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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 14 April 2007
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 14 April 2007.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Saturday, 14 April 2007.

 

·       Resistance in al-Fallujah arrests member of Ahmad Chelebi’s security service putting up false posters inciting Resistance groups against each other.

 

·       Muthanna Harith ad-Darri: Efforts under way for unified program for Iraqi Resistance.

 

·       Al-Qa‘idah captures 20 puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” troops demands release of all Sunni women in Iraqi jails within 48 hours.

 

·       US admits three American troops killed in Baghdad on Thrusday.

 

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Fallujah.

 

Resistance in al-Fallujah arrests member of Ahmad Chelebi’s security service putting up false posters inciting Resistance groups against each other.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:59 GMT on Saturday, Quds Press reported that sources close to the Iraqi Resistance had reported that members of the Islamic Army Iraqi Resistance organization had arrested an armed member of the militia forces loyal to CIA agent Ahmad Chelebi on Friday.  The individual was caught posting notices purporting to have been issued by the Islamic State of Iraq – the al-Qa‘idah organization in Iraq – attacking the Islamic Army.

 

Quds Press reported the Islamic Army source as saying that during Friday congregational prayers, an unknown individual was seen putting up a large poster on the wall of the al-Anbiya’ Mosque in southern al-Fallujah.  The poster featured a picture supposed to be that of Islamic Army spokesman Ibrahim ash-Shamari in which his face did not appear.  The caption on the poster read: “This is your leader soldiers of the Islamic Army, followed by a well-known line of poetry that says that “the sword brings truer information than books.”  The poster bore the signature of the Islamic State in Iraq.

 

The source said that after the worshippers left the mosque a clash almost erupted between the Islamic Army and Islamic State fighters.  But Resistance men arrested a person as he tried to post another copy of the same poster on another mosque wall.  Under questioning, he admitted to belonging to the private security forces of Ahmad Chelebi.  The source quoted the prisoner as saying: “this operation is a part of a bigger operation aimed at starting a fire between the Islamic Army and the Islamic State in Iraq, beginning in al-Fallujah and then extending throughout al-Anbar province.”  The aim of the secret campaign, the prisoner said, was to exploit the differences that had arisen between the Islamic Army and al-Qa‘idah in order to drive them against each other.

 

Resistance bomb rips through US Humvee south of al-Fallujah midday Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:37pm Baghdad time Saturday evening, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded  by a US patrol in the al-Hasy area, 3km south of al-Fallujah at midday Saturday.

 

The AMSI reported that the explosion caused heavy damage to a US Humvee but that the nature or extent of casualties was unknown.

 

Americans raid district in al-Fallujah Saturday, arresting 10 local residents.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:37pm Baghdad time Saturday evening, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that US occupation troops carried out raids and searches in the al-Fahilat area of southwestern al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet security source in the city as saying that the Americans arrested 10 local residents in the course of their raids

 

Resistance forces pound US base in as-Saqlawiyah Saturday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:36pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Iraqi Resistance fired four mortar rounds into the US base set up near the Technical Institute, 3km north of the town of as-Saqlawiyah (which is located 17km north of al-Fallujah), at 11am local time Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported an eyewitness as saying that several “very violent explosions” could be heard coming from inside the US-occupied base.  Afterwards clouds of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky from inside the American base as helicopter gun ships flew in to prowl the area above the base.

 

Resistance forces kill two puppet troops in Saturday ambush in al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:36pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb that had been planted by the side of a road in the at-Ta’mim neighborhood of al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad, exploded by a puppet army patrol on Saturday.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that fighting between Iraqi Resistance men and puppet police erupted after the blast.  Automatic weapons blazed away in a clash that went on for 15 minutes.  One Humvee was destroyed and two puppet troops were killed and a third wounded in the engagement.

 

Afterwards, the puppet forces closed off the area and evacuated the casualties and the wrecked Humvee to one of their nearby camps.

 

Baghdad.

 

Muthanna Harith ad-Darri: Efforts under way for unified program for Iraqi Resistance.

