of Ba‘qubah disabling one Bradley Monday evening.

One Abrams tank was destroyed and its crew of five killed by an Iraqi Resistance bomb at 3:10pm Monday in Bahraz in the Ba‘qubah area.

Resistance forces bombarded the US base in Ba‘qubah with one Grad rocket at 6:55pm Monday.

Resistance forces bombarded Saddam International Airport at 10pm with two Grads. The first hit the area of the central command, the second fell into barracks.

Resistance forces attacked a US patrol near the Jordanian embassy in al-Mansur in Baghdad at about 10:30pm disabling a Humvee.

Resistance forces bombarded the joint US-Iraqi “rapid deployment” puppet force base in at-Taji at 7:10pm with thirty-one 120mm mortar rounds. The Resistance then hit the base with another bombardment at 10:15pm with three Grad rockets.

Four US troops were killed in an Iraqi Resistance ambush of a fuel and provisions convoy in al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad at 8:45pm Monday. Three trucks were destroyed, and fires blazed in the vehicles until 11:15pm.

At 10:10pm Monday Resistance forces fired three powerful Grad rockets into the Polish aggressor .quarters in al-Hillah.

Puppet police chief of Balad Ruz in Ba‘qubah area shot dead.

The puppet police chief of Balad Ruz in the Ba‘qubah area was liquidated by the Iraqi Resistance on Monday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the assassination took place at about 7:30am local time as the puppet official was leaving home for work.

Commander of puppet “national guard” assassinated in al-‘Amarah.

At 10:10am Monday Resistance forces shot dead the commander of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in al-‘Amarah in southern Iraq, according to Mafkarat al-Islam.


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posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by taibunsuu


Yeah, but even that different breed finds it a bit difficult to freelance when there are high bounties on the capture of any available foreigners. The only credible people who are able to get the stories are embedded with the US military. The stories from the non-embedded reporters mostly focus on how they survived being held hostage by the insurgents, and or completely report how awesome cool and great the insurgents are. Stockholm syndrome, indeed.



Not true. There are many freelancers working in Iraq as I have stated. Google their news agencies and you will see that.
They don't focus on Stockholm syndrome as you state. Most try to report on what day to day life is actually like in Iraq.

High bounties don't automatically mean that a reporter will be kidnapped. The insurgents want propaganda too and they recognise that most of the freelance reporting works in their favour. In some places a camera and a press pass guarantees immunity.



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:26 AM
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well if we follow Zchengs account at the rate of US attrition from his "news stories" there won't be an American left alive in Iraq by the end of the week.



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by Apollyon
well if we follow Zchengs account at the rate of US attrition from his "news stories" there won't be an American left alive in Iraq by the end of the week.

How you come up with no troops "by the end of the week"? Where does the reports state that US troops are disabled at a rate of 20,000 a day?

There are over 140,000 US troops in Iraq. Adding those from UK, Poland, South Korea, Italy, Australia, Japan, and numberous mercenaries, the total of occupation force will be over 200,000. Considering at the rate of 100 disabled (killed or wounded) per day, it can last 2000 days, or 285 weeks, or 5.47 years. If only counting US troops, it will last 1400 days/200weeks/3.8 years. With more troops are called up and sent to Iraq, to your peace of mind, it will safely last till the end of Bush second term.



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posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 09:52 PM
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Zchenh seein as you are providing the terrorists account of the war, could you post some information on their killed and wounded. I would be very interested, or are they all supermen



posted on Oct, 7 2004 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by mad scientist
Zchenh seein as you are providing the terrorists account of the war, could you post some information on their killed and wounded. I would be very interested, or are they all supermen


Fierce fighting in Latifiya – 22 US soldiers killed

Fierce fighting has been taking place since yesterday evening and to this moment between the Iraqi Freedom Fighters and the US occupation forces in Latifiay district south of Baghdad.

The occupation has cut-off all roads surrounding the area and is attempting to force a stand-off with the Freedom Fighters. The Freedom Fighters are using the cover provided by the farmlands to launch multiple attacks against the occupation using all weapons at their disposal.

The US forces and the Iraqi occupational forces have killed tens of people in the area during the fighting from their sporadic fire and air bombing of civilian homes.

12 Freedom fighters have also been killed this morning as a result of the aerial bombing of two vehicles carrying the fighters.

In related news, 22 US soldiers and 19 members of the Iraqi Occupation Army were killed when a vehicle being led by an Iraqi Freedom Fighter exploded as a US was linking-up with Iraqi occupational troops in Latifiya. The explosion resulted in the destruction of 3 armored vehicles.


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2 Black Hawk Helicopters Destroyed - Baquba

According to insiders, Iraqi Freedom Fighters were able to destroy 2 Black Hawk helicopters while they were on the ground at a US airport base in Baquba. The Freedom Fighters launched two “Tariq” missiles at the airport.

Fighting also broke out early this morning in Baquba between Freedom Fighters and US forces and Iraqi occupation forces whereby 3 US soldiers were killed, 1 Bradly vehicle was destroyed, 11 Iraqi occupation forces killed, and 4 Mitsubishi vehicles belonging to the Iraqi occupation forces were destroyed.

3 brave Freedom Fighters lost their lives in the fighting.



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Tuesday, 5 October 2004.

Four American invader troops captured in ar-Ramadi, US threatens to destroy whole neighborhoods over the .s of residents if the prisoners are not released.

Iraqi Resistance forces captured four US troops in ar-Ramadi west of Baghdad during fierce fighting that was raging there at about 4pm local time Tuesday.

The local correspondent of Makfarat al-Islam reported that after the four Americans were captured, US troops used loud speakers to threaten the local people that their houses would be destroyed if the four captured invader troops were not released. The American forces broadcast their threats of mass house destructions in the neighborhoods of as-Sufiyah, al-Mal‘ab, al-Ma‘arid, and in the area around the Agricultural College. The Americans announced that every house in those neighborhoods would become a target for US fire if the four prisoners are not released.

Fifteen US troops killed in Resistance ambush in Baghdad.

A qualitative attack by Resistance forces on US troops on the Qanat al-Jaysh Army Canal Road in Baghdad left 15 Americans dead, according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent who personally witnessed the ambush according to his report of the incident posted at 11:37pm Mecca time Tuesday night.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported at 11:05pm local time Resistance forces planted a massive bomb in the path of a US patrol. The explosion destroyed four Humvees, and then Resistance fighters opened up on the American survivors with RPG7s, killing all 15 US troops. The correspondent happened to pass the scene at the time of the attack, which he witnessed first hand, noting that the attack in all lasted 10 to 12 minutes. The attack was carried out with such overwhelming intensity and in total surprise, and as a result the Americans had no chance to return fire.

At the time of posting his account of the Resistance ambush the correspondent wrote that no US troops had as yet arrived on the scene.

US aircraft pound neighborhoods in al-Fallujah.

US aircraft dropped two container bombs full of anti-personnel cluster bombs on the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of al-Fallujah on Tuesday evening according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. US aircraft dropped another container on the al-Jawlan neighborhood in the northwest of the city.

US aircraft also pummeled the al-‘Askari neighborhood and American C131 aircraft were still prowling the skies over. in evident preparation to drop more container bombs when the correspondent filed his report at 11:55pm Mecca time Tuesday night.

Four Zionist Mossad agents and 13 Peshmergah collaborators killed in Kirkuk ambush.

At least four members of the Zionist Mossad and 13 Kurdish Peshmergah chauvinist intelligence agents were killed when Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint convoy of Mossad and Peshmergah vehicles in Kirkuk. Three other members of the patrol were reportedly captured.

The Kirkuk correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance attacked the convoy that was made up of three green Patrol Safari vehicles belonging to the Peshmergah, and two black GMC Suburbans belonging to the Mossad at 6am local time near the area of the Citadel (al-Qal‘ah) in Kirkuk.

Local residents who witnessed the attack reported that some 30 or 35 Resistance fighters attacked the intelligence convoy, spraying it with RPG7 and BKC automatic weapons fire, and hitting it with grenades. Resistance sharpshooters also participated in the ambush.

Two Mossad GMCs were destroyed and four Mossad agents aboard them were killed. The three Peshmergah Patrol Safaris were also destroyed, killing the 13 chauvinist agents aboard them. Some local residents reported seeing the Resistance fighters take one Mossad agent and two Peshmergah intelligence officers prisoner, driving them away to an unknown destination.

Resisatnce rocket blows up Black Hawk helicopter over Kirkuk.

Also in Kirkuk, Resistance forces used a C5K rocket to shot down a US Black Hawk Red Cross helicopter in the al-Huwayjah area at about 7am. The helicopter blew up in the sky and parts of the vehicle scattered over the area. At least four US troops are presumed dead in the attack.

Resistance demolishes puppet governorate offices and puppet police station in al-Latifiyah.

The al-Latifiyah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Resistance forces planted high-explosive TNT under the building housing the offices of the governor and the puppet police station in al-Latifiyah and blew them up. The massive blasts totally destroyed both buildings at 6:30am Tuesday morning.

Four Americans killed when Resistance throws back US assault on Hayfa Street, Baghdad.

