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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 11 October 2007.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. 

 

Thursday, 11 October 2007.

 

·        Sectarian murder spree continues: five more bodies found dumped around Baghdad Thursday.

 

·        Resistance bomb targets US patrol in western Baghdad Thursday afternoon.

 

·        US admits death of two American troops in Wednesday afternoon mortar barrage on US base near Saddam International Airport.

 

·        Six Iraqi Resistance groups form Political Council for the Iraqi Resistance.

 

·        US admits two bomb attacks on American forces in Baghdad, conceals casualty count.

 

·        Three Iraqi Resistance bombs target joint US-Iraqi puppet “National Guard” patrols in Sunni district of Baghdad Thursday morning.

 

Baghdad.

 

Sectarian murder spree continues: five more bodies found dumped around Baghdad Thursday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:31pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that the puppet police had recovered the bodies of five more victims of sectarian murder that had been dumped in various parts of Baghdad on Thursday.

 

Aswat al-‘Iraq reported a source in the puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” who asked not to be identified as saying that the victims had all been shot to death.

 

Resistance bomb targets US patrol in western Baghdad Thursday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 8:13pm Thursday night Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US patrol at the al-Iskan junction in western Baghdad Thursday afternoon.

 

Xinhua reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the blast wounded five Iraqi civilians in varying degrees and damaged several private cars.  The source said that the Americans rushed to close off the area immediately after the attack in order to prevent any information on the nature or extent of US casualties being reported.  The source said that, accordingly, he had no information on American losses in the attack.

 

Bomb wounds puppet policemen in western Baghdad.

 

In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 8:13pm Thursday night Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a puppet police patrol in the northwestern Baghdad district of ash-Shu‘lah.

 

Xinhua reported that the explosion wounded two of the patrolmen and caused damage to one of their cars.

 

US admits death of two American troops in Wednesday afternoon mortar barrage on US base near Saddam International Airport.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:30pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the intense mortar attack that targeted the American “Camp Victory” at Saddam International Airport near Baghdad on Wednesday killed two US troops and wounded 38 more.  Another two individuals were also wounded in the Resistance attack, the Americans admitted in a communiqué issued Thursday.

 

The AMSI reported that “Camp Victory” is the location of the headquarters of US occupation forces in Iraq.  AMSI noted that an American announcement declared that the deadly attack was now the subject of an investigation.  It came just hours after another attack targeted a US base in ad-Diwaniyah, 180km south of Baghdad.

 

The last time the American’s so-called “Camp Victory” was hit by a Resistance rocket barrage was on 11 September when the US admitted that one Ameican soldier had been killed and 11 more wouned.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:50pm Makkah time Wednesday night, Mafkarat al-Islam had reported that the US military base located near Saddam International Airport in Baghdad came under a mortar barrage after sunset on Wednesday.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reported that in keeping with their policy of concealing facts regarding losses, the US side offered no casualty reports following the attack.  A spokesman from inside the camp was quoted as hearing nine mortar shells fired and four shells exploding within the compound.

 

Six Iraqi Resistance groups form Political Council for the Iraqi Resistance.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:26pm Makkah time Thursday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that six Iraqi Resistance organizations affiliated with the Salafi Islamist current and the Muslim Brotherhood organization have announced that they had forced the Political Council for the Iraqi Resistance.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reported the organizations issued an appeal calling for the liberation of Iraq from the activity of the foreign occupiers on the path to complete independence.  The six groups in the new Political Council represent two of the five main blocs of forces that have been engaged in armed struggle against occupation in Iraq.

 

Four of the six Resistance groups that have combined to form the Council are the constituent members of the “Front for Reform and Jihad,” specifically: the Islamic Army, the Army of the Mujahideen, the Army of the Fatiheen, and the Shari‘ah Board of the Ansar as-Sunnah.  These organizations reflect a Sururi Salafi Islamist orientation.

 

The other two member organizations in the new Political Council are the Hamas In Iraq Movement, and the Islamic Front for Iraqi Resistance, (known by its Arabic acronym Jami‘).  These organizations have their roots in the Muslim Brotherhood movement.

