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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 7 January 2007.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Sunday, 7 January 2007.

 

·       As strains of occupation intensify, US troops in ar-Ramadi wipe out family of five in reported cold-blooded killing.

 

·       Two US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing near al-Qa’im Sunday morning.

 

·       Saudi paper reports US command banning American troops from using camera phones.

 

·       US forces arrest journalists participants who attended Samarra’ march in protest against assassination of Iraqi President Saddam Husayn.

 

·       US soldier reported killed in Tall ‘Afar Sunday morning.

 

·       Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in al-Mawsil Sunday morning.

 

·       US soldier reported killed in Resistance bombing in Sinjar Sunday morning.

 

Al-Anbar Province.

Ar-Ramadi.

 

As strains of occupation intensify, US troops in ar-Ramadi wipe out family of five in reported cold-blooded killing.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:44pm Makkah time Sunday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces opened fire on a family car driving through the al-Iskan neighborhood of ar-Ramadi, about 110km west of Baghdad on Sunday afternoon.

 

The ar-Ramadi correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the American troops deliberately killed a family of five – a man, his wife, and their three children in a brutal attack.  The correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that the US troops continued to fire at the car even though they knew that it was a family car and they continued to fire into the vehicle after the sound of children crying inside was plain to hear.

 

A medical source told Mafkarat al-Islam that the family was intentionally “executed” since the bullets were targeted on the heads of the family members.  The source said that the shooting was not indiscriminate as it has been in other American shooting incidents.

 

Al-Fallujah.

 

Resistance sharpshooter kills puppet policeman in al-Fallujah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:30pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman shot and killed an Iraqi puppet policeman in al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a puppet police source as saying that a Resistance sharpshooter opened fire on a puppet policeman who was standing guard at the Office of the Post and Telecommunications in al-Fallujah, killing him instantly.

 

After the attack, the puppet police close Old al-Fallujah Street that runs by the building where the attack took place.

 

Al-Qa’im.

 

US forces stage mass raids, arrests near al-Qa’im Saturday night – Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:03pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation troops carried out a campaign of mass raids, searches, and arrests in al-Qa’im, near the Syrian border in western Iraq, starting Saturday night and lasting until Sunday morning.

 

The al-Qa’im correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation troops imposed a curfew on the town on Saturday night, and then began raiding and searching houses. Dozens of local men and youths were rounded up and arrested in the all-night sweep.  The pretext for the campaign was a recent Resistance attack on a US column in the village of Sa‘dah.

 

Two US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing near al-Qa’im Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:16pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military patrol near al-Qa’im near the Syrian border in western Iraq on Sunday morning.

 

The al-Qa’im correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the ar-Rummanah area east of the city as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of a road in the middle of ar-Rummanah went off by a US patrol, disabling a Humvee.  Two American troops were killed and two more of them wounded – one of them severely – in the blast.  Afterwards, US forces completely closed off the area.

 

‘Anah.

 

Resistance bomb destroys American Humvee in ‘Anah Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:15pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in eastern ‘Anah, about 300km northwest of Baghdad Sunday morning.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the road in eastern ‘Anah went off by a passing American patrol early on Sunday morning.  The explosion burned and totally destroyed a US Humvee, killing or wounding all the troops who were aboard it.

 

Eyewitnesses reported that the Americans closed off the area and all roads leading to it immediately following the attack.

 

Baghdad.

 

Saudi paper reports US command banning American troops from using camera phones.

 

The Saudi daily newspaper ar-Riyad reported on Sunday that the US military command had recently issued orders prohibiting American military personnel, including commanders, from using cellular telephones that have cameras in them while on combat missions, in prisons, or even during interrogations of arrested persons in US military camps.

 

A story by Sa‘d al-‘Ajami in ar-Riyad and datelined “Kuwait” said that the ban was a preemptive measure aimed at forestalling any repeat of the sort of unauthorized video recording as was made during the American-backed “execution” of Iraqi President Saddam Husayn on 30 December 2006.

 

The reported ban follows a sharp increase in the number of home-made videos turned out by US troops in Iraq that have showed up on the Internet, threatening to breach the Pentagon’s tight regime of control on information coming out of occupied Iraq.

 

Al-‘Ajami also reported in ar-Riyad Sunday that the US had decided to carry out the largest troop rotation since the US invasion of Iraqi in the spring of 2003.  In February, al-‘Ajami reported, 40,000 US troops would be brought in to take the place of another 40,000 Americans who are to head home to the United States via Kuwait.  In the coming two weeks the Pentagon intends to open public bidding by companies in Kuwait and other Gulf countries for contracts worth US$4 billion to set up logistical support bases in the region where maintenance of vehicles and equipment would be carried out.  The activity would all be part of the huge troop rotation which is now being envisioned after the US Democratic Party expressed its opposition to major increases in American troop strength in occupied Iraq, the paper reported.

 

Salah ad-Din Province.

Samarra’.

 

US forces arrest journalists participants who attended Samarra’ march in protest against assassination of Iraqi President Saddam Husayn.

 

In a dispatch posted at 7:49pm Makkah time Sunday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces carried out a wave of arrests of journalists who covered a demonstration protesting the US-backed assassination of Iraqi President Saddam Husayn on 30 December 2006.