US forces again tried to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad’s al-Karakh district Tuesday at about 2:30 am. Humvees and 10 Bradley armored vehicles attacked the area, but were repulsed when Resistance forces disabled one of the Humvees, killing four US troops and wounding three others according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

Fighting continues in Defiant Samarra’ as Americans prevent locals from burying their dead.

Although US forces were crowing about having subdued the Iraqi city of Samarra’, bodies of civilians killed by US gunfire continued to lie in the streets, according to local residents. American snipers and US aircraft regularly fire at anything that moves in the streets, preventing the locals from gathering and burying their dead. One man reported seeing a dog eating the body of a woman shot dead by American gunfire.

Despite their claims and the dozens of civilians butchered by the indiscriminate use of America’s high-tech firepower, the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Samarra’ reports that in fact the Resistance continues to control 45 to 50 percent. The reporter acknowledged, though, that as a result of their bloody use of brute force the Americans had managed to take control of most of the important positions in the city.

Early Tuesday morning fierce fighting broke out in Samarra’ between the Resistance and the US aggressors and their Iraqi stooges. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that on Tuesday American F16s and F18s continued their criminal assault on the civilian population, dropping seven container bombs packed with large-size anti-personnel cluster bombs on residential areas.

Eighteen civilians were killed, most of them women and children. Six Resistance fighters were also martyred. Five homes of local people were destroyed, as were several private cars.

Resistance forces continue to pound the rear lines of the US forces in Samarra’ with rockets. Resistance forces in all the smaller towns in the area, including ad-Dulu‘iyah have been contributing to the effort to hit the rear of the US beast as it plods its bloody way through Samarra’.

Resistance sharpshooters have killed 12 US troops in the city and 18 Iraqi puppet soldiers, according to sources in the Iraqi puppet army itself. The Resistance also disabled one Bradley armored vehicle, which was then taken to al-Bakr base. Three Humvees were also knocked out and later taken off to Balad.

Resistance attacks dummy motorcade of Iraqi puppet “prime minister” ‘Allawi.

Iraqi Resistance attackers in three BMWs at about 5pm attacked a motorcade of prominent officials in the US puppet regime. The motorcade was a decoy convoy, a substitute for the puppet so-called prime minister, Iyyad ‘Allawi. A number of officials and persons escorting the convoy were killed according to a security source quoted by Mafkarat al-Islam.

The Resistance attackers left the scene after the attack, but US troops and Iraqi puppet forces launched a massive search.

Action in al-Qa’im.

Resistance forces attacked a US column of 10 supply trucks and four Humvees in al-Qa’im on the Syrian border sparking a battle that lasted from 10:40am until 5pm during which seven US vehicles were destroyed and 28 US troops killed according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam. The ten trucks and their drivers were taken prisoner and led away by the Resistance. The drivers were of Pakistani, Indian, and Philippino nationality.

Resistance forces, meanwhile, pounded the US .quarters in al-Qa’im with repeated bombardments. Sixty 120mm mortar rounds struck the area at 11am. The at 5pm 12 rockets, believed to be Grads, slammed into the base.

Resistance car bomb in Baghdad kills 18 puppet policemen.

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded at 10pm Tuesday evening. A white Opel car was probably used in the attack. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that the blast destroyed five white Land Cruisers and killed 18 puppet policemen and wounded 10 more according to a source in the security service.

Other Resistance highlights from Tuesday.

Four Marines killed in Resistance attack in ar-Ridwaniyah.

Six occupation troops killed in a Resistance bombing in Ba‘qubah.

Resistance Katyusha rocket attack on governorate building in ad-Diwaniyah at 7:45am Tuesday left at least five Polish and/or US occupation troops dead, according to the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

At least four US troops reported killed in Resistance attack in Ba‘qubah.

Two US troops and three puppet policemen were killed in a Baghdad ambush.

Eighteen Iraqi puppet policemen were killed in a Resistance attack on their patrol in al-‘Amiriyah.

At 11:30am Resistance forces ambushed a US supply convoy, killing two foreign truck drivers.

Three US soldiers were killed and two Humvees destroyed in Mosul at 8:45 am.

Five US troops were killed and three Humvees destroyed at noon in Mosul.

Three US troops were killed and one Humvee destroyed in an ambush in al-‘Amiriyah west of Baghdad.

At 9pm an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US patrol on the highway near the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad, destroying one armored GMC.

Resistance forces bombarded the US .quarters in Mosul, Balad, at-Taji, the Republican Palace in Baghdad (known as the “green zone” by the Americans), al-Qa’im.

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Wednesday, 6 October 2004.

Resistance car bomb in al-‘Anah.

An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded early Wednesday afternoon at a base of the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” forces at ‘Anah, north of Baghdad. The American Associated Press (AP) reported that 10 Iraqis were killed and more than 20 injured. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported that the car bomb exploded in front of a puppet “national guard” station as collaborators were lining up to volunteer to fight for the US-installed regime.

US launches offensive on Resistance in al-Yusufiyah.

The American Associated Press (AP) reported that south of Baghdad in the al-Yusufiyah area, more than 3,000 US troops and their Iraqi stooges launched a major operation against the Iraqi Resistance as a part of their strategy of eliminating cities and towns under the control of the Iraqi Resistance.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US had thrown 1,200 troops and some 850 Iraqi puppet soldiers into the al-Yusufiyah campaign.

The operation in al-Yusufiyah in Babil Province follows the effort by the United States to wipe out Resistance in the city of Samarra’. There, US forces unleashed massive firepower to kill large numbers of civilians. Despite American claims to have “retaken” Samarra’, nearly half of the city reportedly remains in Resistance hands.

Apparently along the same lines, US troops launched attacks on al-Fallujah and Madinat as-Sadr in Baghdad on Wednesday, in addition to their new offensive south of the Iraqi capital in al-Yusufiyah.

Despite the mixed results from that bloody operation, US forces and Iraqi puppet “national guardsmen” on Wednesday began sealing off roads leading to Qasir in the al-Yusufiyah area, preventing anyone from entering or leaving, in preparation for a strike on the people of the area. The Americans sent in the “national guard” to storm residents’ houses, and, according to the AP had already succeeded in killing one civilian and wounding 13 others. The Americans and their Iraqi stooges rounded up 160 local people in what a local resident boldly told the AP were “random” arrests.

The AP reported Muhammad Fadil, the 20-year-old owner of a grocery shop as saying, “The US military operation is unjustified and most of the arrests are random and it will increase the hostilities in the area. The Americans want to stop the Resistance, which they call ‘terrorism’ and this is wrong. In fact it is legitimate reaction to the occupation.”

Meanwhile, two Resistance bombs, a car bomb and a roadside bomb, struck bridges in the area, as the Resistance attempted to hinder movement of the aggressor forces in the area. Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the double bombing destroyed four Marine amphibious armored vehicles, killing 45 US troops.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb on al-Qadisiyah bridge on the northern approaches to al-Basrah early Wednesday afternoon killed at least one person and wounded more than 10 others.

Fighting raged in al-Latifiyah in the same region from about 10am until about 2pm and then continued sporadically into the night. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent there wrote that at least 29 US troops and 72 Iraqi puppet forces were killed in that combat. Local observers put the number of Resistance fighters there at about 250.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that the US attempt to encircle al-Yusufiyah and al-Latifiyah was aimed at cutting off the supply line to al-Fallujah, a certain target of the US effort to wipe out centers controlled by the Resistance.

US bombs houses in al-Fallujah.

US aircraft bombed three houses in the al-Mu‘tasim neighborhood of al-Fallujah, according to al-Jazeera satellite TV. All the residences were totally destroyed. The attack came in spite of negotiations currently under way between representatives of the city and agents of the US-installed puppet regime.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 4:30am Wednesday, US forces began indiscriminately firing at al-Fallujah, destroying four houses and damaging three others but killing no one. There were injured, however, and they were taken to hospital. Abu Ghazwan’s family was expecting a US bombardment, so Abu Ghazwan took his wife and four children and slept instead in a clay structure, enabling them to survive the attack.

The correspondent reported that the US bombs were dropped indiscriminately, so they fell in open ground in the as-Sakkah area and in the old al-Haswah area.

US attack on Madinat as-Sadr.

US forces carried out a violent attack on the southeastern entrance to Madinat as-Sadr on Wednesday, al-Jazeera satellite TV reported.

US admits soldier killed in Resistance bombing in ar-Ramadi.

US forces admitted that one of its troops had been killed and seven Iraqis injured in an Iraqi Resistance roadside bombing in ar-Ramadi on Tuesday evening.

Resistance attack kills three Peshmergah Kurdish chauvinist militiamen.

Three members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia were killed and five others wounded in a Resistance drive-by attack west of Ba‘qubah, according to a puppet administrative official in the as-Sa‘diyah area of central Iraq. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported. One Kurdish civilian was also reportedly among the dead. Al-Jazeera described the as-Sa‘diyah area as one that has a large Kurdish population.

Resistance attacks US patrol, killing six probable intelligence agents.

Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb in the path of a US intelligence patrol of two black armored Ford vehicles accompanied by an escort of Humvees in Mosul at 7:25pm Baghdad time Wednesday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the blast destroyed one Humvee, bringing the column to a halt.

