Friday, 4 August 2006.
least" three US Marines killed in battle in ar-Ramadi Friday evening:
American fire kills woman, child.
aircraft strikes border area between Iraq, Syria Friday morning.
Women fighters have carried out 76 martyrdom attacks on the US
occupation and its supporters since the US occupied Iraq in spring 2003.
Fiercest fighting in months rages in northern Iraqi city of al-Mawsil.
All Resistance groups unite to battle US Marine "Division of the Lord"
and their Iraqi puppet allies.
"At least" three US Marines killed in battle in ar-Ramadi Friday
evening; American fire kills woman, child.
dispatch posted at 9:45pm Makkah time Friday night, Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that a short while earlier fierce combat broke out between
Iraqi Resistance fighters and US troops in the al-Mal'ab neighborhood of
ar-Ramadi, about 110km west of Baghdad.
ar-Ramadi correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported local
residents as saying that the fighting erupted when Resistance fighters
ambushed an American Marines patrol in the al-Mal'ab neighborhood of the
city, killing at least three of the Americans.
correspondent reported that the fighting, which was still underway at
the time of reporting, was spreading as time went on. One Iraqi woman
and her 12-year-old son were killed when US troops struck their home.
The correspondent wrote that no one was able at that point to get to the
woman’s house because of the intensity of the fighting in the area.
Local residents were trying to get to the home, which was engulfed in
flame, to recover the bodies.
Resistance fighters blow up building used by American troops in
dispatch posted at 7:35pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces destroyed the former
building of the Kubaysah Sports Club in the town of Kubaysah, about
200km west of Baghdad.
Kubaysa correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the
former sports club building had been turned into a US military outpost
at night from which American troops observe the city and snipe at local
Witnesses said that the Resistance planted explosives around the
foundation of the two-story building and blew it up, razing to the
ground on Friday morning.
Resistance blasts US base in al-Fallujah with two Katyusha rockets
dispatch posted at 7:12pm Makkah time Friday evening, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces on Friday afternoon
fired two Katyusha rockets at the main US headquarters in the middle of
the city of al-Fallujah, about 60km west of Baghdad. The American
headquarters is known locally as "as-Simak" – i.e., the American
military acronym "CMAC" which stands for "Civilian Military Assistance
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of
al-Jadid Street in al-Fallujah as saying that a plume of black smoke and
dust rose from the US facility after the two rockets blasted into it.
US vehicles and troops were seen racing from the base in fear that more
missiles might be targeting the facility. The entire area was sealed
off, making information on the nature or extent of US casualties
impossible to obtain.
US aircraft strikes border area between Iraq, Syria Friday morning.
dispatch posted at 12 noon Makkah time Friday, Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that a US fighter plane struck areas in the border strip that
divides Iraq from Syria on Friday.
al-Qa’im correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported
eyewitnesses who live in the Makr adh-Dhib area five kilometers from the
Syrian border as saying that an American fighter plane struck desert
areas in the strip that lies between the Iraqi and Syrian border
outposts. The reason for the American air strike were unclear.
correspondent pointed out that the no-man’s-land along the border is
empty desert country with no buildings. The Americans were therefore
probably targeting individuals trying to cross the frontier in an area
where there are many border crossings by individuals on foot.
Resistance pounds US al-Habbaniyah base Friday morning.
dispatch posted at 10:40am Makkah time Friday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters carried out a
series of rocket attacks on the US base in al-Habbaniyah, 97km west of
Baghdad Friday morning.
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as
saying that the Resistance fired five rockets into the US base in
al-Habbaniyah at 8am local time Friday morning.
short while later, a mortar shell landed on the US base. This was, in
turn, was followed by a violent barrage of nine Katyusha rockets that
blasted into the same base.
Residents of the village of al-Bu Mar'i, which is four kilometers north
of the US base, reported that minutes after the bombardments, US Medevac
helicopters were seen landing in the base to evacuate the casualties.