 

In a dispatch posted Saturday, the United Arab Emirates-based Moheet Arabic news website reported Muthanna Harith ad-Darri, the Chairman of the Culture and Information Committee of the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI), as saying that efforts are under way to come up with a unified program on which all the Iraqi Resistance forces are agreed.

 

Ad-Darri told a press conference in Amman on Saturday that the Iraqi Resistance has been able to frustrate the American occupation’s political program, which has now come under official and popular pressure to set a deadline for withdrawal from Iraq after the signs of victory [by the Resistance] have become apparent.

 

Ad-Darri said that the Resistance program had reached a stage of being almost ready but that it has been loaded down with more than it was supposed to bear.  He said that it had become a peg on which the mistakes of others were being hung and was even now the object of a campaign of evil exploitation by certain political forces within and outside Iraq.

 

Ad-Darri called on Arab governments not to mix up the Iraqi issue with that of Iran, saying: “America wants to rearrange the priorities in the region by spreading the notion that Iran is the greatest danger.  But it is our view that the occupation is the reason danger, and therefore it is incumbent on Iran to clarify the role that it is playing in Iraq.

 

Ad-Darri told the press conference that the Iraqi Resistance encompasses all Iraqis and he urged that the Resistance not be attributed to any one person because it was the occupation and its barbaric, bloody practices that produced the Resistance as an active movement to confront the occupiers and their stooges with power, and it is going to force them to withdraw.

 

Al-Qa‘idah captures 20 puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” troops demands release of all Sunni women in Iraqi jails within 48 hours.

 

In a dispatch posted on Saturday, the United Arab Emirates-based Moheet Arabic news website reported that the Iraqi Resistance organization “the Islamic State of Iraq” had announced on a website that its forces had captured 2 puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” military personnel in northeastern Iraq.

 

Moheet reported the Islamic State of Iraq – the name under which al-Qa‘idah operates in the country – as saying that it was issuing an ultimatum to the puppet regime of Nuri al-Maliki to release all the Sunni women being held in prison in occupied Iraq within 48 hours or else the puppet “Interior Ministry” troops would be killed.

 

The puppet troops were taken prisoner earlier on Saturday, Moheet reported the al-Qa‘idah announcement as saying.  Moheet reported al-Jazeera satellite TV as quoting the announcement telling the regime that in addition to freeing Sunni women being held in puppet “Interior Ministry” prisons, it must “ hand over those members of the “Ministry” who took part in the rape of Sabirin al-Jannabi, and also hand over all those members of the “Ministry” who had a hand in the killing and displacing of the residents of the city of Tall ‘Afar and took part in the rapes there.

 

The “Islamic State of Iraq” posted pictures of the captive puppet “Interior Ministry” troops bound, blindfolded, and wearing their uniforms.

 

Bomb explodes in central Baghdad Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:20pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded on ash-Shaykh ‘Umar Street in the middle of Baghdad at midday Saturday.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the bomb damaged buildings near the scene and killed one person and wounded four others.

 

Puppet ministry official survives assassination attempt.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:24pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a deputy head of the puppet “Industry Ministry” was the target of an assassination attempt Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported a source in the puppet police as saying that Muhammad ‘Abdallah, a deputy in the puppet “Ministry” was the target of an attempted assassination in the al-Jihad neighborhood of southern Baghdad.  The source said that ‘Abdallah survived the attack that left three of his bodyguards dead.

 

Car bomb blasts bridge in al-Jadiriyah Saturday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:33am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a car bomb exploded near the al-Jadiriyah Bridge in southern Baghdad on Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the car bomb went off in the as-Sayyidiyah area of al-Karakh.  He added that by preliminary count, eight people had been killed and 11 injured.  It was the second large explosion on a Baghdad bridge in two days, following Thursday’s bombing of the as-Sarrafiyah Bridge.

 

US admits three American troops killed in Baghdad on Thrusday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:33am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US occupation forces announced on the last day of the second month of their implementation of their “New Security Plan” in Baghdad that three US soldiers and two translators had been killed and eight other soldiers wounded in Iraqi Resistance attacks.

 

The AMSI reported that in one of two communiqués on their latest losses, the American occupation command admitted that the Iraqi Resistance attacked a US patrol on Thursday, 12 April, killing two American troops and wounding seven more.  Two translators were also killed in that attack.