Before the Americans could recover from the shock of the blast, Resistance forces struck them with gun and rocket fire from BKCs, RPG7s and C5Ks. Six members of US intelligence were killed aboard the Fords and 14 US troops who were in the escort Humvees.

Five US intelligence officers killed in ambush.

Eye witnesses reported that five US intelligence officers were killed when Resistance rockets hit their patrol of GMC vehicles at 6am Wednesday on the highway to Saddam International Airport.

Resistance shoots down US helicopter west of at-Taji.

Resistance forces fired a C5K at a US Chinook helicopter from the an-Naba‘i base west of at-Taji. At least five Americans are believed killed in the attack that took place at 7am.

Muqtada as-Sadr spokesman: No agreement with “government” has been reached.

A spokesman for Shi‘i religious leader Muqtada as-Sadr denied the insistent claims being made by the US-installed puppet regime in Iraq that as-Sadr had reached a peace agreement with the American-run “government.”

‘Abd al-Hadi ad-Darraji reported that talks were underway with the regime in order to try to come up with a plan for a cease fire. No agreement with the puppet government had yet been concluded, he said, however in a telephone interview on al-Jazeera satellite TV.

The Iraqi al-Faruq Brigades Resistance group pounded the British base in al-Basrah on Tuesday night at 6pm with an advanced version of a rocket they call the Qa‘qa‘ 1, which has a range of 45km, according to the local Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent. The group made an announcement on Wednesday that the Tuesday attack had been the successful test firing of the rocket that they had developed from existing missiles.

Resistance captures drone reconnaissance plane in Baghdad.

Resistance forces in Baghdad shot down a US spy plane over Hayfa Street at 3:15pm Wednesday, prompting the US to send in Bradley armored vehicles and Abrams tanks to search for it. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance took control of the downed drone plane.

Resistance bombardments on Wednesday.

Resistance forces fired bombardments at the US base at as-Suqur south of Baghdad, the Republican Palace in Baghdad (known to the invaders as “the green zone”0, the Equestrian club, the military staff college - both US quarters, the .quarters of the puppet “national guard” and the military academy in ar-Rustamiyah in Baghdad, the base of the Iraqi puppet “rapid deployment forces” in at-Taji, the US base in Balad, the US base in Ba‘qubah, the US .quarters in Kirkuk, the occupation base in al-Hillah, the US base in Balad Ruz, the US base at al-Habbaniyah northwest of al-Fallujah,

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Thursday, 7 October 2004.

Resistance downs two helicopters, kills 25 US special forces troops in Sadr al-Yusufiyah.

Resistance forces shot down two US Apache helicopters in Sadr al-Yusufiyah in clashes that broke out about 6am Thursday. A Chinook helicopter attempted to land 25 US special forces behind Resistance lines but the special troops fell into a trap and all were killed in the hour-long engagement.

Afternoon fighting in al-Yusufiyah, another Apache shot down, 40 US troops said killed.

Resistance forces shot down another US Apache helicopter at 3:30pm Thursday in Nahr al-Qa’id in al-Yusufiyah. Two rockets were fired at the aircraft. The first missed, the second struck the helicopter, blowing it up in the air.

In other action the Resistance destroyed a troop carrier and two Kia cars carrying 10 US troops. In all some 40 US soldiers were killed in the afternoon engagement as well as 14 Iraqi puppet so-called “national guardsmen.”

Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent wrote that the Resistance observed that many of the “national guardsmen” failed to break up and join the fighting. This allowed the Resistance to target them with Grad rockets.

US intelligence vehicle blown up, three killed in al-Yusufiyah.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked an armored sports utility vehicle belonging to the US intelligence services on the highway in al-Yusufiyah. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the attack, which took place at 3:35pm local time left the vehicle destroyed and killed three people aboard.

Fateful battle blunts US offensive in al-Latifiyah. US responds by bombing local homes, killing at least 30 civilians.

US forces on Wednesday evening and through the night into Thursday afternoon mounted a wave of fierce attacks on Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that fighting raged in farm fields where the Resistance takes cover. US forces attempted to encircle the Resistance-held areas, but the Resistance mounted a violent response with all available weapons, including machine guns, mortars, and anti-tank rockets, in a what appears to be a decisive battle.

After US forces backed by puppet troops failed to subdue and capture the Resistance areas, American aircraft took to bombing homes of local residents, killing 10 children, eight women and 12 men, most of them elderly.

A US Apache helicopter on Thursday morning fired on a GMC and a Safari in the al-Karaghul area between al-Latifiyah and al-Yusufiyah, killing 12 Iraqi Resistance fighters, according to the local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam.

Resistance fighters in al-Latifiyah destroyed three Bradley armored vehicles, killing 17 US troops and 22 puppet soldiers.

Resistance car bombing in al-Latifiyah leaves 22 US troops dead.

Resistance forces killed more than 22 US troops and 19 Iraqi puppet so-called “national guardsmen” when a Resistance car bomb exploded under a convoy of the joint forces south of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the Kia Fontera car bomb driven by a martyrdom fighter blew up next to the patrol as a supply convoy was pulling up to a formation of three US armored vehicles.. Sources in the Iraqi “national guard” disclosed the casualty figures to the correspondent, adding that three US armored vehicles were also destroyed.

Samarra’: Resistance downs US helicopter, pounds US troops with rockets.

Resistance forces used a C5K to shoot down a US Cobra helicopter at 7:15am Thursday in the Samarra’ area. The Resistance also pounded the US ring encircling the city with 45 rockets - various types of Grad, Katyushas, rocket-propelled grenades, and a Tariq.

Meanwhile the Samarra’ correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Baghdad witnessed several US Red Cross helicopters ferrying dead and wounded troops into the “green zone” from the battlefield in Samarra’.

The Resistance in Samarra’ destroyed two armored vehicles and six Humvees belonging to the Americans as well as four Nissans belonging to the Iraqi puppet forces in the on-going battles for the city, now divided between the US aggressors and the Resistance.

In the course of the fighting, US aircraft dropped seven container bombs on Samarra’, specifically on the Makishifiyah and ad-Duwar areas of the city. Container bombs each contain thousands of anti-personnel cluster bombs.

Resistance shoots down US F-14 fighter bomber over western Iraq Thursday afternoon.

Resistance forces shot down a US F-14 aircraft that was flying at low altitude over the city of Rawah in western Iraq at 4:45pm Thursday afternoon. Because it passed over the city at low altitude, Resistance fighters were able to score a direct hit on it with a 14.5mm caliber four-barreled Dimitrov.

Resistance counter attacks US attempted attack on al-Qa’im.

A large US force of 25 Bradley armored vehicles and Abrams tanks surrounded the town of ar-Rummanah at 12:30pm Thursday and proceeded to attempt to storm into the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria. The Americans had air support in the form of three Apache helicopters.

Resistance forces planted no fewer than 20 powerful bombs made of Austrian explosive - each weighing 50 - 60 kilogrammes - in their path. These the Resistance detonated one after the other as the Americans advanced. One Abrams tank and two Bradley armored vehicles were destroyed by the bombs, local people reported. Four Abrams and one Bradley were disabled in the blasts.

Resistance fighters opened fire on the Americans after that with RPG7s and SBG9s, destroying one more Bradley and one more Abrams tank. After that an Apache combed the area thoroughly, killing four Resistance fighters and setting two Resistance cars - a BMW and a Toyota Corolla - ablaze.

The Resistance attack lasted 40 minutes and left about 15 Americans dead.

US bombs al-Fallujah wedding, killing 11, wounding 10 people, mostly women in series of attacks on civilian houses.

Eyewitnesses reported to Mafkarat al-Islam that in the 7th of April district of al-Fallujah, US aircraft intensively bombed a local wedding party, killing 11 people, most of them women. Ten others, also mostly women, were wounded in the raid. The bodies were so shredded that it was difficult to distinguish men from women except by the gold jewelry that the women wore.

US aircraft also bombed a private house in al-Fallujah, trapping many civilians under the rubble. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US attack took place at 1:15am Friday morning. US aircraft rocketed a house in central al-Fallujah near the al-Furqan Mosque.

Earlier, at 11:20pm Thursday night, US aircraft savagely bombed the al-‘Askari and ash-Shuhada’ neighborhoods of al-Fallujah with two container bombs each, each one of which holds 2,000 anti-personnel cluster bombs. Meanwhile US artillery pounded the city from the ground for at least three hours during the night.

Action elsewhere in Iraq:

At 6:20am Resistance forces ambushed a US patrol on its way to Samarra’, killing five US soldiers and destroying three fuel tankers.

Resistance forces assassinated a prominent member of the chauvinist Kurdistani Party that collaborates with the US occupation at about 8am Thursday morning in Kirkuk. The Resistance mounted a large-scale attack using RPG7s and BKCs, on a group of three 2003 Landcruisers and a Nissan Patrol Safari near Tuz in Kirkuk, killing the chauvinist party official and 110 of his entourage.

Resistance fighters attacked a US patrol at about 9am in at-Tarimiyah, north of Baghdad, killing six US troops and destroying two Humvees.

At 9:20am Iraqi Resistance forces clashed with US troops in the ash-Shihabi area east of al-Fallujah, killing six Americans and destroying one Humvee, and damaging another. Two Resistance fighters were martyred in the fight.

