24 July 2006

Iraqi Resistance Report: 21-23 July

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice
  • Iraqi Resistance shoots down US helicopter northeast of ar-Ramadi Thursday evening.
  • After two months, US blockade of ar-Ramadi threatens 9,000 children with death; 189 children, 78 women have already died in American bombardments in the city during the last two months, 35 pregnant women died because blockade blocked access to hospitals.
  • When Ba‘qubah neighborhood resists US assault, Americans rocket houses, killing family of six, abduct 26 residents including women and children before dawn Friday.
  • Nighttime Resistance barrage starts huge fire in Polish occupation’s Camp Eko in ad-Diwaniyah Thursday night.
  • Iraqi Resistance sharpshooters reportedly kill one American, one Iraqi puppet soldier in ar-Ramadi.
  • Resistance group says US helicopter shot down near al-Mahmudiyah Thrusday evening.
  • Four US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in al-Khalidiyah.
  • US Commander in Iraq General George Casey flies to al-Fallujah to court local notables as American casualties mount.
  • US soldier reported killed by sharpshooter as Resistance mounts series of attacks in al-Fallujah area.
  • Iraqi President Saddam Husayn reported hospitalized for treatment of health problems caused by 16-day hunger strike. Defense team announces boycott of show “trial,” saying a priori verdict against their clients has already been decided.
  • Two US troops reported killed in bombing south of Balad.
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