posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 12:35 AM
Friday, 1 October 2004. Seven US troops killed in
Resistance bombs exploded under a US column on the road to Samarra
that was coming out of ad-Duluiyah at 3:30pm, destroying four Humvees
and killing seven American troops.
US launches campaign of butchery against Samarra.
According to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in Samarra, 115
civilian residents of the city had died martyrs in the savage US assault
on that city unleashed Friday. That figure seemed likely to rise since
there were still many houses that had been blown up over their occupants.
More than 154 men, women, and children were wounded according to the
correspondents figures assembled shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
The Resistance has lost between 23 to 25 men martyred, in addition to
those who were wounded.
Much earlier on Friday the correspondent reported that thirteen houses
had been destroyed in the vicious US attack, and more than 23 private cars set ablaze.
For their part the Iraqi Resistance in Samarra early on managed to disable one US Bradley armored
vehicle and one troop transport.
The American Associated Press (AP) bragged about their savage
attacks on the city and quoted one puppet
so-called Iraqi minister as saying that more than 100 Resistance fighters
and one American had been killed in the slaughter. As usual the Americans
and their stooges concealed the number of their own casualties and ignored
their killings of Iraqi civilians.
The AP however quoted a Dr.
Khalid Ahmad of Samarra General Hospital as saying that 80 bodies had
been brought to the hospital and more than 100 injured persons admitted.
American sources had recently claimed that negotiations with
religious and community leaders in Samarra had produced an agreement
solving the problem of the Resistance in the city to the satisfaction
of the American aggressors. Fridays US slaughter of the city indicates
that the charade of the negotiations was a meaningless exercise designed
to cover American preparations for a savage military assault.
There have been indications that the US military also welcomes
civilian casualties in the hopes that they will in some way drive a
wedge between the Iraqi people and the Iraqi popular Resistance. The
dismal failure of similar attempts by the Zionists in occupied Palestine
indicates the absurdity of this American theory.
The Battle of Samarra
In a dispatch posted at 11:54pm Friday night Mecca
time (12:55am Saturday morning local time) the Mafkarat al-Islam
correspondent in Samarra provided this account of the day of savagery.
At about 4pm local time Friday afternoon US forces assisted by
their Iraqi stooge troops advanced into the city from the north, south,
and west to try to evict the Resistance that has controlled the city for
nearly three months.
After US troops had closed their ring around
the city, they were themselves surprised to find that there was yet
another ring around their own forces to their rear. The Resistance had
counter-encircled them, using their control of the countryside to their
advantage, as well as their strength in the areas of Balad, ad-Duluiyah,
Resistance forces not only encircled the
attacking Americans but pounded them with powerful Tariq rockets (that
have a 33km range) and Grad rockets (whose range is 24km) as well as
Katyusha missiles (the large one with a range of 11.3km, the small ones
with a range of 8.3km). The Resistance struck the Americans with 120mm
mortar rounds (range: 9.2km) and 120mm cannon with a range of 7.2km. The
Resistance also advance towards Samarra, closing its ring as it pounded
the American attackers.
The US troops sought to get helicopter
gunships to carry out strikes on the Resistance positions. But the
helicopters themselves fell into a trap, as their appearance made them
easy targets for Resistance ground fire, particularly since the region is
an agricultural one, enabling the Resistance fighters to observe the
aircraft from close range without exposing themselves.
At 7:25pm a Black Hawk helicopter was downed, the first of what was to be a
spectacular series. It was followed by a Cobra, then another Cobra.
US forces attempted to accelerate their own advance into the city
by arranging for helicopters to land troops to the west of the city.
Chinook helicopters undertook the task but they too were targeted by the
Resistance. Each helicopter had an estimated 10 men aboard. Two Apache
helicopters were also shot down north of the city with Strela and C5K
rockets and the four-barreled 14.5mm Dimitrov.
Resistance forces destroyed four Abrams tanks, seven Humvees, and two armored vehicles. The
local correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reports that in all more than 82
Iraqi puppet soldiers and 65 US troops were killed in the battle.
Afterwards, the US withdrew its helicopters from the area and
called in F16s and F14s instead to bomb the city.
lasted for eight continuous hours, during which time 13 large container
bombs were dropped, each one containing 3,000 anti-personnel cluster bombs
(a total of 39,000 cluster bombs in all). Six containers of napalm, medium
to large in size, (i.e., a total of 18,000 napalm bombs), as well as tons
of guided bombs, and heat seeking guided bombs.
In those circumstances, the Resistance began its withdrawal from the city out of
fear lest the civilian population be massacred by the US firepower. In
response, the US advanced swallowing the land, i.e., seizing every piece
of land and stationing on it a contingent of forces.
The Resistance pulled back to the area of ad-Duluiyah and al-Makishifiyah.
But then after the US forces and their puppet troops entered the city, the
Resistance began to surround them, forcing the Americans and their stooges
virtually to withdraw to the edges of the city.
In sum, the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in Samarra reported in a dispatch
posted at 11:55pm Mecca time Friday night (12:55am Saturday morning local
time) that the Resistance holds some 70 percent of the city, while the US
and its stooges hold about 30 percent. Clashes were still underway at that
hour, and US forces were still preventing food and medicine from getting
into the surrounded city.
The correspondent wrote that as of that time, 115 civilian residents
of the city had died martyrs in the US
assault, but that that figure was likely to rise since there were still
many houses that had been blown up over their occupants. More than 154
men, women, and children have been wounded. The Resistance has lost
between 23 to 25 men martyred, in addition to those who were wounded.
Resistance pounds US base at Balad airport, hitting troops that butcher people of Samarra.
Iraqi Resistance forces attacked
the US base at Balad airport with 15 Katyusha rockets at about 10L30pm
local time Friday night AND at the same time with 10 powerful Grad
The reason for the especially massive Resistance attack
on the American base is that it is the home base for some of the troops
that have gone out to attack the people of Samarra. Resistance forces
have cut the area between Balad and Samarra, and have ambushed US troops
on the main road from Balad to Samarra and on the agricultural road with
bombs and RPG7 and C5K rockets.
Resistance downs US helicopter.
At about 8:10am Iraqi Resistance forces shot down
a US medical Black Hawk helicopter. Four American troops were killed when
the helicopter blew up in the air near the city of Balad.
Resistance destroys US armored vehicle, kills four US troops.
Americans kill six civilians in a taxi in revenge.
Resistance forces fought a violent battle at kilometer 68 near ar-Rabtah
in the area of al-Qaim. The al-Qaim correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that the fighting broke out at 7:10pm and left an amphibious
armored vehicle destroyed and four US troops dead. One US armored vehicle
sought revenge and fired its heavy machine gun at a passing civilian GMC
Suburban taxi, killing six people in the cab.
[edit on 3-10-2004 by zcheng]