Seventeen US troops were reported killed when a Resistance bomb went off by their military column Thursday morning west of Baghdad in the Duwaylibah area near al-Fallujah. Resistance fighters then ambushed the survivors, killing the 17 and destroying two tanks and four Humvees.

A Humvee and small armored vehicle were destroyed in the Hur al-Basha area near at-Taji Thursday morning.

Three Resistance bombs exploded as a US supply convoy was passing in the Talul al-Baj area between Bayji and Mosul in northern Iraq, destroying a troop transport vehicle and damaging an armored vehicle.

At 9am Resistance forces attacked an armored GMC belonging to US intelligence agents in Mosul, destroying that car and also a Nissan Patrol Safari belonging to a Kurdish chauvinist party.

At 10am a Resistance bomb in the ash-Shu‘lah district of Baghdad destroyed a passing Humvee and both US troops aboard it.

The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in Abu Ghurayb reported seeing a US Mercedes truck ablaze in that area Thursday morning. No further details were available.

Resistance forces kidnapped three officers in the puppet police Thursday morning in Ba‘qubah.

At 6am, fierce fighting erupted in the Ba‘qubah area that lasted for an hour and a half in which both sides sustained casualties. Three Americans, 11 Iraqi puppet troops, and three Iraqi Resistance fighters were killed.

Resistance forces destroyed an Abrams tank in Duwaybilah.

Resistance forces destroyed a truck and killed its driver in al-Ghazaliyah.

Five US troops and two puppet “nationalguardsmen” were killed in a Resistance attack at 5:05pm in the al-Bu‘ithah area of ad-Durah, south Baghdad.

Resistance forces attacked a US patrol on the outskirts of Baghdad killing at least four at 9:50pm.

A US armored vehicle was disabled in Baghdad’s al-Jihad district.

One US soldier was killed near ar-Rashidiyah.

Seven Americans were killed and one Bradley armored vehicle destroyed in Khan Bani Sa‘d near Ba‘qubah.

Three Iraqi puppet policemen and two puppet “national guardsmen” were killed in a Resistance attack near Ba‘qubah.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired rocket and mortar barrages at the following sites on Thursday:

Resistance forces attacked the US-Iraqi puppet troop “al-Ghazali” base in Mosul at7:15 with three Katyusha rockets.

The Republican Palace compound where the US occupation has its .quarters (known to Americans as the “green zone” was hit by a Tariq rocket at 8am.

Five Katyusha rockets struck the puppet police academy in Baghdad.

Three Katyusha rockets struck the puppet interior ministry at the same time as the rocket attack on the puppet police academy.

Resistance forces in Tikrit bombarded the US base there with six Katyusha rockets at 8am.

The puppet so-called “ministry of petroleum” was attacked by a rocket barrage at 8:30am.

Resistance forces fired about 37 mortar rounds into the US base in Kirkuk at 10:40am.

Resistance forces fired a powerful Tariq rocket at the “green zone” in a second attack at 12:35pm.

Resistance forces struck the US forces in the agricultural area north east of al-Fallujah with a Grad rocket Thursday afternoon.

Resistance fighters fired two powerful Tariq rockets into the US airbase in Ba‘qubah, destroying two US Black Hawk helicopters.

Resistance forces shelled the Polish base in al-Hillah.

Resistance forces fired eight Katyushas at as-Suqur base south of Baghdad.

Resistance forces fired another Taria rocket at the “green zone” at 7pm.

At 7:05pm Resistance forces pounded the US base in Balad with two Tariq rockets equipped with chemical war.s, forcing US troops to evacuate the camp. In a dispatch posted at 10:10pm local time (9:10 Mecca time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent wrote that the Americans had still not returned to the camp.


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Friday, 8 October 2004.

Americans resume attacks on al-Fallujah Friday night.

US forces renewed their bombardment of the city of al-Fallujah Friday night, firing barrages on the industrial zone of the city and the al-‘Askari neighborhood. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US forces shelled the areas with mortars. The al-‘Askari neighborhood alone was struck by more than 25 mortar rounds.

The al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Americans also fired some 50 flare shells, lighting up the area over northern al-Fallujah.

Meanwhile, US troops cut the road linking al-Fallujah to ar-Ramadi.

Two Americans, three Resistance fighters killed in battle near ar-Ramadi.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired twelve 82mm mortar rounds at the US base set up in an Iraqi Presidential Palace at Kilometer 5 west of ar-Ramadi at 2pm Friday afternoon. After the barrage, a US patrol of four Humvees rushed to the area and opened fire on the Resistance fighters. A battle ensued in which three Resistance fighters were martyred and their car set on fire.

Two American troops were also killed and their Humvee destroyed by a RPG7 rocket.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reports that the number of Resistance fighters taking part in the attack apparently was small and that they were evidently inexperienced in battling the US troops, their only aim being to fire the barrage at the base.

Resistance blows up Bayji oil pipeline.

Fire broke out in an oil pipeline near Baghdad on Friday morning. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at exactly 11am, fire broke out on the Bayji oil pipeline. Flames were still coming from the pipeline at the time he filed his report posted at 6:20pm local time (5:20pm Mecca time).

International market prices for oil have risen to a record $53 per barrel as a result of the Iraqi Resistance’s effective campaign to cut off the theft of Iraqi oil by the US occupation regime.

Battle resumes in al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad Friday evening.

Fighting resumed in the al-Latifiyah area 25km south of Baghdad on Friday evening. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Latifiyah reported that the battle broke out at 6:25pm when US forces attempted to raid several houses in the area. Resistance fighters fought back, however, surprising the Americans with a counter attack in which they used RPG7 automatic weapons and C5K and CBG9 rockets as well as 60mm mortars.

The correspondent wrote that the fighting was still raging when he submitted his report, posted at 10:35pm local time (9:35pm Mecca time) Friday night.

Faced with the defiance of the Resistance, the Americans sent in F-16 fighter bombers to bomb the area, destroying four houses and killing five women, three children, and four men, mostly elderly.

The Resistance, for its part destroyed one US Abrams tank and disabled another. The Resistance also blasted apart four military fuel tank trucks and three Nissan pickup trucks belonging to the puppet Iraqi “national guard” that the Americans had stationed in the road to try to block the advance of Resistance reinforcements into the area. A 2-ton Kia belonging to the puppet “national guard” was also destroyed. The US also suffered casualties, but the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent was unable to provide specific figures.

Resistance captures US woman soldier in al-Latifiyah, after killing eight members of an American patrol.

At about 6:30pm Friday evening, Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US patrol of three Bradley armored vehicles and three Humveees in al-Musayyib town near al-Latifiyah. The Resistance destroyed one armored vehicle and disabled a Humvee. Eight men aboard the vehicles were killed. The rest of the patrol fled, leaving behind one US servicewoman whom the Resistance captured and took to an unknown destination.

At 8pm Friday night the Resistance issued statements in al-Latifiyah and al-Yusufiyah carrying the picture of the captive servicewoman, and stating that she is an American of Jewish origin.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported Friday night that the Americans had massed more than 3,000 Marines in the area of al-Yusufiyah and al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad. About 1,500 had actually gone into action in the areas.

The massing of troops in the area is aimed at closing a pincer around al-Fallujah, as can be seen by the US practice of setting up command posts wherever they penetrate into the area. The purpose of the tactic being to secure American lines of supply for when they attack al-Fallujah.

The Resistance, for its part, has massed some 800 men according to Mafkarat al-Islam’s sources, and they have prevented the Americans from fully carrying out their aims.

The battles currently raging in the area are among the largest ever since the American occupation of Baghdad in spring of 2003, in terms of the numbers of forces and the extent of their deployment.

Two US intelligence agents and five American troops killed in Mosul ambush.

Resistance forces attacked a black US intelligence GMC vehicle that was being escorted by Humvees and a Bradley armored vehicle in the at-Tudh area in Mosul at 3:30pm Friday afternoon. Two persons aboard the spy car were killed in the attack in which the Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades, automatic weapons, and BKCs. Two Humvees were also destroyed, killing five Americans aboard them.

Twenty-two helicopter loads of US casualties pour into Baghdad from provinces Friday.

A source employed inside the US occupation .quarters in the Republican Palace in Baghdad, known to the Americans as the “green zone,” told Mafkarat al-Islam on Friday that from early morning until 4pm about 22 US Red Cross Black Hawk helicopters landed near the Ibn Sina Hospital. The helicopters were bringing wave after wave of US dead and injured from various places in Iraq to the occupied capital for shipment home or hospital treatment.

Five Americans died in ambush, US troops kill Iraqi family in revenge.

Three powerful Austrian explosive bombs blew up in the at-Tarimiyah area 25km north of Baghdad, destroying a US Humvee and disabling another. Resistance fighters then opened fire on the members of the patrol on the damaged vehicle with their RPG7s, killing five American soldiers, and causing the remainder of the patrol to panic and flee some 500 meters from the scene of the attack. There the Americans began firing indiscriminately on Iraqi civilians, killing one man, his wife, and their three children after setting their Kia ablaze.

Resistance liquidates puppet officer in Ba‘qubah.

At about noon on Friday Iraqi Resistance forces in Ba‘qubah assassinated an officer in the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” outside his house in the al-Mal‘ab “Playing field” area in the city. Sources reported that the officer was very close to the occupation forces, in particular with regard to providing them information on the Iraqi Resistance.

