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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 12 April 2007
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 12 April 2007.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Thursday, 12 April 2007.

 

·        Iraqi Resistance bomber attacks puppet “Iraqi Parliament” inside top-security “Green Zone,” killing puppet politicians just after midday Thursday.

 

·        Drug use, trafficking soar following US occupation; 24,000 Iraqis officially reported having used drugs, real number said far higher.

 

·        Truck bomb severs bridge in central Baghdad Thursday morning.

 

·        Powerful blast destroys two buildings in al-Mawsil Thursday evening.

 

Baghdad.

 

Iraqi Resistance bomber attacks puppet “Iraqi Parliament” inside top-security “Green Zone,” killing puppet politicians just after midday Thursday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:33pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that early on Thursday afternoon a bomb exploded inside the puppet “Assembly of Deputies” building in the top security area around the Republican Palace in Baghdad dubbed the “Green Zone” by the Americans.

 

Reports by the American Associated Press (AP) later listed at least eight people as having been killed in the attack, three of them members of the US-installed puppet “Assembly” or “Parliament.”  The AP cautioned, however, that no final casualty figures had been released by the Iraqi puppet regime that was still trying to piece together varying accounts of the attack and assess the damage.

 

The AP reported that a news video camera captured the moment of the blast, about 2:30pm local time, when a flash and an orange ball of fire caused the notorious Iranian-born Shi‘i sectarian cleric Jalal ad-Din as-Saghir to duck. As-Saghir, notorious as the Imam of the Shi‘i murder and torture center in the Buratha Mosque, was being interviewed at the time of the attack.  The AP reported that smoke and dust billowed through the area, and confused and frightened puppet politicians and others could be heard screaming for help and trying to find colleagues.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported eyewitnesses as saying that at least three members of the puppet “Parliament” were killed in the bombing.  The witnesses said that at least 20 more people in the building were wounded, including five puppet “Parliament” members and four employees of the assembly.

 

In its dispatch, posted at 6:59pm GMT, Quds Press reported a source in the puppet “Parliament” building as saying that the attack occurred just after the end of a regular session of the assembly and that dozens of members of the US-installed “Parliament” were gathered in the cafeteria for lunch.

Quds Press reported that one of the dead was Muhammad ‘Awad, a member of the Sunni collaborationist National Dialogue Front and another was Taha al-Lahibi, a member of the Sunni collaborationist “Iraqi Accord Front.”  The third dead member of the puppet “Parliament” was not identified.

 

AMSI reported that among the wounded were Zafir al-‘Ani and Salman al-Jumayli, members of the collaborationist Sunni party known as the “Iraqi Accord Front.”

 

The AP reported that the TV crew that was on the scene and happened to capture the explosion on their tape were from the US-based al-Hurrah Arabic language propaganda station, whose signals are beamed into occupied Iraq.

 

The AP reported that two collaborationist Sunni politicians, involved in efforts to try to neutralize the Resistance, were killed in the attack, which took place in the cafeteria in the puppet “Parliament” building.

 

Quds Press reported that ambulances rushed the dead and wounded to Ibn Sina Hospital, an institution also within the American-run “Green Zone.”  Iraqi puppet security forces set up a security cordon around the puppet parliament building inside the “Green Zone” and all news media were banned from the area.

 

Bomb explodes in Baghdad’s al-Karradah district Thursday evening.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:01am Baghdad time Friday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded in Baghdad’s al-Karradah district on Thursday evening.

 

AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that a bomb that had been planted near the Mishmishah Drinks shop blew up killing one civilian and wounding three more of them.

 

Resistance bomb rips through US Humvee in Baghdad’s al-Hurriyah district Thursday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:01am Baghdad time Friday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that two bombs exploded in the al-Hurriyah district of northwestern Baghdad on Thursday afternoon.

 

AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the first bomb went off by a US patrol, damaging a Humvee.

 

The second bomb wounded a civilian the puppet police source claimed.

 

Bomb blasts rock Baghdad Thursday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:33pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that at 2:15pm local time Thursday afternoon, a bomb went off on Palestine Street in central Baghdad.  The explosion damaged several buildings in the area where the blast occurred.

 

AMSI added that three people were injured in a bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad Thursday afternoon as well, according to a source in the puppet police reported.

 

Eleven bodies found in Baghdad Thursday, more victims of Shi‘i sectarian torture, murder.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:55pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Iraqi puppet police discovered 11 bodies of murdered victims dumped in various parts of Baghdad on Thursday.

 

AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that most of the bodies had been bound and blindfolded and signs of torture were clearly visible on them.  Torture is a trademark of the Shi‘i sectarian militias and the US-backed puppet security and military services of the puppet regime.

 

The victims were killed by gunshots to various parts of their bodies, the source said, adding that the bodies were all taken to the Forensic Medicine Morgue.

 

Drug use, trafficking soar following US occupation; 24,000 Iraqis officially reported having used drugs, real number said far higher.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:25pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Reform Society for combating Drugs in Iraq announced that the number of drug users in the country is on the increase, as a result of the war and the chaotic security situation that has turned Iraq into a drug market.  Some of the narcotics are consumed within the country; some pass through on their way to other markets.

 

AMSI reported that the announcement came during a conference of the organization held in the Engineers Union hall on Thursday.  Hundreds of school principals and educators from the Baghdad districts of al-Karakh and ar-Rusafah attended the conference, which was held under the slogan, “The First Training Session spreading Consciousness of the Harm Caused by Drug Use.

