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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 3 December 2006.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice

 

Sunday, 3 December 2006.

 

·       US soldier reported killed by Resistance sharpshooter in ‘Anah Saturday night.

 

·       Resistance bomb leaves US soldier reported dead near al-Hadithah Sunday morning.

 

·       US troops burn down Red Crescent building in al-Fallujah, destroying US$250,000 of medicines and medical supplies.

 

·       Heavy fighting between Resistance men, US occupation troops in as-Siniyah, near Bayji reported.

 

·       American soldier reported killed while on patrol in al-Mushahadah.

 

·       US occupation troops arrest two small children near Samarra’ to hold hostage in attempt to get Resistance commander to surrender.

 

·       Resistance bomb blasts US column near Balad Sunday morning.

 

Al-Anbar Province.

Al-Hadithah.

 

Resistance bomb leaves US soldier reported dead near al-Hadithah Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:41pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol near the city of al-Hadithah, 236km northwest of Baghdad on Sunday morning.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the city as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of a road near al-Hadithah went off by a US patrol on its way to carry out a daily rotation with a local military camp at 7am local time Sunday morning.

 

The witnesses said that the bomb destroyed a Humvee, killing one US soldier and wounding two more in varying degrees.

 

‘Anah.

 

US soldier reported killed by Resistance sharpshooter in ‘Anah Saturday night.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:34pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman shot and killed a US soldier in ‘Anah, about 300km northwest of Baghdad on Saturday evening.

 

The ‘Anah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US soldier at a checkpoint near the fuel station near an entrance to the city took a direct hit in the head from a Resistance sharpshooter’s bullet, killing him on the spot.

 

Afterwards, US troops closed down the checkpoint on the way to ‘Anah and it remained closed at the time of reporting on Sunday.

 

Hit.

 

Resistance bomb rips through US patrol in Hit Saturday night.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:42pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in Hit, about 165km northwest of Baghdad on Saturday night.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a bomb went off by a patrol of several US vehicle in front of the Hit Education Directorate building – a facility that US forces have taken over and turned into their local headquarters.  The blast burned and destroyed an armored vehicle injuring the members of its crew.  The building is located in the middle of the old vegetable market in the New al-Qal‘ah neighborhood in the old part of Hit.

 

Al-Fallujah.

 

US troops burn down Red Crescent building in al-Fallujah, destroying US$250,000 of medicines and medical supplies.

 

In a dispatch posted at 4:08am GMT time Sunday morning, Quds Press reported that US forces burned down the headquarters of the Iraqi Red Crescent in the city of al-Fallujah, about 60km west of Baghdad on Sunday morning.  The Red Crescent is the equivalent of the Red Cross in Islamic countries.

 

The correspondent for Quds Press reported a source in the Red Crescent as saying that US troops raided the building located in the al-‘Askari neighborhood of the city.  After searching the facility, they fired a number of incendiaries and bombs setting the whole place on fire.  The Americans remained on the scene until it was completely burned, preventing local people from extinguishing the blaze.

 

The headquarters contained a large amount of medical equipment and medicines, since the Red Crescent used the building as their main stockpile of supplies for the city.  Witnesses calculated the loss as having been worth a quarter of a million US dollars.  The Americans gave no explanation for their act of destruction.

 

Baghdad.

 

Resistance mortars pound puppet police station in at-Taji Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:30pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired five 82mm mortar rounds into the puppet police station in the northern Baghdad suburb of at-Taji on Sunday morning.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the at-Taji puppet police station was targeted by Resistance mortar shells but offered no further details.

 

Eyewitnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that the shells scored direct hits on the puppet police station, sending plumes of smoke rising from the building.  Afterwards, numerous  vehicles were seen driving out of the station, apparently evacuating the wounded.

 

Resistance bomb blasts US patrol in at-Taji on Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:49pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the middle of the northern Baghdad suburb of at-Taji on Saturday.

 

The at-Taji correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the bomb, which had been planted beside a side street in at-Taji went off by a US patrol, completely destroying a Humvee and killing or wounding all the American troops aboard.

 

The witnesses said that the Americans responded to the attack by opening fire indiscriminately around the area, which they also sealed off.

 

Salah ad-Din Province.

Bayji.

 

Heavy fighting between Resistance men, US occupation troops in as-Siniyah, near Bayji reported.

 

In a dispatch posted at 5:20pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that fierce fighting had been taking place between Iraqi Resistance forces and US troops in the as-Siniyah area near Bayji, about 200km north of Baghdad.

 

The Samarra’ correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that major fighting had been underway in the as-Siniyah area, which the Americans have completely closed off, allowing no one in or out, since Saturday night.

 

An Iraqi witness inside the city said that the Americans had suffered losses at the hands of the Resistance men, and that for their part the US forces had shelled numerous houses in the city, killing a large number of civilians, forcing local people to bury their dead in their back yards for fear of going out in the streets.

 

Al-Mushahadah.

 

American soldier reported killed while on patrol in al-Mushahadah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:35pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance marksman shot and killed a US soldier in the al-Mushahadah area, about 25km north of Baghdad.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a US patrol was temporarily halted in al-Mushahadah and the American troops had got out of their vehicles when one of them took a direct hit in the head from a Resistance sharpshooter’s bullet, killing him instantly.