Resistance throws back nighttime US assault on Hayfa Street.

At 9:10pm Friday night, US forces attempted to storm into Hayfa Street in Baghdad with four Bradley armored vehicles. The Resistance fought back with hand grenades, forcing the Americans to turn back. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reports, however, that the Americans responded by opening fire indiscriminately in the area.

Resistance action across Iraq.

Resistance forces attacked a US supply convoy with CBG9 and C5K rockets at about 7am in the ad-Dulu‘iyah area, destroying one US armored vehicle, a Humvee, and a truck carrying provisions. Ten US troops who were aboard the various vehicles were killed.

Then at about 7:30 also in ad-Dulu‘iyah an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the path of a US column of Abrams tanks, disabling one when its treads were broken.

At about 8am Resistance forces attacked Iraqi puppet troops in Samarra’, destroying two small buildings and two towers in their command post. One puppet officer who tried to put up a fight was killed. The Resistance seized quantities of weapons from the command post.

At about 8am Friday Resistance forces in the al-Jihad area of Baghdad attacked two puppet police cars, killing three puppet policemen and wounding two more.

One American and three Iraqi “national guardsmen” were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in Ba‘qubah at the as-Sa‘diyah gate. A Humvee and a Mitsubishi were disabled by the blast.

Resistance forces attacked a US column of two armored GMCs being escorted by four Humvees in al-Huwayjah north of Baghdad, killing two Americans at about 8am Friday morning.

Resistance forces attacked the US base in the Abu al-‘Ajal area near Tikrit with Katyusha rockets at around 8am, forcing the Americans and puppet troops to pour out of the base where the Resistance then attacked them with BKCs, killing five Iraqi puppet guards and two US troops and destroying a Nissan vehicle and disabling a Humvee at the entrance to the camp.

At about 12 noon two Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah Patrol Safari vehicles were attacked by the Resistance in the al-Huwayjah area, killing three and destroying one of the cars. The other managed to flee.

At least five US troops were killed Friday when the Resistance attacked several of their tanks in the area of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Qa’im reported that the Resistance planted a 250km bomb in the path of the American Abrams tank, totally destroying it near the phosphate works in the city. At least five US troops would have been killed aboard the tank.

Two members of the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah were killed in the at-Tarqat area near Mosul when their convoy of two Land Cruisers and two armored GMCs was attacked by Resistance fighters firing BKCs at 1pm. One GMC was destroyed and one Peshmergah gunman who was wounded in the attack was captured.

Six puppet policemen were killed in a Resistance attack on their patrol of three Land Cruisers in the Khan Bani Sa‘d area south of Ba‘qubah. Two Land Cruisers were destroyed in the attack.

Resistance forces attacked a Polish aggressor patrol made up of two Jeeps and three Mitsubishi pickup trucks belonging to the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the as-Suwayrah area at 4:30pm Friday afternoon. The Resistance fired rocket-propelled grenades and BKCs, destroying two Jeeps and killing three Poles. Two pickups were also destroyed, killing five Iraqi puppet “national guardsmen.” Witnesses reported that a puppet officer in the “national guard” was captured.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US column of four Bradley armored vehicles east of al-Qa’im on the Syrian border at 6:10pm, damaging one vehicle.

Resistance forces at 6:45pm Friday attacked a US patrol of two Bradley armored vehicles under the Abu Munaysir Bridge near the village of adh-Dhahab al-Abyad in the Abu Ghurayb area, disabling one Bradley by cutting its tread.

At 10:35pm Resistance forces firing rocket-propelled grenades attacked a US supply convoy made up of six civilian trucks near al-Ghazaliyah. Two trucks were destroyed and their drivers, who are believed to have been Asians, were killed.

At 10:45pm Friday violent battles erupted between the Resistance and the puppet “national guard” in the area of a command post at the ad-Dulu‘iyah Bridge. One Humvee and two Mitsubishi pickup trucks belonging to the puppet “guard” were destroyed.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the road to Saddam International Airport near the al-Jihad neighborhood of Baghdad, disabling a US Bradley armored vehicle.

At 11:10pm the Resistance attacked a US patrol made up of four Humvees at the southern entrance to Mosul, destroying one vehicle. Eyewitnesses reported that at least one American was killed in the attack because a body was seen thrown eight meters through the air. It is unknown whether the rest of the US soldiers were killed or wounded.

Iraqi Resistance forces bombarded numerous US and Iraqi puppet facilities on Friday.

At 6am, Resistance forces fired a powerful Tariq rocket at the Republican Palace in Baghdad, .quarters of the US occupation, known to the invaders as “the green zone.”

At about 6am the governorate office building in Mosul was struck by five 60mm mortar rounds.

Resistance forces fired more than 45 small Katyusha rockets at the US base in at-Taji, north of Baghdad at about 7am, sowing panic among the US personnel in the facility and forcing them and their Iraqi stooges to flee out of the camp.

Two powerful Grad rockets slammed into the US base in Samarra’ at about 8am Friday morning.

At 9am the US base north of Mosul was struck by eight large Katyusha rockets.

Then at 11am three more Grad rockets struck the US base in Samarra’.

Resistance forces fired three powerful Grad rockets into the US base at the ash-Shuhada’ Bridge in al-Yusufiyah, 20km south of Baghdad at 11am, after which US troops deployed around the base.

Resistance forces fired four Katyushas at the US base in Balad Ruz, in the Ba‘qubah area at 12 noon Friday.

The US base in the Ba‘shiqah area near Mosul was hit at about 12 noon by five Katyusha rockets.

Resistance forces bombarded the Italian aggressor base in Suq ash-Shuyukh in an-Nasiriyah Province with three powerful Tariq rockets at about 7pm Friday evening. The an-Nasiriyah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the barrage sent the Italians into a panic. They raced out of the base and spread out around it, in fear that the barrage of the base might continue.

At 7pm Resistance forces fired four small Katyusha rockets into the as-Suqur US base south of Baghdad.

At 7pm Resistance forces fired a Grad rocket at the US base in Saddam International Airport southwest of Baghdad, there was so much black smoke after the attack that people could see it clearly despite the gathering night.

At 7pm the Iraqi Resistance fired four Katyusha rockets into the US al-Ghazlani base in Mosul.

The Resistance fired eighteen 82mm mortar rounds into the US base at Abu Ghurayb at 8pm Friday night.

At 8pm Friday Resistance forces fired two Congress rockets into the .quarters of the US central command in at-Tallah.

Resistance forces struck the US airbase at al-Muthanna in Baghdad with nine 82mm mortar rounds at 8:30pm Friday, setting off warning sirens in the facility.

Resistance forces pounded the joint US-puppet base in at-Taji north of Baghdad with two powerful Tariq rockets at about 9pm.

At 9:55pm Resistance forces bombarded the US bases in ad-Duwaylibah and al-Yusufiyah with more than 24 Katyusha rockets.

At 9:45pm Friday night the Resistance fired five C5K rockets at the puppet so-called interior ministry building in Baghdad.

At 10pm Friday night Resistance forces struck the US base in the military academy in Baghdad’s ar-Rustamiyah district with five Katyusha rockets.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Basrah reported that the al-Faruq Brigades at 10pm Friday night struck the .quarters of the British occupation troops in the al-Jubaylah area with three Grad rockets.

At 10:20pm the Resistance struck the US so-called “green zone” .quarters with a type of Katyusha rocket.

NATO approves plan to send 300 troops to train Iraqi puppet forces on behalf of USA.

The US-controlled NATO alliance agreed on a plan on Friday to send 300 military trainers to occupied Iraq, but did not publicly announce a date for the start of that mission. A NATO official did say, however, that the trainers would leave for occupied Iraq before the sham “election” rigged up by the American occupation administration is to be held in January 2005. NATO ministers also agreed in their meeting in Brussels on the establishment of a training academy for Iraqi puppet troops, according to a report on the meeting carried by al-Jazeera satellite TV.

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posted on Oct, 9 2004 @ 09:02 AM
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U.S dead soldiers=320

Humvees destroyed and disabled=27
Bradley fighting vehicles.............=11
Amphibious destroyed or disabled=4
Armoured troop carriers...............=8
Abrams main battle tank.............=4
Other vehicles of unknown spec....=8
Blackhawk helicopters destroyed...=3
Chinook helicopter......................=1
Apache helicopters......................=2
Cobra helicopter gunship.............=1
F-14 fighter bomber jet...............=1

All this in just 3 days fighting. You have to decide whether it is pure Propaganda or reflect the reality in Iraq. Of course, it is difficult to believe that 320 U.S dead in 3 days fighting.



posted on Oct, 9 2004 @ 09:19 AM
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Truth is first casualty of war. You need to search for it, since most of them are cleverly covered or hidden.

So therefore both sides have had their fair share of casualties
We spin the BS......they spin the BS....we are all up to our necks in each others BS.



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Tuesday, 12 October 2004.

US suffers second biggest defeat in Iraq. 80 percent of American forces withdraw from al-Latifiyah - al-Yusufiyah area south of Baghdad after failed offensive.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that under heavy blows from the Iraqi Resistance, US forces on Tuesday completed their withdrawal of 80 percent of their Marine forces from the al-Latifiyah - al-Yusufiyah area, leaving only 500 Marines there.

