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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 16 April 2007
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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 16 April 2007.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Monday, 16 April 2007.

 

        100 women widowed, 400 children orphaned in Iraq every day, study shows.

 

        Disaster threatens 4 million Iraqi refugees displaced since US occupation of their country.

 

        US admits two soldiers killed in Baghdad.

 

        Resistance fighters assault checkpoint, killing 13 puppet troops.

 

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Fallujah.

 

Six bodies found in al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:18pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that Iraqi puppet police found the bodies of six puppet policemen in al-Fallujah.

 

Ar-Ramadi.

 

US troops kill three puppet policemen in ar-Ramadi.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:26pm Baghdad time midday Monday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US army announced on Monday that it had killed three of its puppet police allies in al-Anbar Province.  The US statement added that a fourth puppet policeman was wounded in a US army operation northeast of ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad.  The US said that its troops had come under attack and for that reason shot and killed the puppet policemen.

 

The AMSI reported that Iraqi Resistance men attacked the Americans, opening fire on them with light arms from two buildings.  The US troops returned fire but later found that they had killed puppet policemen

 

Baghdad.

 

Resistance car bomb blasts puppet police station in Baghdad.

 

In a dispatch posted on its website Monday, the United Arab Emirates-based Moheet news agency reported that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by the entrance to a puppet police station in Baghdad.

 

Moheet reported the puppet police as saying that the car bomb attack killed three persons and wounded six more.

 

US forces raid Madinat as-Sadr area of Baghdad Monday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:18pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that US forces on Monday carried out raids and searches of the Madinat ath-Thawrah district of Baghdad a stronghold of pro-Iranian Shii sectarian cleric Muqtada as-Sadr, that was nicknamed Madinat as-Sadr after the US occupation.

 

The AMSI reported eyewitnesses as saying that the Americans, together with puppet Iraqi troops and under air cover from helicopter gun ships, started their raids at about 2:30am Monday morning.  The US troops raided homes in the No. 70 and No. 71 areas and also the al-Asalah Primary School on Abu Dharr al-Ghifari Street on the edge of the district.

 

Another witness said that the local people could hear gunshots from time to time in the two areas but did not know if gunfights were taking place inside.  They said, however, that the gunfire stopped when US troops withdrew from the area at about 3:30am Monday.

 

100 women widowed, 400 children orphaned in Iraq every day, study shows.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:08pm Baghdad time midday Monday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported an Iraqi study had revealed that 100 more widows and 400 more orphans are added to the Iraqi population every day.

 

The AMSI reported social researcher Dr. Adnan Yasin Mustafa, a professor of sociology who conducted the study, as saying that under the occupation live has become nothing more than a succession of random killings that claim dozens of lives every day.  The current reality is punctuated by the absence of a sense of security, the break up of the Iraqi family, an increase in divorce, the spread of administrative corruption, attacks on public property, and an increase in the crimes of theft, armed robbery, kidnapping, and rape.

 

Dr. Mustafa said that the number of widows in the country since 2003 was 560,000.  He said that the divorce had risen 200 percent over the years 2003 2006 and that marriages had dropped by 50 percent, according to the puppet regimes Minsitry of Justice.

 

Disaster threatens 4 million Iraqi refugees displaced since US occupation of their country.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:26am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the London-based organization Amnesty International had warned Monday of a new humanitarian crisis in the Arab region unless governments take urgent measures to help some 4 million Iraqi refugees.

 

AMSI reported the group as saying that Syria and Jordan need direct assistance in order to provide housing, food, and health care to some 2 million refugees.

 

Nearly 2 million more Iraqis are displaced within their home country, the report said.

The appeal came a day before an international conference on Iraqi refugees was set to open in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Bodies of 30 murder victims found in Baghdad Sunday, number of victims of Shii sectarian torture, murder continue to rise.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:16am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Iraqi puppet police found 30 bodies of people who had been murdered and dumped in various parts of Baghdad on Sunday.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that most of the bodies were bound and blind folded and bore signs of torture.  They had been shot to death in the head and chest.

 

Torture is a trademark of the Shii sectarian militias and the US-backed puppet security and military services of the puppet regime.  The bodies were taken to the Forensic Medicine morgue for identification.

 

Resistance bomb wounds puppet policemen Sunday evening.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:16am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by an Iraqi puppet police patrol on the al-Jadiriyah Bridge in eastern Baghdad Sunday evening.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the blast wounded three patrolmen.

 

The source said that a mysterious bomb also went off in the al-Kasrah area of northern Baghdad, wounding three civilians.

 

US admits two soldiers killed in Baghdad.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:07am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US admitted that a third American soldier had been killed in an ambush with light arms in southern Baghdad on Sunday.

 

The AMSI reported the US statement as saying that the US troops were engaged with puppet police in an area near a mosque when the attack occurred.

 

The US also announced that another US soldier who was a member of a unit deployed in Iraq died while passing through Qatar in a non-combat situation on Saturday, 14 April 2007.  The American military said that the death was under investigation.

 

In a dispatch posted on its website Monday, the United Arab Emirates-based Moheet news site reported the US military in Baghdad as saying that an Iraqi Resistance bomb had exploded by their vehicle in Baghdad on Monday, killing one US soldier and wounding a second

 

Diyala Province.

Khanaqin.

 

Bodies of Iranian truck drivers found near border Sunday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 10:10am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the puppet Iraqi border guards in Diyala Province announced that they had found the bodies of five Iranian truck drivers and the body of one Iraq near Khanaqin, 180km northeast of Baghdad, near the Iranian border on Sunday.

