23 February 2006

Iraqi Resistance Report: Wednesday, 22 February 2006

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice
  • Suspicious bombing of Shi'i shrine in Samarra’ signals start of Shi'i sectarian rampages throughout Iraq.
  • Mysterious bombs partly destroy golden dome of tomb of Shi'i Imam 'Ali al-Hadi in Samarra’ at dawn Wednesday. Sunni religious leaders rush to condemn attack. Sources claim puppet "Interior Ministry Shock Troops (Maghawir)" carried out the bombing.
  • Iraqi Baath Party denounces bombing of Shi'i shrine, says Badr Brigades and US are responsible, analyzes background.
  • Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq Denounces bombing of Imam 'Ali al-Hadi Tomb.
  • Shi'i sectarian gunmen including pro-American Badr Brigades and Muqtada as-Sadr’s Jaysh al-Mahdi attack 33 Sunni mosques, one Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad, burning, wrecking, and looting all day Wednesday.
  • Sunni families in al-'Amarah and an-Nasiriyah receive asylum, protection from Arab tribal leaders against rampaging pro-Iranian Badr Brigade Shi'i sectarian gunmen.
  • Chaos reported in al-Basrah as Shi'i sectarian gangs attack Sunni sites throughout the city.
  • Sectarian murders of Sunnis continue in southern Iraq following reported arrival of new hit list from Iranian Intelligence.
  • Late Wednesday night bulletin: Resistance forces deploy in strength in Sunni areas of Baghdad ready for battle with Badr Brigade and puppet "Shock Troop" sectarians.
  • Resistance bomb blasts US troops in an-Najaf.
  • Resistance bomb in ar-Ramadi leaves two US troops reported dead.
  • Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in al-Karmah, east of al-Fallujah.
  • Resistance carries out attacks on Danish occupation troops in southern Iraq.
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