The pull-back began on Monday evening, and involved withdrawing the troops to three positions. One group withdrew to the US base at Saddam International Airport. Another part of the US force pulled back to the Polish-American base in al-Hillah. The remainder retreated to the US base in the agricultural area northeast of al-Fallujah.

US forces reportedly sustained heavy casualties in the course of their offensive south of Baghdad over the last few days, in particular in incidents like that where a 6-meter Ra‘d missile blasted into an American camp on Sunday night.

The aim of the US offensive on al-Latifiyah and al-Yusufiyah was to destroy the Resistance forces that could encircle American troops when they launch their planned offensive against the defiant city of al-Fallujah. During the American siege of al-Fallujah in spring 2004, the Resistance struck at the rear of the attacking Americans’ lines from four directions - al-Latifiyah, al-Yusufiyah, Samarra’, and Abu Ghurayb. Using massive high-tech firepower and at the cost of heavy civilian casualties, US forces last week managed to take almost half of Samarra’ out of Resistance hands. The Resistance, however, continues to pound the US occupation forces and their stooges from positions ringing Samarra’, denying the invaders a victory there too.

Resistance cuts road shutting off fuel supplies to US forces in al-Latifiyah area, as Americans devise propaganda campaign.

Iraqi Resistance forces in al-Latifiyah have cut the road to the petroleum production station used by fuel tankers that supply the US forces in the area. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that five fuel tank trucks, three belonging to the US military and two owned by the puppet so-called “ministry of petroleum” were destroyed in a Resistance attack.

Meanwhile the correspondent has learned of an effort by the US military to use Iraqi fuel trucks to transport fuel to the US military. That way, when the Resistance attacks the trucks, the American side can claim falsely that the Resistance is trying to cut off fuel from the Iraqi people. The correspondent wrote that it is likely that satellite news networks might pick up that manufactured American story and try to gain propaganda points with it.

Two foreign truck drivers killed trying to deliver fuel to US military occupation.

Two foreign truck drivers were killed when three fuel tank trucks were destroyed in a Resistance attack in al-Latifiyah, 25km south of Baghdad. After loading up with fuel in the al-Yusufiyah refinery, the truck convoy was ambushed at about 7pm Tuesday evening on the highway in al-Latifiyah by Resistance fighters firing RPG7s and BKCs. Three white “civilian” Mercedes Ektrus tankers were destroyed.

Resistance pounds US base in al-Yusufiyah.

Iraqi Resistance forces on two occasions attacked the US command .quarters in al-Yusufiyah south of Baghdad, formerly a weapons storehouse of the Iraqi Army. At about 6pm the Resistance hit the US .quarters with Katyusha rockets. Then at 9pm rockets, probably powerful Grads, slammed into the base.

Resistance ambushes US column of GMCs and Humvees near al-Yusufiyah.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a US column of two GMCs escorted by three Humvees south of Baghdad at 10:50pm Tuesday night on the highway near al-Yusufiyah. The Resistance fired BKCs and RPG7 rockets, destroying one of the two white cars.

Bombardments, Resistance action in al-Fallujah area.

Six Americans killed, five wounded in midnight bombing near as-Saqlawiyah.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported eye witnesses as saying that 11 US troops were killed or wounded when Resistance forces detonated three powerful Austrian explosive bombs as a US patrol of Humvees was passing by the eastern approaches to the city of as-Saqlawiyah around midnight Monday-Tuesday, northwest of al-Fallujah. Local residents say they saw six bodies of US soldiers and five wounded Americans after the blast.

US bombards southern and eastern al-Fallujah Tuesday evening.

In a dispatch posted at 6:15pm local time (5:15pm Mecca time) Tuesday, the al-Fallujah correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US was at that moment bombarding the southern and eastern parts of the city. The industrial zone and the neighborhoods of ash-Shuhada’ and al-‘Askari were being pounded by mortars and artillery fire from tanks.

Civilians killed in US bombings of neighborhoods in al-Fallujah.

US forces at dawn on Tuesday attacked the al-‘Askari neighborhood in al-Fallujah, destroying four houses and killing four children from 11 to 15 years of age.

Also at dawn the US bombed a restaurant in the an-Nazal neighborhood of al-Fallujah. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported that the American strike destroyed the two-story restaurant. At that early hour only four employees were in the establishment. One came out, but three were still under the rubble, their fates unknown when the correspondent filed his report posted at 11:40am local time (10:40am Mecca time).

American tanks kill five Iraqi civilians, wound four others when they shell cars on the highway near al-Fallujah.

Five Iraqi civilians were killed and four others injured when US tanks opened fire on Iraqi civilian cars in the al-Fallujah area Tuesday evening. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in al-Fallujah reported that the US tanks aimed at several cars on the highway east of al-Falllujah, destroying three - one Kia, a GMC, and a small Supervan.

Baghdad.

US raids al-Karakh district in Baghdad, arrests civilians, including children.

The al-Karakh district of Baghdad awoke Tuesday to find US forces storming in with 15 Bradley armored vehicles and about 100 men supported by two Apache helicopters. The al-Karakh correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US troops entered the area at about 5:30am local time and rounded up 25 local Iraqis including a number of children. All those arrested were civilians, the correspondent stressed, none having any connection to the Resistance.

When US forces set out to leave al-Karakh at about 7:30am, Resistance fighters attacked them with C5K rockets, disabling one Bradley armored vehicle. No word on US casualties was available.

Resistance shakes “green zone” with powerful Grad rockets.

Iraqi Resistance forces at 8:25am Tuesday morning fired two powerful Grad rockets at the Republican Palace in Baghdad - called the “green zone” by the invaders and used by the Americans as the .quarters of the occupation of Iraq.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the first rocket struck near the .quarters of the US command inside the “green zone.” Informants report that the blast inflicted casualties in dead and wounded.

The second rocket slammed into the taxi stand for the ar-Rashid Hotel, also within the top security “green zone” and reserved for agents and servitors of the occupation. The blast destroyed several Humvees and “civilian” vehicles belonging to the CIA. Black smoke could be seen rising from the blast site, proving that vehicles had sustained direct hits.

The “green zone” is the target of daily bombardments by the Iraqi Resistance.

Resistance bomb kills four puppet Iraqi “national guardsmen” in Baghdad.

At 8:30am local time, an Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol as it was passing along Palestine Street in Baghdad. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the bomb destroyed a Nissan pickup belonging to the puppet “national guard,” and killed four of the “guardsmen” and wounded three others.

Seven US troops killed in an-Nahrawan near Baghdad.

Iraqi Resistance forces firing RPG7s attacked a US military column consisting of five Humvees in the an-Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that the attack took place at about 4pm local time and resulted in the destruction of two Humvees and the death of seven US troops who were aboard them.

For their part, the US aggressors set a Honda car belonging to the Resistance ablaze, but the vehicle was empty at the time it was hit.

Three US troops killed in Resistance attack in as-Sayyidiyah section of Baghdad.

At least three US troops were killed in fierce battles that raged in as-Sayyidiyah in southern Baghdad. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting took place near the al-Walid Works where a column of three US Humvees and a Bradley armored vehicle battled a Resistance unit firing RPG7 rockets and BKC automatic weapons.

The fighting lasted for about 15 minutes from about 7:30pm until about 7:45pm. THE Bradley was disabled in the Resistance attack that also killed the three men.

US troops responded to the attack by firing indiscriminately, killing three civilians, one of them a man who happened to be walking past the area at the time, the other two in a white car.

Two American soldiers killed in Tuesday morning ambush.

Two US troops were killed when a Resistance bomb exploded under their Humvee and disabled it on the highway south of Baghdad Tuesday morning.

Two Americans killed in Tuesday evening ambush in Baghdad.

Two US troops were killed and their Humvee destroyed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under their their patrol near the Ibn Taymiyah Mosque in central Baghdad’s al-Qadisiyah district at 6pm Tuesday evening.

One American killed, three injured in ambush in ad-Durah Tuesday night.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb made of Austrian explosive blew up under a US patrol made up of three Humvees in ad-Durah in southern Baghdad at 9:45pm Tuesday night, killing one American soldier and wounding three others, in addition to disabling a Humvee.

US forces raided mosques in various districts of Baghdad, seizing weapons intended for protection of the mosques and arresting religious leaders. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that more than 12 mosques were raided by the Americans. Numerous imams and mosque guards were arrested. Weapons that were officially licensed by the US puppet regime for protection of the places of worship were seized by the aggressor troops.

Four US troops killed in at-Tarimiyah.

Four US troops were killed in the al-Mashahid area of at-Tarimiyah area near Baghdad when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded under a US patrol of four Humvees and two Bradley armored vehicles at 7:25pm. The bomb went off under the lead car in the convoy, disabling it, at which time the Resistance fighters opened up with RPG7 and SPG9 rockets destroying one other Humvee and disabling another and killing the four troops.

Bomb targets US armored vehicles in al-Ghazaliyah area.

Iraqi Resistance fighters detonated bombs they had plated on the road from al-Ghazaliyah to Abu Ghurayb near the ‘Aqr Kuk area at 10:30pm when two Bradley armored vehicles were passing. The blast broke the tread of one of the vehicles.