 

Professors gave lectures on the types of drugs and methods of consuming them, and on alternative ways to take drugs.  Discussions touched on important and necessary methods for fighting this phenomenon among secondary schools.  The increasing danger arising from drug use among Iraqi youth was also discussed.  According to statistics released by the puppet “Health Ministry,” more than 24 thousand Iraqis have taken drugs, but that was as of 2005; the statistics for 2006 have not yet been published.

 

One specialist at the meeting noted that those figures on the number of drug users were actually the numbers of people who have come to the health departments because of the sharp deterioration of their health.  The number of people who have never gone to the medical agencies is probably greater.

 

The President of the Society also delivered a report on measures the organization has taken recently to combat drug use, noting that it is continuing to pursue its effort to raise consciousness about the dangers posed by drug use.

 

The society holds meetings and conferences and distributes medical literature and alerts concerning drug use.  It also distributes poster that go up on walls and at scientific expositions.

 

Powerful truck bomb severs bridge in central Baghdad Thursday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:44am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a truck bomb exploded on the as-Sarrafiyah bridge that links western and eastern Baghdad – specifically the districts of al-‘Atifiyah and al-Waziriyah – at 7:15am Thursday morning.

 

AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the blast destroyed a part of the bridge, sending five or six cars plunging into the river.  The source said that five people were killed and 11 more wounded in the incident, but cautioned that the casualty numbers could rise.  The as-Sarrafiyah bridge linked east and west Baghdad.

 

Later, in a dispatch posted at 11:40am GMT, Quds Press reported the Chairman of the Iraqi Puppet “Parliament” as casting doubt on the official explanation for the destruction of the bridge.

 

Quds Press reported Mahmud al-Mashhadani as saying that although the media reported that a truck bomb was responsible for destroying the bridge, the bridge had in fact been blown into three pieces.  Al-Mashhadani further said that “there is information that has reached us that the [puppet] security agencies set up check points and prevented people from crossing the bridge starting at 6am this [Thursday] morning.

 

Bomb explodes in al-‘Amiriyah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:50am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded in the al-‘Amiriyah area of western Baghdad.  AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the blast wounded one civilian.

 

Shi‘i club director killed.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:50am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that armed men shot and killed a member of the board of directors of the ‘Abd al-Mahdi Hasan Club on al-Maghrib Street in northern Baghdad.

 

At-Ta’mim Province.

Kirkuk.

 

Mysterious bomb destroys bus in Kirkuk.

 

In a dispatch posted at 8:17pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a mysterious explosion ripped through a bus in northern Kirkuk on Thursday.

 

AMSI reported a source in the puppet police as saying that six civilians were killed and 19 more wounded in the explosion at 3pm local time.  The bus was in the Kirkuk market at the time, headed towards the al-‘Askari neighborhood.  The source said that the bodies were evacuated, the wounded being taken to hospital.  A number of cars in the area were also damaged in the mysterious attack.

 

Ninwa Province.

Al-Mawsil.

 

Powerful blast destroys two buildings in al-Mawsil Thursday evening.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:52pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a powerful explosion shook the city of al-Mawsil on Thursday evening.

 

AMSI reported that the violent blast destroyed two buildings located on ad-Darkazliyah Street in the eastern part of the city.  A puppet police spokesman said that two buildings located at the end of the street were blown up by the explosion, one of them completely collapsing.

 

At the time of reporting no information was available regarding the number of casualties; ambulances at the time were still engaged in transporting the dead and wounded to hospital.  The puppet police source said the source of the explosion – whether a car bomb or what type of explosive material had been used – was still  unknown.

 

Woman broadcaster, car repairman killed in al-Mawsil.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:50am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that that the body of the woman broadcaster Iman Yusuf ‘Abdallah, who was killed two days ago, had been identified in the northern city of al-Mawsil.

 

AMSI reported media sources as saying that the victim worked as a broadcaster with Radio Ninwa/Sawt al-Mawsil.  She was killed along with her husband who was with her at the time and their bodies were burned in their car in the at-Tahrir neighborhood of northeastern al-Mawsil.

 

Meanwhile an automotive repairer was shot and killed in al-Mawsil.  A press spokesman with the Ninwa Province puppet police said that a group of armed men driving a car opened fire on Faysal ‘Isa Shihab al-Jabburi inside his shop, killing him.  The attackers left the scene.  Eye witnesses told the police that al-Jabburi, a car repair man, had been hit by more than 70 bullets.

 

A puppet police patrol took the body away after ambulance drivers refused to transport the corpse, saying that they had received threats from armed groups not to take that body.

 

Al-Qadisiyah Province.

Ad-Diwaniyah.

 

US military camp in ad-Diwaniyah bombarded Thursday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:22pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US Camp “Echo” in ad-Diwaniyah, 120km south of Baghdad, came under mortar barrage on Thursday morning.

 

AMSI reported a puppet security source as saying that 10 mortar rounds landed in the middle of the camp.  Afterwards, US helicopters took off and prowled the area around the base searching for the attackers.  A US patrol also set out for the areas from which the mortar shells had been launched.  There the Americans opened fire indiscriminately and arrested several people.

 

AMSI noted that the spokesman for the puppet security forces gave no indication as to the nature or extent of US casualties or damage.

 

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