Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 12 December 2006. Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Tuesday, 12 December 2006.
· Iraqi woman gives birth to twins – Jihad and Fallujah – by the side of the road at US checkpoint after being blocked from entering al-Fallujah to go to hospital.
· US artillery shells mosque, houses in ar-Ramadi Tuesday evening.
· Three US soldiers reported killed in clashes in ar-Ramadi Tuesday morning.
· US, Iraqi puppet army troops kill Iraqi civilian in wild gunfire in Hit Monday night.
· Resistance bomb leaves four US Marines reported dead in Ba‘qubah. Americans shoot captive Iraqi youth dead after he laughed at US corpses.
· Resistance blasts US consulate in al-Hillah where Mossad agent is said to be among the American staff.
· Four US troops reported killed and seven wounded in Resistance car bombing in al-Mahmudiyah.
· Jaysh al-Mahdi commander in an-Najaf found dead in suspected internal Jaysh al-Mahdi fight over Shi‘i tithe money.
Iraqi woman gives birth to twins – Jihad and Fallujah – by the side of the road at US checkpoint after being blocked from entering al-Fallujah to go to hospital.
In a dispatch posted at 2:16pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that in what has become an increasingly common occurrence, an Iraqi woman gave birth at a US roadblock outside the city of al-Fallujah, about 60km west of Baghdad.
The al-Fallujah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported the female physician Sana’ Ahmad as saying that a 24-year-old woman gave birth to twins at the US checkpoint at the eastern entrance to al-Fallujah after the woman and her husband had been blocked from entering the city to go to the hospital. The Americans prevented her from getting into the city despite her obvious medical condition and despite the fact that her identity document proved that she was a resident of the city.
Dr. Ahmad said that the woman delivered the twins next to the concrete barricades set up around the checkpoint by the American occupation forces. After the birth the woman and her two newborns, a boy and a girl, were taken by ambulance to the hospital in al-Fallujah.
The new father told Mafkarat al-Islam that they had decided to call the boy Jihad and the girl Fallujah. He added that his wife was protected by God’s mercy as she gave birth in the street between the cement barricades.
US artillery shells mosque, houses in ar-Ramadi Tuesday evening.
In a dispatch posted at 6:55pm Makkah time Tuesday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier, US artillery fire had targeted the Harun ar-Rashid Mosque in the al-Jumhuriyah area of central ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad.
The ar-Ramadi correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that American artillery had fired four shells, two of which struck the Harun ar-Rashid Mosque, inflicting heavy damage on the prayer hall and other rooms of the mosque. Two houses nearby were also destroyed.
At the time of reporting, fire was spreading throughout the place of worship despite efforts by local residents in the last few minutes to extinguish it.
Three US soldiers reported killed in clashes in ar-Ramadi Tuesday morning.
In a dispatch posted at 12:35pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that intermittent fighting between Iraqi Resistance men and US occupation troops had been going on in ar-Ramadi, 110km west of Baghdad since Tuesday morning.
The ar-Ramadi correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the fighting in the first 15 minutes was centered around the al-Mal‘ab area and then spread to a wider area after the arrival of American reinforcements on the scene. The combat then spread to two more neighborhoods in addition to al-Mal‘ab – ad-Dubbat and as-Sikak.
The battle went on for about three hours and then was followed by sniping. The correspondent reported Resistance sources as saying that one US vehicle was destroyed and a second disabled and three US troops were killed and nine more of them wounded in the combat. One Resistance fighter was also killed.
Resistance bomb destroys US minesweeper in ar-Ramadi late Monday night.
In a dispatch posted at 2:56pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US column in ar-Ramadi, about 110km west of Baghdad late on Monday night.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents of the area where the attack took place as saying that a bomb that had been planted in the middle of the road in the as-Surah area near the as-Sufiyah district of eastern ar-Ramadi went off by a US column badly damaging an American minesweeping vehicle.
Since the attack took place late at night during the hours of curfew when residents were not allowed out of their houses, no information on the nature or extent of US casualties was available.
US, Iraqi puppet army troops kill Iraqi civilian in wild gunfire in Hit Monday night.