Resistance ambush targets US, puppet police in al-Ghazaliyah.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet police patrol in the al-Ghazaliyah area, disabling one US Humvee and destroying a Land Cruiser belonging to the puppet police at 11:25pm Tuesday.

Resistance protects Iraq’s Oil Resources.

Blows up northern Iraqi oil pipeline.

Iraqi Resistance forces blew up four bombs on a major oil pipeline in the northern Iraqi an-Niba‘i area, setting the pipeline ablaze and cutting off oil shipments.

On Friday, Resistance forces blew up the oil pipeline in the Bayji area.

The Resistance campaign against the oil pipelines is part of an effort to prevent the US invaders from reaping profits from the plunder of Iraqi oil.

Ba‘qubah.

Seven US troops die in Resistance ambush of supply convoy in Ba‘qubah.

Iraqi Resistance forces in Ba‘qubah attacked a US supply convoy of trucks escorted by four Humvees and an armored vehicle. First a Resistance bomb blew up under the convoy, then Resistance fighters attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and BKC automatic weapons. Two Humvees were destroyed and seven US troops aboard them killed. Two Resistance fighters died as martyrs in the battle when American soldiers fired at them with a machine gun.

One US soldier killed in Resistance bombing in Ba‘qubah Tuesday morning.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb went off under a US column of four Humvees near Ba‘qubah at about 7am Tuesday, killing one US soldier and disabling a Humvee.

Resistance attacks US column at Balad Ruz near Ba‘qubah.

Resistance fighters detonated a powerful Austrian explosive under a US column of three Bradley armored vehicles in the Balad Ruz area near Ba‘qubah, disabling one of the Bradleys. About 15 minutes after the attack two US fighter planes came in to provide air cover for the remainder of the column.

Resistance ambushes US column Tuesday evening.

Iraqi Resistance forces ambushed a group of US forces at 7:25pm Tuesday in the Khan Bani Sa‘d area near Ba‘qubah, disabling one American armored vehicle. No details on US casualties were available.

The Samarra’ front.

Resistance ambushes US-Iraqi stooge patrol near ad-Dulu‘iyah.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint US-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol near the ad-Dulu‘iyah Bridge, 100km north of Baghdad.

The patrol, consisting of three Mitsubishi cars belonging to the puppet forces and two Humvees as well as an American armored vehicle, ran over a Resistance bomb at 7pm Tuesday evening. Then Resistance fighters attacked the patrol firing RPG7 rockets, destroying two Mitsubishis and killing seven puppet “national guardsmen.”

The Americans, meanwhile, had fled from the scene of the attack leaving their Iraqi stooges to their fate. A half an hour later, another American patrol arrived to collect the bodies.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent noted that whenever there are engagements in which both Americans and Iraqi puppet troops are killed the Americans typically pick up only the American bodies, leaving the corpses of the Iraqi puppet troops for Iraqi puppet troop patrols to pick up. Similarly American wounded are taken to the Ibn Sina Hospital in the high-security “green zone,” while the Iraqi casualties go to more humble hospitals outside the closed American zone.

Bomb disables US vehicle.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb blew up under a US column of four vehicles on the road between ad-Dulu‘iyah and Samarra’, disabling one armored vehicle.

Fighting rages on Hit front as Resistance traps US forces.

In a dispatch posted at 6:30pm Mecca time (7:30pm local time) the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Hit reported that clashes still continued at that hour in the area of Hit and al-Hadithah, but that the intensity of fighting was less at that hour than it had been earlier in the day and the previous night.

Resistance forces succeeded in surprising and completely encircling US troops for 24 hours in the ash-Shatt (“Riverbank”) area in Hit, and extremely fierce fighting raged in that area in which river gunboats took part. The Americans remained besieged in that part of town until US F-16s came in and broke the encirclement by dropping large-size container bombs each full of anti-personnel cluster bombs.

The large-size container is the equivalent of 16 regular container bombs, each releasing 3,000 cluster bombs. Thus a total of 40,000 cluster bombs were dropped on Hit as US forces sought to escape their encirclement. Not surprisingly, the targets of the unguided cluster bombs included civilians. Between 25 and 28 Iraqi private homes were destroyed Monday night and Tuesday in the course of the savage US bombing.

Forty US Marines were killed in the battle. Twenty-five Resistance fighters were killed and 50 unarmed Iraqi civilians died, according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city. The Resistance destroyed eight Humvees, five Bradley armored vehicles, and four Abrams tanks.

At the moment he wrote his report, the correspondent wrote that Resistance fighters were continuing their attacks on the fleeing Americans, striking their rear lines in al-Hadithah.

Four CIA officers, six Marines captured amidst fierce fighting in Hit.

Four members of the CIA and six US Marines were taken prisoner by the Iraqi Resistance in Hit in ar-Ramadi Province Tuesday morning according to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Hit. The correspondent described fighting in the city as “extremely intense,” noting that the Resistance had established its control of the city on Sunday and remained in control Tuesday.

The correspondent noted that the Resistance does not always try to seize and maintain control of cities and towns regardless of consequences because the Americans then often unleash all their high-tech weapons on the city and inflict tremendous death and destruction on the civilian population. The invaders used that tactic in Samarra’ and before that in Tal‘afar in the north of the country. At times, however, the Resistance does hold a city in order to demonstrate its power to recover cities from the US forces whenever they want to. This has been demonstrated repeatedly in the cities of ar-Ramadi Province, and in al-Latifiyah, al-Yusufiyah, Samarra’, and Ba‘qubah. And it has now again been demonstrated in Hit.

Fighting continued into the night late Monday in Hit.

In a dispatch posted after midnight Tuesday morning, the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that fierce fighting lasted late into Monday night in the western Iraqi city of Hit, having begun early Monday morning. US F-16 fighter bombers attacked a mosque in the city, burning the building to the ground.

Action on the Syrian-Iraqi border in al-Qa’im region.

Resistance attacks Monday in al-Qa’im target puppet “national guard” bases.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked various camps of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the city of al-Qa’im on the border with Syria Monday morning. Two attacks on the “national guard” were mounted. Then in a third four US Humvees attacked an American camp and the US troops opened fire with their automatic weapons, killing members of the “national guard” in the camp. One wounded man reported that Resistance fighters had infiltrated the camp and began firing weapons, another reported that four Humvees entered the camp and opened fire with BKCs. US forces have accused the “national guard” forces that the Americans themselves recruited and trained of working for the Iraqi Resistance in Karbala’ and al-Qa’im and elsewhere in the country. The attacks on the bases Monday left 13 “national guardsmen” dead and four others wounded.

Resistance downs three drones, one helicopter in western Iraq.

Iraqi Resistance forces on Tuesday shot down three unmanned drone reconnaissance aircraft and one US helicopter in western Iraq.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Qa’im reported that a Chinook helicopter was attacked by Resistance fighters firing two C5K rockets in the ar-Rabt area near al-Qa’im on the Syrian border.

One pilotless reconnaissance airplane was shot down by a sharp shooter at the crossroads to the city of ‘Anah, 260km west of Baghdad.

Rocket-propelled grenades took down the other two drone aircraft in the Hadithah area west of Baghdad.

The drone reconnaissance aircraft is about 75cm to 80cm long and has a wingspan of 1 meter. It is powered by two small propellers and has three cameras in its nose cone.

At least Thirteen US troops killed in fighting near al-Qa’im Tuesday.

Extremely fierce fighting raged in the area of ar-Rummanah and in the vicinity of the Phosphate plant starting at 7:15am Tuesday and lasting until 9:15. The clashes resumed then at 2pm afternoon. After dying down for a time, fighting again broke out at 5:20pm and was still under way when the correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam filed his report posted at 1:18am Wednesday morning local time (12:18am Wednesday Mecca time).

In the course of the fighting the Resistance killed 13 US Marines, destroying completely the troop carriers in which they were riding. Five US Marines were also wounded in the attacks. Four Humvees, two armored vehicles were also destroyed with an estimated minimum of 10 soldiers aboard those as well.

The Resistance used powerful bombs of Austrian explosive to destroy the troop carriers. Anti-personnel RPG7 rockets “al-Mihdad” and BKCs were used as well.

Three Resistance fighters were killed in the fighting. It is believed that some 60 Resistance fighters were taking part in the battle.

Morning attacks in Kirkuk.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a convoy of civilian fuel tank trucks carrying supplies to the US military in the al-Huwyajah area west of Kirkuk at about 9:30am Tuesday morning. Several bombs were detonated under the fuel tankers, destroying one and killing its driver, believed to be a foreigner.

The Resistance detonated a bomb under an Abrams tank at about 10am in the al-Huwyajah area west of Kirkuk.

Action in Mosul area.

Eight American troops were killed when the Iraqi Resistance fought a fierce battle with US forces at about 9pm Tuesday night in the al-Qayyarah area south of Mosul. A column of three US armored vehicles and two Humvees battled the Resistance for 35 minutes. Two armored vehicles were destroyed and eight Americans killed. Two US Apache helicopters arrived to provide air support for the Americans. One of the Apaches fired a rocket at a Toyota Corolla killing one Resistance fighter.