 

Three major blocs engaged in armed struggle against the US occupation in Iraq that are not affiliated with the new Political Council are: the Front for Jihad and Change, an organization inspired by the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq; the Supreme Command for the Jihad and Liberation, a newly formed umbrella organization of 22 Resistance groups that have chosen Baath Party leader ‘Izzat Ibrahim ad-Duri as their commander; and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq – the front organization for al-Qa‘idah.

 

Three Iraqi Resistance bombs target joint US-Iraqi puppet “National Guard” patrols in Sunni district of Baghdad Thursday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:39pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that three Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded by joint patrols made up of US and puppet “National Guard” troops in the Baghdad district of al-A‘zamiyah on Thursday morning.

 

The AMSI reported eyewitnesses as saying that the bombs went off in the as-Safinah area and on 20 Street as joint patrols were driving past.  The American-led forces immediately sealed off the areas where the explosions went off and imposed a curfew, making information on the nature and extent of casualties unavailable.

 

US admits two bomb attacks on American forces in Baghdad, conceals casualty count.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:27am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb that had been planted by the side of a road in the Baghdad neighborhood of al-Karradah went off by a US patrol destroying a Humvee.

 

The AMSI reported that the Americans admitted that an attack had occurred ant the US forces had evacuated their losses but, in keeping with the American policy of hiding facts regarding American losses, it gave no specific accounting of the nature or extent of US casualties.

 

The Americans also admitted that there had been a second bomb attack on a patrol in eastern Baghdad, but in that instance claimed that there had been no casualties.

 

Salah ad-Din Province.

Tuz Khurmatu.

 

Resistance attack near Tuz Khurmatu leaves puppet police lieutenant dead.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:43am Makkah time just after midnight Friday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that armed men shot and killed a first lieutenant in the puppet police in the city of Kirkuk, 250km north of Baghdad on Thursday evening.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet police who asked to remain anonymous as saying that armed men opened fire on the puppet police station in the village of Bustaiki near Tuz Khurmatu, killing a first lieutenant on the spot.

 

Babil Province.

Al-Hillah.

 

Two puppet policemen wounded in clash northeast of al-Hillah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:33pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that armed men set up a check point on the road between al-Hillah, about 100km south of Baghdad, and Jablah, 50km to the northeast, and ambushed a detachment of puppet policemen.

 

Aswat al-‘Iraq reported that the clash left two of the puppet policemen wounded and one patrol vehicle damaged.  The source said that following the clash the fighters left the area.

 

At-Ta’mim Province.

Kirkuk.

 

Seven killed when car bomb explodes next to motorcade of puppet police commander in Kirkuk.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:29pm Makkah time Thursday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a car bomb exploded by the motorcade of the commander of the puppet traffic police in Kirkuk, 250km north of Baghdad.

 

Mafkarat al-Islam reported the puppet police as announcing that the bombing killed at least seven people and wounded 50 more, in what was the latest of a series of attacks on puppet police targets in northern Iraq.

 

Brigadier General Salar Ahmad Amin said that he had only been slightly wounded in the attack but that two of his bodyguards were killed and four more of them wounded.  The general said that an explosives-laden car that had been parked by the roadside went of as his motorcade drove past.

 

A source in the puppet police said that the blast set 10 cars ablaze.  Brigadier General Sarhat Qadir, a top commander in the Kirkuk puppet police, declared that seven people died in the attack and another 50 were wounded.

 

Ninwa Province.

Al-Mawsil.

 

Truck bomb kills four Peshmergah guards near PUK headquarters in al-Mawsil Thursday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 5:44pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that a truck bomb exploded by a headquarters of the Pro-American Kurdish separatist party Patriotic Union of Kurdisan (PUK) in the city of al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad, on Thursday afternoon.

 

Aswat al-‘Iraq reported, Brigadier General ‘Abd al-Karim al-Jabburi, the director of the operations office with the Ninwa Province puppet police as saying that the truck bomb went off by a building where Peshmergah militia guards were posted that was located near the PUK headquarters in the Eastern Industrial District junction in the city.

 

The general said that the blast left four Peshmergah gunmen and four civilians dead and totally demolished the building.  About 25 private cars were set ablaze in the attack.

 

The Kurdish separatist party, the PUK, is led by US-appointed puppet “President” of Iraq, Jalal Talibani.

 

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