 

The AMSI reported Brigadier General Muhammad Sharif as saying that the puppet regime troops found the six corpses dumped by the main road between Maways and Khanaqin.  He said that armed men had ambushed trucks near the border on Saturday and abducted five Iranian truck drivers and one Iraq the bodies of whom were located Sunday.

 

General Sharif said that they tried to turn the bodies of the Iranians over to Iranian authorities at the nearby al-Mundhiriyah border crossing, but the Iranians there refused to take them and told them to contact the Iranian embassy in Baghdad to make arrangements for any such transfer.

 

Babil Province.

Al-Iskandariyah.

 

Armed attack claims life in al-Iskandariyah Sunday night.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:13pm Baghdad time midday Monday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that armed men attacked a group of civilians in al-Iskandariyah, about 40km south of Baghdad, on Sunday night.

 

The AMSI reported that one man, Khayri al-Jannabi, died of wounds sustained in that attack.

 

At-Tamim Province.

Kirkuk.

 

Resistance bomb damages puppet police car in Kirkuk Monday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:13pm Baghdad time midday Monday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a puppet police patrol near the Fourth Bridge in the city of Kirkuk, 250km north of Baghdad, Monday morning

 

The AMSI reported a puppet police source as saying that the blast damaged a patrol vehicle but caused no casualties.

 

Kirkuk bomb wounds puppet policeman.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:13pm Baghdad time midday Monday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded and wounded a puppet policeman in Kirkuk.

 

The AMSI reported a source in the joint operations room in the city as saying that the puppet police had received word late on Sunday night that a suspicious object had been found in the al-Khadra area near the car show lots 6km south of Kirkuk.

 

The source said that puppet police patrols set off immediately for the scene and found a bomb planted near the car lots.  When they started clearing the area of civilians, the bomb exploded, wounding one of the patrolmen.  He was then evacuated to hospital.

 

Ninwa Province.

Al-Hadar.

 

Resistance fighters assault checkpoint, killing 13 puppet troops.

 

In a dispatch posted on its website Monday, the United Arab Emirates-based Moheet news agency reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters assaulted a checkpoint manned by puppet Iraqi army troops on the main road in the area of al-Hadar, south of al-Mawsil.

 

Moheet reported puppet army Major Qasim Abdallah as saying that the attack left 13 puppet soldiers dead and four more of them wounded.

 

Al-Mawsil.

 

Six bodies found in al-Mawsil.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:18pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that puppet police found eight bodies in the northern city of al-Mawsil, one of them that of a puppet policeman.

 

Wasit Province.

Al-Kut.

 

Mysterious bomb in al-Kut.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:18pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb that had been planted near a residential area in al-Kut, 190km south of Baghdad went off near the western entrance to the al-Kut dam.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet security source as saying that unknown persons planted a homemade 10kg bomb containing high explosive material near a home in the ash-Shuun housing area.  The explosion caused material damage to private cars and shattered glass in some neighboring houses but inflicted no casualties, the source said.  The puppet police surrounded the area and began searching for suspects after the attack.

 

Al-Qadisiyah Province.

Ad-Diwaniyah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:17pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that four mortar rounds blasted into the US Camp Echo near ad-Diwaniyah, 120km south of Baghdad at dawn on Monday.

 

The AMSI reported that the barrage inflicted material damage and local witnesses said that sirens wailed inside the US camp as American helicopters flew in overhead, searching for the attackers.

 

The US did not confirm or deny the report of the attack.

 

US, puppet forces raid neighborhoods in ad-Diwaniyah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:17pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that US troops accompanied by their puppet Iraqi army allies surrounded and raided the neighborhoods of al-Furat and al-Hakim neighborhood in ad-Diwaniyah, 120km south of Baghdad on Monday morning.

 

The AMSI reported a puppet army source as saying that the raids were aimed at pursuing gunmen and at searching for unlicensed weapons.  The source said that a number of suspects had been arrested and a large quantity of unlicensed weapons seized.

 

Ad-Diwaniyah has been the scene of US actions against the pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi Shii sectarian militia in recent days.

 

Al-Basrah Province.

Al-Basrah.

 

Demonstration against puppet governor in al-Basrah highlights intra-Shii rivalries.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:59pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that demonstrators took to the streets of al-Basrah demanding the resignation of the local puppet governor in an outbreak of intra-Shii political rivalry.

 

The AMSI reported that local Shii sectarian political forces launched a demonstration near the Grand Mosque in the center of the city on Monday morning.  The protestors marched from there to the Provincial government building to demand that puppet Governor Muhammad Musbih al-Waili resign.  The demonstration was called by the pro-American Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) whose 30,000 man Badr Brigade helped in the US occupation of Iraq in 2003 and has since become the backbone of the regimes security forces.  The puppet governor of al-Basrah is a member of the Shii al-Fadilah (Virtue) Party.  The al-Fadilah Party was formerly a member of the coalition dominated by SCIRI, but the party leader, fed up with the highly sectarian course of the SCIRI-led United Iraqi Alliance coalition dropped out of the coalition on 7 March 2007, denouncing it as a hatemongering sectarian bloc.

 

Since then both the SCIRI and the forces of pro-Iranian cleric Muqtada as-Sadr have attempted to push al-Fadilah governor out of power and replace him with one of their men.  At times this effort has been one of violent street battles.  On Monday it consisted of a large demonstration.

 

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