Four Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah gunmen were killed when an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded in the Hamam al-‘Alil area of Mosul unde their patrol made up of a Land Cruiser and a Patrol Safari. One of the vehicles was destroyed.

Three US soldiers were killed when a Resistance bomb exploded under their column of three Humvees, two armored vehicles, and two military fuel tankers at 7:20pm in Mosul. After the bomb went off the Resistance attacked with RPG7s, disabling one armored vehicle and two tankers.

Resistance hits Polish aggressor forces.

Three Poles, four puppet soldiers killed south of Baghdad in Resistance ambush.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked a joint Polish-Iraqi puppet “national guard” patrol in as-Suwayriyah south of Baghdad, killing three Polish aggressor soldiers.

Mafkarat al-Islam’s correspondent reported that the Resistance detonated two bombs that destroyed the Polish vehicle in which the three Polish soldiers were riding. In addition a green Mitsubishi belonging to the puppet troops was also set ablaze, killing four puppet “national guardsmen.”

Resistance bombards Polish positions late Monday in al-Hillah and south of Baghdad, as two Poles die in combat.

At least two Polish soldiers were killed in a Resistance attack on a Polish patrol between al-Hillah and an-Najaf. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area reported that at 4pm Monday the Polish patrol of three armored GMC vehicles ran over Resistance bombs, destroying one of the vehicles, and killing at least two Polish soldiers.

Iraqi Resistance forces attacked Polish aggressor forces in al-Hillah and their “grain silo” in Baghdad on Monday.

At 3pm Monday the resistance fired one Tariq rocket at the Polish position in al-Hillah. Also on Monday the Poles completed their evacuation from al-Hillah, setting up instead in ad-Diwaniyah, leaving only a few military detachments in their earlier base.

The Resistance fired four Katyusha rockets at their “grain silo” position at 11pm Monday night. The name Grain Silo is simply a place name for a location where grain was formerly stored.

Resistance bombards puppet “national guard” base in al-Hillah.

A base of the puppet so-called “Iraqi national guard” in the city of al-Hillah, 100km south of Baghdad, was struck by a powerful Tariq rocket at about 7pm.

Al-Basrah.

A member of British intelligence was killed on the road to al-Barradi‘i and Abu al-Khasib in al-Basrah Province when a bomb exploded under his 2002 Landrover at 12:15pm Tuesday afternoon.

Two officers in the collaborationist Shi‘i chauvinist Badr Brigades militia were killed by the Resistance in al-Basrah at 12:30pm Tuesday as they were coming out of the Badr Brigade office in the city. The local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the two held the rank of Lieutenant and First Lieutenant. On the same day the Jaysh al-Mahdi in al-Basrah announced that it was laying down arms.

Elsewhere in Iraq . . .

Resistance organization executes Iraqi spy who worked for the US invaders.

The Jaysh Ansar as-Sunnah Iraqi Resistance organization announced on Tuesday that it had executed an Iraqi who had been serving the US Army as a spy on the Iraqi Resistance. The Jaysh Ansar as-Sunnah announced on its internet website that the Iraqi citizen was butchered for espionage on behalf of the American forces. Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported the announcement.

Jaysh al-Mahdi trucks flock to Baghdad to take advantage of US money-for-guns program.

The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported on Tuesday that dozens of cars took to the roads from an-Najaf, ad-Diwaniyah, and an-Nasiriyah - cites in the south of Iraq - .ing towards the so-called “Madinat as-Sadr” neighborhood of Baghdad. The cars, belonging to the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia, were transporting weapons to be sold to the US occupation forces in compliance with the peace agreement reached between representatives of Muqtada as-Sadr and the occupation.

Some 16 trucks showed up laden with weapons at the al-Jaza’ir puppet police station ready to deliver their cargoes. A US officer together with various puppet troops supervised the money-for-guns operation in the al-Hadithah puppet police station in the so-called “Madinat as-Sadr” district of Baghdad. The puppet troops would make an accounting of the weapons and then give a pass to the driver of the truck to go inside the station and receive payment.

Bombardments throughout Iraq on Tuesday.

The US camp near al-Yusufiyah came under Resistance bombardment at about 7am Tuesday, when sixteen 120mm mortar rounds blasted into the facility.

The Resistance attacked the US base in the military academy in ar-Rustamiyah in southeastern Baghdad with 12 Katyusha rockets at 7am.

Resistance forces bombarded the Arab Equestrian Club with a powerful Tariq rocket at about 8am Tuesday morning. The Arab Equestrian Club lies adjacent to Saddam International Airport and occupied and used by the Americans as a military camp by them together with the Iraqi puppet so-called “national guard” and the Kurdish chauvinist Peshmergah militia.

Resistance forces bombarded Saddam International Airport outside Baghdad at about 9am Tuesday morning with four Grad rockets.

The Iraqi Resistance bombarded the puppet so-called “Iraqi interior ministry” with four 120mm mortar rounds at 9am Tuesday morning.

The US al-Ghazlani camp in Mosul was struck by a powerful Grad missile Tuesday morning.

Iraqi Resistance forces fired two rockets at the US consulate in al-Basrah at about 10:30am Tuesday morning local time. Three guards of the building were wounded.

The so-called “green zone” was attacked at about 4pm Tuesday by three Katyusha rockets. Smoke could be seen rising from the area.

At about 4pm Tuesday a massive explosion shook the Japanese base in as-Samawah when two Grad rockets crashed into the base. After the blast Japanese aggressor troops came out and deployed in the surrounding area, panicked by the attack. Japanese commanders implored the tribal chiefs in the area to provide protection to their troops, against long-range attacks, promising large sums of money in return.

The puppet so-called “Iraqi foreign ministry” was struck by a Katyusha rocket at 5pm Tuesday afternoon local time.

Resistance forces fired two Grad rockets at the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad at 5pm. Thick smoke covered the base after the attack and two Apache helicopters took off to search for signs of the Resistance attackers.

At 6:30pm Resistance forces bombarded the joint US-Iraqi “rapid deployment force” base with five 120mm mortar rounds.

At 8pm the Resistance fired a Katyusha rocket into the so-called “green zone” in Baghdad. It is believed that the rocket struck the British embassy in the compound. Warning sirens sounded and black smoke rose into the sky after the attack.

Shortly before 9pm the Resistance fired nine 82mm mortar rounds into the US airbase in al-Muthanna in Baghdad.

At 10pm the Resistance fired four Katyusha rockets into the puppet military academy in ar-Rustamiyah, southeastern Baghdad.

At 11:15pm Resistance forces fired twelve 82mm mortar rounds into the al-Muthanna airbase from the Northern Gate area. The shells were apparently aimed at barracks occupied by the US troops in the compound. Warning sirens sounded as smoke rose into the sky after the barrage.

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posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by Zero Point



Truth is first casualty of war. You need to search for it, since most of them are cleverly covered or hidden.

So therefore both sides have had their fair share of casualties
We spin the BS......they spin the BS....we are all up to our necks in each others BS.


ditto. to an extent.

there is also the distinct possibility since the "Iraqi Resistance" has no one to account to for their actions, their dead, their kills, etc. that they could easily be lying to make it sound as if the resistance is much larger than it is- thus trying to create some apprehension on the part of the coalition forces.



posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 02:22 PM
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Sorry,

I don’t believe one word of what zcheng is spewing here. 320 soldiers in three days is a roughly a COMPANY of soldiers. We couldn’t support those size losses for any length of time. That’s basically 3200 soldiers plus a ton of armor each month. It’s more than the entire Vietnam war’s death rate(around 32K right?). We would certainly hear more about this is western media, French media if nothing else.

I have relatives in the Army and have served as a soldier myself. Everyone I know (Army and Marines) tells me we are wiping the floor with these scumbag Arab fighters. We are only withdrawing to prevent more widespread civilian casualties / rest the troops.

We have seen time and again how much Arab propaganda props up these truly cowardly and inept Arab fighting forces. Are we to believe that these guys have suddenly become expert guerilla warriors while our troops have turned into the keystone cops? Not likely.

I think we’ll see high levels of resistance in a few cities for the next 6-12 months then things will die down.

Oh, as for soldiers that file for VA benefits vs. casualties. Even in peacetime a LOT of soldiers tend to file with no relation to battle injuries. We had 6 guys in my battalion have to file medicals because of shin splints in just 8 months. Lots of injuries occur all the time (it’s a rough profession folks) and if it’s chronic / serious you can apply for VA benefits.

Heck, I could probably get VA benefits for my poor eyesight (worked on PATRIOT missile systems..LOTS of scope time). So tracking benefit filings is not an accurate way to judge causality rates.



posted on Oct, 13 2004 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by fledgling666
there is also the distinct possibility since the "Iraqi Resistance" has no one to account to for their actions, their dead, their kills, etc. that they could easily be lying to make it sound as if the resistance is much larger than it is- thus trying to create some apprehension on the part of the coalition forces.



What about the following about fights in Hit:


Forty US Marines were killed in the battle. Twenty-five Resistance fighters were killed and 50 unarmed Iraqi civilians died, according to the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in the city. The Resistance destroyed eight Humvees, five Bradley armored vehicles, and four Abrams tanks.


The Resistance is reporting their own losses candidly.




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