29 August 2006

Iraqi Resistance Reports: 25-28 August

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice
  • Four US Marines reported dead in hour-long gun battle with Resistance fighters in al-Hadithah, midday Friday.
  • Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in al-Fallujah at noon Friday.
  • Resistance landmine blasts American tank leaving two US troops reported dead in Hit late Friday morning.
  • US air raids kill seven civilians in ar-Ramadi midday Friday; 20 more residents wounded. Locals shocked at sudden strikes, as city had been totally quiet.
  • US artillery opens up on mosque in ar-Ramadi during Friday prayers, killing five worshippers, wounding 26.
  • Americans kill three local men, one of them aged 70, in ar-Ramadi, then use the bodies for target practice.
  • Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen together with pro-American puppet regime “Shock Troops” attack, destroy Sunni mosque in Baghdad late Thursday night, murdering two wounded mosque defenders.
  • Three US troops reported killed in Resistance ambush in al-Fallujah Friday afternoon.
  • SCIRI chief renews calls for “federal” partition of Iraq, echoing desires of US, Zionist imperial strategists.
  • New batch of Sunni captives herded to Buratha Mosque by pro-American Shi‘i sectarian death squads for torture and murder Saturday.
  • Deadly high-explosive Resistance bomb takes out CIA vehicle in Baghdad Saturday afternoon.
  • Resistance bomb blasts US Humvee in al-Mawsil leaving US soldier reported dead early Saturday.
  • Puppet “Governing Council” of al-Basrah issues stringent censorship order for journalists following demonstrations in support of Iraqi President Saddam Husayn.
  • US soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in al-Khalidiyah.
  • Bodies of 26 Sunnis, all torture victims, found in Baghdad in 48-hour period. Among them a mother and her three sons kidnapped by Shi‘i sectarian gunmen two days ago.
  • US snipers kill 16 Iraqi civilians, including four women, three children, in ar-Ramadi.
  • US soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah midday Monday.
  • Four US troops reported killed in ambush in eastern Hit.
  • Resistance mortars blast US consulate in al-Hillah.
  • US soldier reported killed in Resistance bombing in ad-Dayirah, south of Baghdad.
  • Hand of Iranian religious leaders seen behind battle over control of Shi‘i religious funds in fighting in ad-Diwaniyah.