Women fighters have carried out 76 martyrdom attacks on the US
occupation and its supporters since the US occupied Iraq in spring 2003.
Iraqi Organization for Follow-Up and Observation ("Mi'mar") issued a
statement on Friday in which it said that after research through
announcements and communiqués issued by the Iraqi Resistance, it had
been able to conclude that from the US invasion of Iraq in the spring of
2003 until the end of July 2006, a total of 76 women had carried out
self-sacrificing martyrdom operations against the occupation and its
those, 23 of the martyred women were married. The female human bombs
ranged in age from 18 to 40 years.
"Mi'mar" reported that in all 71 martyrdom attacks were carried out by
women in Baghdad and the provinces of Salah ad-Din, Ninwa, al-Anbar,
Diyala, and at-Ta’mim. The five remaining martyrdom operations carried
out by women fighters took place in the provinces of al-Basrah, Maysan,
Wasit, and Babil.
troops make mass arrests, ransack mosque, desecrate copies of the Qur’an
in al-Hadid, west of Ba'qubah Friday morning.
dispatch posted at 10:55am Makkah time Friday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that US forces launched a campaign of mass arrests
in the town of al-Hadid, west of Ba 'qubah, about 65km northeast of
Baghdad at dawn on Friday.
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported from the city that
the arrests took place in the large al-Hadid Mosque in the town, which
was attacked by American troops. Witnesses said that the Americans
desecrated copies of the Qur’an, kicking them around. They also broke
windows and furniture in the mosque and used their tanks violently to
rip down the fence outside the house of worship.
correspondent reported that a large number of youths were arrested in
the American sweep, but the exact number was not available due to the
curfew that the US forces imposed on the area, which was still in force
at the time of reporting.
Resistance car bomber blasts into US patrol in al-Miqdadiyah early
dispatch posted at 9:55am Makkah time Friday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a powerful Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter
drove an explosives-laden car into a US patrol that had been driving
about the neighborhoods of al-Ba'th, al-Mu 'allimin, and ash-Shurtah in
the city of al-Miqdadiyah, about 85km northeast of Baghdad, since 5am
al-Miqdadiyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a
source in the puppet police in al-Miqdadiyah who asked not to be
identified as saying that the Resistance fighter drove an explosives
packed Volkswagen into the US column, destroying an American Humvee and
wounding all aboard.
Eyewitnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the attack took place at
about 6am local time Friday morning, killing those aboard and damaging
other vehicles as well.
Resistance bomb blasts puppet army patrol near Kirkuk.
dispatch posted at 4:30pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a high-explosive Iraqi Resistance bomb went
off by a patrol of the 4th battalion of the Iraqi puppet army
at the Kirkuk ad-Dibs junction at 11:15am local time Friday morning.
Kirkuk correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in
the Iraqi puppet police as saying that according to preliminary reports,
the bomb killed at least four Iraqi puppet troops, including an officer,
and wounded another five of them. The wounded men were taken to Kirkuk
General Hospital in the middle of the city for treatment.
Resistance batters US al-Ghazlani base in al-Mawsil with powerful mortar
dispatch posted at 4:57pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces blasted the
US-occupied al-Ghazlani base in the northern Iraqi city of al-Mawsil
with 17 mortar rounds on Friday.
al-Mawsil correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the
shells that pounded the American camp ranged from 82mm mortar rounds to
heavy 120mm shells. Eyewitnesses reported seeing plumes of smoke
billowing up from the American base as US helicopters flew in over the
area. In keeping with the standard secretiveness of the US occupation
forces, no information on the nature or extent of casualties was
Fighting rages between Iraqi Resistance and US forces together with
their puppet allies in al-Mawsil Friday morning.
bulletin posted at 10:45am Makkah time Friday morning, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a short while earlier fierce fighting had
broken out and was still going on between Resistance forces and US
troops accompanied by their Iraqi puppet army allies in the middle of
the northern Iraqi city of al-Mawsil. In the course of the fighting, an
Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by the US and puppet troops.