 

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces had arrested a reporter working for the American Associated Press (AP) and another working for the ash-Sharqiyah satellite TV company and were still searching for other correspondents who covered the demonstration.

 

The US forces also carried out mass arrests of dozens who took part in the protest demonstration itself and that campaign of roundups and arrests is also still underway.

 

US imposes curfew on Samarra’ to prevent protest demonstrations.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:09pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US and Iraqi puppet army forces imposed a curfew on the city of Samarra’, 120km north of Baghdad.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the Americans imposed the lock down after rumors escalated that the local people planed demonstrations to protest claims by the puppet “Prime Minister” Nuri al-Maliki that the people of Samarra’ were supporting “terrorism” and blaming them for the mysterious bombing of the Imam al-Hadi Shrine in the city on 22 February 2006 – an incident that signaled the start of a country-wide rampage by pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian death squads that has continued until today.

 

The correspondent reported that residents of Samarra’ believe that Iran was behind the bombing of the Shi‘i shrine and that the sectarian puppet regime of Nuri al-Maliki permitted Iranian agents to get into the country to blow up the tomb in order to spark sectarian fighting and facilitate a drive to partition Iraq and allow Iran and its supporters to carve out a sphere of influence in the southeast of the country.

 

As a part of the curfew imposed by the US forces, American troops forcibly closed the shops in the city and prohibited residents from leaving their homes for any reason.

 

Resistance bomb destroys US Humvee in Samarra.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:20pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in Samarra’, about 120km north of Baghdad.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a puppet police source as saying that the bomb, which was planted by the side of a road in the al-Mu‘tasim neighborhood in the city, went off by a passing American patrol.  The source said that the blast completely destroyed a US Humvee and that the troops aboard were probably killed or wounded.  Afterwards the Americans sealed off the area.

 

Yathrib.

 

Resistance blasts US “Camp Anaconda” with Katyusha rockets Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:20pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired three Katyusha rockets into the US-occupied al-Bakr Air Base near Yathrib, about 70km north of Baghdad on Sunday morning.

 

The ad-Dujayl correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the three Katyusha rockets landed directly in the al-Bakr base – which the Americans call Camp Anaconda and is one of their biggest bases in occupied Iraq.  The attack shook the base and US helicopters then seen prowling the skies over the base and surrounding areas for hours.

 

Diyala Province.

Al-Mada’in.

 

Resistance blasts joint US-Iraqi puppet base with heavy mortars Sunday noon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:30pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired four heavy 120mm mortar rounds into a base jointly occupied by US and Iraqi puppet troops in al-Mada’in, about 25km southeast of Baghdad at midday Sunday.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the base of the US and Iraqi puppet “Order Protection Forces” took direct hits from the mortar shessl setting off explosions that were audible from places a long distance away.  The barrage also sent plumes of smoke and dust rising into the sky over the base.  US forces surrounded the headquarters and the whole surrounding area after the attack.

 

Babil Province.

Al-Hillah.

 

Puppet “Provincial Assemblyman” wounded in Resistance assault Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:40pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a detachment of Iraqi Resistance fighters in a red Opel car opened fire on the motorcade of a member of the puppet “Babil Province Assembly” as it drove along the al-Mihnawiyah – as-Saddah road to the northwest of al-Hillah, about 60km south of Baghdad Sunday morning.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a puppet police source as saying that the Resistance men attacked the motorcade of ‘Abd ar-Razzaq Mahdi an-Nasrawi as he was on his way from his home in the al-Musayyib area to his office in al-Hillah, the provincial capital.  The source said that an-Nasrawi was wounded in the attack and taken to a hospital for treatment.  His car was also severely damaged in the attack, the source revealed.

 

Ninwa Province.

Tall ‘Afar.

 

US soldier reported killed in Tall ‘Afar Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:07pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman shot and killed a US soldier in the town of Tall ‘Afar on Sunday morning.

 

The Tal ‘Afar correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a US patrol was halted in the al-Harijiyah aera of central Tall ‘Afar when a bullet from a Resistance sharpshooter’s gun struck one of the American soldiers in the head, killing him instantly.  The rest of the patrol, shocked by the attack, leapt into their vehicles and sped away from the scene, afraid that more shots might be aimed at them.

 

Al-Mawsil.

 

US soldier reported killed by Resistance sharpshooter in al-Mawsil Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 3:15pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman shot and killed a US soldier in the northern city of al-Mawsil Sunday morning.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the city as saying that a US foot patrol was moving through the al-Intisar neighborhood on the left (northeast) bank side of the Tigris River in the city when a Resistance sharpshooter’s bullet struck one of the American troops in the head, killing him instantly, throwing the other US troops into shock and confusion.

 

The correspondent reported that the other Americans put the body of their dead comrade in one of their vehicles in a vain attempt to revive him.  Afterwards they opened fire indiscriminately and hysterically into the air, the correspondent reported.

 

Sinjar.

 

US soldier reported killed in Resistance bombing in Sinjar Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:25pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US military column west of al-Mawsil on Sunday morning.

 

The al-Mawsil correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a puppet police source in the city as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road in the Sinjar area exploded by a US column.  The bomb damaged a huge transport vehicle that was carrying a Humvee, blowing it off and inflicting considerable damage.  One American soldier was killed, witnesses confirmed, and two more of them were wounded in the blast.

 

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