 

A second American statement reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb had exploded in southern Baghdad on Thursday, 12 April, killing one American soldier and wounding a second.

 

As usual in keeping with the US policy of concealment of facts surrounding its casualties in Iraq, the American communiqués were delayed and provided no specific details regarding those attacks.

 

Salah ad-Din Province.

Bayji.

 

Resistance car bomber blasts puppet army checkpoint near Bayji, killing five puppet troops midday Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:37pm Baghdad time Saturday evening, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove a car bomb into a checkpoint manned by puppet Iraqi army troops to the west of Bayji, 200km north of Baghdad at midday Saturday.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet army source in Tikrit as saying that that attack occurred on a checkpoint on the road from Bayji to al-Hadithah.  The source, who asked not to be identified, reported that the car bomb blast killed five puppet army troops and wounded four more of them.

 

Diyala Province.

Al-Mada’in.

 

Bomb explodes in al-Mada’in midday Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:20pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded in the area of al-Mada’in, 25km southeast of Baghdad, at midday Saturday.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that one person was killed and nine more wounded in the blast, which took place on the main street in al-Mada’in.  A number of nearby buildings also suffered damage.

 

Ba‘qubah.

 

Puppet police lieutenant colonel killed in Resistance bomb attack late Friday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:09pm Baghdad time midday Saturday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by the motorcade of a lieutenant colonel in the Diyala Province puppet police in the middle of Ba‘qubah, 65km northeast of Baghdad, late Friday night.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that Lieutenant Colonel Falih Hasan was killed along with three of his companions when a Resistance bomb went off by his motorcade.  The source said that the four corpses were taken to the Forensic Medicine Branch of Ba‘qubah General Hospital.

 

Babil Province.

Al-Hillah.

 

Mortar shells hit village north of al-Hillah Saturday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:09pm Baghdad time midday Saturday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that three mortar shells blasted into al-‘Asriyah village north of al-Hillah at 6am local time Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported a source in the puppet “Scorpion” security forces as saying that the shells came in over the al-Intisar neighborhood and wounded three civilians and damaged a number of houses.

 

Ninwa Province.

Al-Mawsil.

 

Car bomb targets vacated headquarters of puppet army division at noon Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:36pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a car bomb exploded by a building formerly used by the puppet army in the northern city of al-Mawsil at midday Saturday.

 

The AMSI reported puppet Brigadier General Muhammad ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Waka‘ of the operations room at the puppet police command for Ninwa Province as saying that a car bomb that had been parked near a building that had been used by the 2nd Division of the puppet army exploded at noon Saturday.  The building had recently been vacated by the puppet army unit, the general said.

 

The general said that the building was located near al-Karamah Industries in the northeast part of al-Mawsil and that the blast destroyed the building but inflicted no casualties.  AMSI reported that there had recently been a number of bombings targeting buildings that the 2nd Division had used as headquarters in al-Mawsil.

 

Wasit Province.

As-Suwayrah.

 

Mortar attack targets puppet army troops north of as-Suwayrah Saturday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:24pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a mortar attack in the area north of as-Suwayrah, about 50km southeast of Baghdad, targeted puppet “Iraqi Army forces on Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that several mortar shells blasted the puppet army forces in the area of what was the as-Suwayrah military airfield prior to the US invasion in 2003.  The attack killed two of the puppet soldiers and wounded two more.  The injured men were taken to the local field hospital for treatment.

 

Al-Kut.

 

Former deputy puppet police chief wounded in attack Friday night.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:11am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that unknown armed men opened fire on th former deputy police chief in al-Kut, 150km southeast of Baghdad, on Friday night.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that unknown armed men attacked Brigadier General ‘Ali Ribh, in the az-Zahra’ neighborhood of the city, seriously wounding him.  The source said that Ribh was taken to the American Delta Base near al-Kut for treatment.  Two of his bodyguards were also wounded in the attack.

 

Al-Qadisiyah.

Ad-Diwaniyah.