Then, in a dispatch posted at 11:50am Makkah time Friday morning,
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier three Iraqi
Resistance car bombs had exploded in various parts of al-Mawsil. In
addition Iraqi Resistance forces had bombarded four puppet police
stations with mortars.
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that meanwhile
fighting between the Resistance and US Marines accompanied by Kurdish
separatist Peshmergah Asayish gunmen as well as puppet "Iraqi Emergency"
fighting at that hour was concentrated in the neighborhoods of
al-Jaza’ir, al-Wahdah, and al-Yarmuk and was also raging in large parts
of the left (northeastern) bank of the Tigirs River, which divides the
city from the northwest to the southeast. The correspondent reported
that severe losses had been inflicted on the Iraqi puppet forces and US
Preliminary accounts indicated that a puppet police commander for
al-Mawsil and a colonel in the city puppet police were among the dead.
Mafkarat al-Islam later refuted a Reuters report saying that the
puppet police chief had been killed. In fact, the correspondent said,
Brigadier General Jasim Muhammad, the commander of the Emergency Forces
was the high-ranking puppet commander who had been killed in the
fighting. US forces attempted to rescue the puppet general but he was
killed before they could get to him.
than nine pro-American Kurdish Separatist Asayish gunmen were also
troops imposed a curfew, closed off the city of al-Mawsil from the
outside world, and completely shut down the bridges in the city.
As fighting spreads and US brings in reinforcements, all Iraqi
Resistance organizations join battle with American Marines and puppet
forces in al-Mawsil. . .
dispatch posted at 12:40pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported exclusive sources as saying that all the Iraqi
Resistance forces had united with the al-Qa'idah organization and the
Ansar as-Sunnah in fighting that still raged at that hour.
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that four Resistance
groups had joined the battle after the American occupation forces
brought in their reinforcements. At the time of reporting fighting
fiercer than anything seen in the area for months was raging in the
neighborhoods of as-Sukkar, an-Nur, al-Muthanna.
correspondent reported that the American Marines’ "Division of the
Lord," US helicopter gunships, the Kurdish Asayish gunmen, the Iraqi
puppet police and puppet "Emergency Forces" were pouring extremely heavy
fire at the Resistance fighters at the time of reporting.
Fighting in al-Mawsil subsides around 2pm Friday afternoon. . .
dispatch posted at 2:35pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that the fighting that had raged since early
morning in al-Mawsil finally subsided at around 2pm local time Friday
afternoon, after US and puppet forces had sustained heavy casualties.
al-Mawsil correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source
lose to the Resistance as saying that in the course of the combat, three
US Humvees had been destroyed and the soldiers inside them killed. More
than 70 puppet troops and Peshmergah Kurdish separatist militiamen were
killed or wounded according to the source.
Resistance forces destroyed three puppet police stations in mortar
number of Resistance fighters were also killed and wounded in the
approximately four hours of battle. The US occupation forces claimed
that the Resistance (whom they called "terrorists," had lost more than
20 fighters, but local residents refuted such claims. The residents
said that the number of Resistance fighters killed in the battle had
been small and that only one of them had been taken prisoner when he
tried to drag a wounded Resistance fighter from the an-Nur neighborhood.
correspondent reported that al-Mawsil was under an intense security
clampdown as raids and searches by the Americans and the puppet forces
spread throughout the city.
Khalaf al-Qaysi of al-Mawsil General Hospital confirmed that his
institution had received dozens of dead and wounded Iraqi puppet
security men after the battle.
Resistance car bomber blasts puppet police station in al-Hadrah, south
dispatch posted at 2:15pm Makkah time Friday afternoon, Mafkarat
al-Islam reported that a violent explosion had shaken the ancient
city of al-Hadar (Hatra) 120km south of al-Mawsil in northern Iraq.
correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an
explosives-laden car blasted into the puppet police station near the
al-Hadar sports field. Preliminary hospital reports indicated that 23
puppet police and pro-American Kurdish separatist Peshmergah militiamen
had been killed or wounded in the powerful blast.