In a dispatch posted at 4:44pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation troops shot and killed an Iraqi civilian during clashes with Resistance fighters in the city of Hit, about 165km northwest of Baghdad on Monday night.
The Hit correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that a force of US troops together with their Iraqi puppet army allies fought a fierce battle with a group of Resistance fighters near Hit General Hospital on Monday night.
The witnesses said that the Americans and their Iraqi puppet allies were firing indiscriminately and intensely in every direction and not specifically towards where incoming Resistance gunfire was coming. As a result of their wild shooting, one Iraqi civilian who was far from the area where Resistance men were shooting at the Americans was killed.
Resistance bomb destroys American bomb disposal robot in southwestern Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 2:35pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces planted a bomb with the intent to target US or puppet troops in the al-I‘lam neighborhood of southwestern Baghdad. The Americans learned that a bomb had been planted there, however, when pro-American Shi‘i sectarian gunmen informed them of the explosive device.
The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as sayign that the Americans brought in a robotic bomb disposal officer. Although the Americans had been alerted to the presence of the bomb, the Resistance was still able to detonate the device by remote control and in so doing they completely destroyed the American bomb-disposal robot.
Resistance blasts Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen with rockets in western Baghdad.
In a dispatch posted at 2:18pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired two S5K rockets into a concentration of pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen in western Baghdad.
The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance blasted a concentration of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen in the al-Hurriyah neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, scoring direct hits on the building. Eyewitnesses said that the barrage left about 20 of the Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen dead or wounded.
Early morning bomb rips through Baghdad district where puppet “ministries” are located.
In a dispatch posted at 8:36am Makkah time Tuesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a car bomb exploded in the middle of Baghdad on Tuesday morning, killing at least 40 people and wounding 34 by preliminary reports.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported an official of the puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” as telling Reuters that the explosion occurred on at-Tayran Square, where numerous puppet ministries are located, at about 7am local time. After the blast the sound of gunfire rang out in the smoke enveloped area.
Resistance fighters kill member of pro-American Kurdish separatist party.
In a dispatch posted at 4:55pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters shot and killed a member of the pro-American Kurdish separatist Kurdistan Democratic Party in the town of Qarah Tabbah (Qarah Tappah), about 130km northeast of Baghdad.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party is headed by Mas‘ud Barzani, a political operative whom the US occupation forces have installed as “President” of the northern Iraqi region known as “Kurdistan.”
Resistance bomb leaves four US Marines reported dead in Ba‘qubah. Americans shoot Iraqi youth for laughing at US corpses.
In a dispatch posted at 6:56pm Makkah time Tuesday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US Humvee in the as-Sufiyah district to the northeast of Ba‘qubah, about 65km northeast of Baghdad.
The Ba‘qubah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the bomb explosion was followed by a Resistance rocket attack that blasted the stricken American vehicle in two, killing the four Marines who were aboard it.
The witnesses said that US troops rushed to seal off the area where the attack took place. They proceeded to arrest 17 local people. The Americans also shot and killed a man who laughed with joy on seeing the four bloody corpses of the dead Marines sprawled around the area. Witnesses said that ‘Umar ‘Abd as-Sattar, a young student in the College of Dentistry was laughing over the deaths of the Marines as the Americans arrested him and when he was walked past the scene of the attack he laughed even harder prompting the Americans to shoot him even though his hands were bound. ‘Abd as-Sattar died instantly.
Resistance men kill puppet policemen in Ba‘qubah.
In a dispatch posted at 4:55pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters armed with machine guns shot and killed two puppet policemen as they drove their car in the at-Tahrir area of Ba‘qubah.
The correspondent reported a witness as saying that the Resistance attackers were able to leave the area after carrying out their assault.
US troops kill member of family during house raid in Ba‘qubah on Monday.
In a dispatch posted at 11:13am GMT Tuesday, Quds Press reported that US troops on Monday raided the home of Ja‘far ‘Abd al-Hasan ad-Dalfi in the at-Tahrir neighborhood of the city of Ba‘qubah, about 65km northeast of Baghdad. There they arrested ad-Dalfi, his daughter Fadilah, and his son Talib. An American perched atop a US military vehicle, meanwhile, shot and killed ad-Dalfi’s other son, Hafiz.