 

US troops raid offices of Muqtada as-Sadr movement in ad-Diwaniyah, arrest press spokesman.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:32 GMT on Saturday, Quds Press reported a source in the movement of pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian cleric Muqtada as-Sadr as saying that US forces raided the office of the Sadr movement in ad-Diwaniyah, 120km southeast of Baghdad on Saturday, and arrested his press spokesman.

 

Quds Press reported the source as saying that the Americans fired tear gas to break up Sadr supporter who were holding a prayer service near the office and they attacked journalists who were covering the prayers, the source claimed.  The Americans then stormed into the office and arrested Abu Zaynab, the press spokesman for the as-Sadr office in ad-Diwaniyah, and took him off to their “Camp Echo” base.

 

Since Friday, Quds Press noted, ad-Diwaniyah had been in a state of high tension punctuated with clashes between the US and Iraqi puppet troops on the one hand and the pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia loyal to Muqtada as-Sadr, on the other.  The clashes were reportedly part of an operation known as “Black Eagle” targeting the Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen.

 

US column hit by Katyusha rocket attack in ad-Diwaniyah Saturday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:19pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a US column came under Katyusha rocket attack near al-Qadisiyah University in ad-Diwaniyah, 120km south of Baghdad on Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported eyewitnesses as saying that the attack set a number of the Americans’ patrol vehicles ablaze and inflicted severe damage on others.

 

The witnesses said that US helicopters evacuated the casualties and prowled around the area looking for the attackers.  The witnesses had no information on the nature or extent of US casualties.  US forces had neither confirmed nor denied the attack at the time of reporting.

 

Katyushas, mortars blast US “Camp Echo” in ad-Diwaniyah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:11am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US “Camp Echo” near ad-Diwaniyah, 120km south of Baghdad, came under renewed Katyusha bombardment at 7pm local time Friday afternoon.

 

The AMSI reported eyewitnesses as saying that more than 10 Katyusha rockets and mortar shells blasted into Camp Echo igniting a fire in the camp as sirens wailed, ambulances rushed to the scene, and US helicopters took to the air to prowl the vicinity.  As of the time of reporting, US forces had neither confirmed nor denied the report of the attack.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:19pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the barrage on the American “Camp Echo” was renewed when four mortar rounds blasted into the American camp at 11am local time Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported that US helicopters prowled the skies afterwards, searching for the attackers.

 

Karbala’ Province.

Karbala’.

 

Car bomb explodes near Shi‘i shrine in Karbala’ Saturday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:56am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a car bomb exploded in the middle of Karbala’ on Saturday morning.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the car bomb went off near a market 500 meters from the tomb of the Imam Husayn, adding that the blast killed 11 people and wounded 18 more.

 

In a dispatch posted at 9:03 GMT on Saturday, Quds Press reported that the toll from the Karbala’ bombing had risen to 50 dead and more than 60 wounded according to a source in the al-Husayni Hospital in Karbala’.

 

Quds Press reported that in an exclusive statement the source had said that many victims had been brought in and that blood was needed for transfusions.  He added that some of the casualties had been sent to other nearby hospitals.

 

Witnesses said that angry residents were shooting at the building housing the puppet government of Karbala’ and that puppet police patrols and the guards of puppet “Governor” ‘Aqil al-Khuza‘i had opened fire to break up the protestors.  The demonstrators blamed the local puppet authorities for not providing adequate security and thereby allowing such attacks to take place.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:19pm Saturday, the United Arab Emirates-based Moheet Arabic news website reported that the puppet authorities in Karbala’ had imposed a ban on all motor traffic in Karbala’ following the bombing, which Moheet attributed to a car bomber’s attack on a site just 200 meters from the Imam al-Husayn shrine.

 

Moheet quoted medical sources as saying that among the wounded were visitors to the city from Iran and Pakistan. 

 

Al-Basrah Province.

Al-Basrah.

 

Bomb targets British patrol in al-Basrah Friday night.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:36pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded by a British patrol to the west of al-Basrah in southern Iraq on Friday night.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet security source as saying that the bomb went off at the University junction near the Education College, 8km west of the city, but caused no harm.  The source added that a bomb disposal squad on Saturday detonated 574 unexploded 122mm artillery shells in a specially designated place to the west of al-Basrah.

 

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