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Islamic Website Warns Iraqis To Stay Home Wednesday.

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posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 08:44 PM
In a posting that appeared today on a as to yet unmentioned Islamic website, Iraqi civilians were warned to stay home or otherwise they would be putting their lives in danger. The statement was made in the name of at least eight known militant groups active within Iraq. The site also claimed a unified Islamic resistance would increase operations against the American enemy. In addition to the site warning, insurgents handed out leaflets in the city of Tikrit cautioning shopkeepers to keep their doors closed to protest the invasion of Fallujah.


The statement, in the name of eight known militant groups, said the unified ''Islamic resistance'' would step up operations against the ''American enemy'' in retaliation for the U.S.-led attack on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

The statement urged Iraqis to stay at home Wednesday ''to avoid putting their lives in danger.''

In Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, insurgents distributed leaflets warning shopkeepers to close their stores indefinitely starting Wednesday to protest the attack on Fallujah.

Some families said they would keep their children away from school Wednesday because of the insurgent threat.

The Boston Globe

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It will be interesting to see the nature of the operations the insurgents claim that are going to take place tomorrow. This warning will be a very good litmus test for the actual strength of the insurgents in Iraq. We will have to wait and see are whether or not the insurgents are capable of launching any form of coordinated attacks against the coalition forces. If so then the coalition may actually be in worse shape than many have previously thought and if no major attacks occur then the rebels may have been relegated to all bark and no bite.

[edit on 9-11-2004 by BlackJackal]

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 09:50 PM
Let us pray for the souls of the insurgents. Theirs is a hopeless cause. Tomorrow is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Morale should be high.

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 09:55 PM
Well I sure hope they are all bark and no bite, the odds state they are at this point. They are completely outclassed.....

posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 10:22 PM
Hmmmm....another translation:

"Hi! We're your radical Islamic Brothers and Sisters. We are going to do something [bad] against the [infidels] Really Soon Now(TM). Please:

(1) Don't join us, because although we're radical, you can be moderate and carry on your Jihad/Struggle in a peaceful way;

(2) Even though we've been killing thousands of you as 'collateral damage' in the past 2 years via car bombs, personnel bombs, mortars, RPG's and plain old lead bullets, we really have had a change of heart -- so stay inside and protect yourselves, k? We promise, we'll try not to target you.

Moreover, we're planning something truly nasty, so we'll be sure to alert everyone beforehand so that maybe some of the military planners will get wind of it, and actually do something intelligent like prepare for whatever it is that we're going to do, and that may lessen the casualties, which we really don't mind, because we are just try to kill a few infidels, and not all of them. Allah willing.

That is all/have a nice day."

Hmm... not likely.

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 11:45 AM
It appears the insurgents have begun attempting to open up a second front to take military attention away from Fallujah. Fighting has begun in Mosul and Bagdhad.

Meanwhile, a wave of insurgent violence in other parts of Iraq continued, with fighting on Wednesday killing at least 18 people, including an U.S. soldier and a foreign contractor. Authorities clamped an immediate curfew on the northern city of Mosul as U.S. and Iraqi forces clashed with gunmen there. Iraqi police and gunmen were also fighting in Baghdad and south of the capital.

Top Islamic Cleric Heads to Arafat's Side U.S. Forces Hold 70 Percent of Fallujah Key Insurgents May Have Already Fled Fallujah The insurgents have been seeking to open a "second front" to divert U.S. and Iraqi forces from the Fallujah offensive.

Armed men snatched a cousin of Allawi and the cousin's daughter-in-law from their home in Baghdad, and later a militant group calling itself the Ansar al-Jihad threatened to kill the hostages within 48 hours unless the Fallujah siege was ended. The group's claim to be holding the captives could not be verified.

[edit on 10-11-2004 by BlackJackal]

posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 12:24 PM

Originally posted by BlackJackal
The statement urged Iraqis to stay at home Wednesday ''to avoid putting their lives in danger.''

Probably hoping that people will stay in falluja, to up the civie causualties during the operations there. Tho I think the city is cordoned off no?

Fighting has begun in Mosul and Bagdhad.

Well, it was thought that their leadership left Falluja before the coalition arrived there, so perhaps this isn't a surprise. Isn't mosul in the north, kurd-territory?


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