 

The witnesses said that the remaining soldiers opened fire indiscriminately around the area and then pulled out about 10 minutes later.

 

Ad-Dulu ‘iyah.

 

Resistance battles US troops in ad-Dulu‘iyah, Saturday evening.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:17pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a fierce battle took place between Iraqi Resistance fighters and US troops in the city of ad-Dulu‘iyah, 97km north of Baghdad, on Saturday evening.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that Resistance men battled US troops backed up by more than 20 vehicles including a number of minesweepers in the al-Jabbur neighborhood of ad-Dulu‘iyah.

 

The source said that the fighting took place in gardens and groves and that US helicopters flew over the area. No further details were available.

 

Samarra’.

 

US occupation troops arrest two small children near Samarra’ to hold hostage in attempt to get Resistance commander to surrender.

 

In a dispatch posted at 11:20am Makkah time Sunday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation forces arrested two children of an Iraqi Resistance commander in Samarra’ during a dawn raid on his house.  The Americans found no one in the home other than the children so they took them prisoner.

 

The Samarra’ correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that US troops raided a home in the al-Hawish area about 17km northeast of Samarra’.  The house belongs to a Resistance commander who has been wanted by the US occupation forces for two years.  Not finding the Resistance man at home, and also failing to find his wife – whom they had intended to arrest as a hostage – the Americans arrested the two children instead.

 

The witnesses said that the Americans put black bags on the heads of the children, Khalid, aged 7 and his elder sister ‘Ubaydah, aged 10, and took them off to the US base.  The American troops told neighbors to convey a message to the children’s father that he must turn himself in if he wants his children to be released unharmed.

 

On Saturday, US troops carried out extensive raids in the city, arresting 24 local residents and taking over several houses for use as sniper posts.

 

Balad.

 

Resistance bomb blasts US column near Balad Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:37pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US column near Balad on Sunday morning.

 

The Balad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the main road near the city went off by a US column.  The explosion completely disabled a Humvee, killing or wounding its crew.

 

Resistance fighters ambush, kill five Iraqi puppet army troops in Balad Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 12:48pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that five Iraqi puppet army troops were killed an a sixth wounded on Saturday when Resistance fighters in the city of Balad, about 80km north of Baghdad, opened fire on them at noon on Saturday.

 

The Balad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that Resistance men attacked a civilian car carrying the six puppet “Iraqi Army” men who were wearing civilian clothes and riding through the southern part of the city.

 

The source said that the fighters withdrew from the area after killing five of the puppet troops and wounding the sixth.  That last man was taken to Balad General Hospital for treatment.

 

Babil Province.

Al-Latifiyah.

 

Resistance bomb destroys truck in US supply convoy in al-Latifiyah.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:26pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US supply convoy on the main road that runs through al-Latifiyah, about 30km south of Baghdad.

 

The al-Latifiyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a bomb that had been planted by the side of the main road went off by a US supply convoy, setting one supply truck on fire and totally burning up its contents in addition to killing the truck driver.

 

At-Ta’mim Province.

Kirkuk.

 

Resistance fighter blows himself up trying to kill puppet police official near Kirkuk Sunday morning.

 

In a dispatch posted at 2:21pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in an attempt to kill a high-ranking puppet police officer near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday morning.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the puppet police as saying that a Resistance man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up by the motorcade of the puppet police director for the Laylan Center in the city.

 

The blast killed an officer in the Iraqi puppet army and two bodyguards of the puppet security official.

 

The source said that the Resistance fighter blew himself up by the motorcade of Colonel Bula Muhammad, the puppet police director of the Laylan station in Kirkuk near a checkpoint in the Laylan area as he was on his way to work in the station, which is located 20km north of Kirkuk.  The source said that Colonel Bula Muhammad was unhurt in the attack.

 

Bombs target puppet army patrols near Kirkuk Saturday.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:08pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that two separate Iraqi Resistance bombs exploded by two Iraqi puppet army patrols on Saturday in southern Kirkuk.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported sources in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that one Iraqi Resistance bomb that had been planted on the Kirkuk – ar-Rashad road near the village of “7 Nisan” went off by a passing Iraqi puppet army patrol.  The source denied that the blast caused any casualties but eyewitnesses assured Mafkarat al-Islam that the blast caused heavy damage to one of the patrol vehicles, making it certain that some puppet troops had been killed or wounded.

 

The same puppet police source said that a second bomb planted near a former police command post on the Kirkuk – Tikrit road, not far from ar-Rashad (35km south of Kirkuk), went off by another puppet army patrol.  That blast caused material damage to a patrol vehicle, but again the source denied that there were any casualties.

 

Ninwa Province.

Al-Mawsil.

 

Resistance bomb targets puppet police near al-Mawsil on Saturday afternoon.

 

In a dispatch posted at 1:01pm Makkah time Sunday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of Iraqi puppet police in the area of the northern Iraqi city of al-Mawsil on Saturday afternoon.

 

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that a bomb that had been planted in the Wadi Hajar area to the southwest of al-Mawsil went off by a puppet police patrol, damaging a patrol vehicle and wounding three puppet policemen to varying degrees.  All were taken to hospital for treatment.

 

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