The correspondent for Quds Press reported that after killing the one son and arresting the other family members, the Americans proceeded to destroy the house, smashing the furniture and other family possessions.
Resistance blasts US consulate in al-Hillah where Mossad agent is said to be among the American staff.
In a dispatch posted at 1:59pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired four mortar rounds at the US consulate in the city of al-Hillah, about 100km south of Baghdad at dawn on Tuesday.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported residents in the al-Mu‘allimin neighborhood, which is located near the American consulate, which is located in the Babil Tourist Hotel on the al-Hillah shores, as saying that plumes of thick smoke rose from the facility after the blast.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that there were more than 50 US employees working at the al-Hillah consulate. Among the American officials is believed to be at least one officer in the Zionist Mossad secret police according to residents of the city.
Four US troops reported killed and seven wounded in Resistance car bombing in al-Mahmudiyah.
In a dispatch posted at 12:10pm Makkah time midday Tuesday, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a US military column in al-Mahmudiyah, about 30km south of Baghdad at 9 o’clock local time.
The al-Mahmudiyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance man, driving a sedan blasted into a US column on al-Gharir Tribe Road. A source in the Resistance told the correspondent that the explosion killed four US troops and wounded seven more of them, in addition to destroying one Humvee and disabling a second.
Iraqi puppet army general survives third assassination attempt near Kirkuk Tuesday.
In a dispatch posted at 4:30pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the commander of the First Brigade of the infrastructure of the Iraqi puppet army survived an Iraqi Resistance bomb attack near Kirkuk on Tuesday.
The Kirkuk correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that Brigadier General Safin Haydar survived the bomb explosion that went off by his motorcade at the crossroads in the al-Hindiyah area south of Kirkuk which he was passing on his way to his office.
The correspondent reported that the blast caused no casualties. It was the third assassination attempt on the life of General Haydar to take place in or near the city of Kirkuk.
AP cameraman shot, killed in al-Mawsil Tuesday morning.
In a dispatch posted at 4:39pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that unknown armed men shot and killed a cameraman working for the American Associated Press (AP) in the northern city of al-Mawsil Tuesday morning.
The al-Mawsil correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that an armed group opened fire on Aswan Ahmad al-Jaff, a cameraman working for the AP as he was driving his car near his home in the at-Ta’mim neighborhood of eastern al-Mawsil, killing him instantly.
Quds Press reported a source in the puppet Press Office in al-Mawsil as saying that al-Jaff’s body had been taken to the Forensic Medicine Institute. The source said that the puppet police had begun an investigation into the shooting, noting that the identity of the killers was still unknown.
Quds Press noted that about a month earlier Mahmud Alban, a cameraman for ash-Sharqiyah TV, was killed. Previously the city also witnessed the death of a woman journalist who worked for the local bureau al-‘Iraqiyah TV.
More than 80 journalists and 27 assistants have been killed in Iraq since the American invasion in the spring of 2003, most of them killed by US troops, Mafkarat al-Islam reported. Quds Press reported that over 150 journalists had been killed in Iraq since the American occupation, according to semi-official statistics compiled by journalist organizations and associations.
Jaysh al-Mahdi commander in an-Najaf found dead in suspected internal Jaysh al-Mahdi fight over tithe money.
In a dispatch posted at 1:36pm Makkah time Tuesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that sources in the Iraqi puppet police had announced that they had discovered the body of a pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi commander in his home in an-Najaf on Tuesday morning.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported the sources as saying that Sayyid Khamis was found shot to death in his home in the ash-Shuhada’ neighborhood of an-Najaf. He was shot in bed in what the puppet police said was an internal dispute among rival groups within the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia.
The source explained that major splits within the pro-Iranian organization over the gathering and distribution of Shi‘i tithes and alms collected from Shi‘i believers in support of the Shi‘i shrines in an-Najaf. Those funds are known variously as al-Khums, an-Nudhur, and al-Adahi and the puppet police source said that the killing came a month after various factions within the Jaysh al-Mahdi had begun to exchange accusations over the control and handling of the money.