20 June 2006

Iraq Resistance Reports: 16-18 June

[Editors note: Based on information contained in the 16 June report, our analysis of the Mosque bombing that morning appears to be incorrect. The Resistance claims to have attacked Uncle Sam's Badr Brigade Death Squad headquarters, located inside the mosque. Our apologies.]

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice
  • Resistance bomb reportedly kills three US troops in southern al-Fallujah.
  • Resistance bomber blasts Buratha Shi‘i mosque headquarters of the pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigades.
  • Resistance barrages drive British troops out of their base near al-‘Amarah and into animal pens for the night.
  • Americans round up villagers near al-Hadithah, order residents to inform on any journalists seeking information on al-Hadithah massacre or other matters.
  • Veteran Iraqi Army commander warns Resistance not to get caught by a “Ramadi sponge,” saying US is using siege of ar-Ramadi to draw in and destroy as many Resistance fighters as it can.
  • US troops take over mosque, turn it into a headquarters for themselves in ar-Ramadi Saturday.
  • Gangs of Shi‘i criminals launch rampage through Sunni homes near Buratha Mosque headquarters of Badr Brigades, following Friday bomb attack.
  • Resistance bomb kills sectarian Badr Brigade field commander and aides as they leave US “Green Zone” headquarters.
  • US admits one occupation soldier killed, two others “missing” following Friday Resistance assault on US checkpoint in al-Yusufiyah.
  • Two suspected American intelligence agents killed in Resistance bombing in ad-Diwaniyah midday Saturday.
  • US air raid butchers eight members of family northeast of al-Fallujah.
  • American soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in ar-Ramadi.
  • US aircraft destroys 1100-year old Abbasi Palace near ‘Anah in western Iraq.
  • Resistance bomb reportedly kills two US troops south of Bayji.
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