Resistance Claims 80+ More
US Dead In Fallujah
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr
Member editorial board
The Free Arab Voice
Resistance spokesman: booby traps kill 80 US troops in an-Nazal neighborhood on Thursday-Friday.
In a dispatch posted at 12:30pm Mecca time Friday, the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Fallujah reported that more than 80 US troops had been killed during Thursday-Friday in the an-Nazal neighborhood of the city, which the Americans occupied during heavy fighting early Thursday.
Shaykh Abu As'ad ad-Dulaymi, the official spokesman of the Consultative Council of the Mujahideen of al-Fallujah told the correspondent on Friday that the Resistance fighters did not engage in combat or attack the occupation forces the night before; all the American dead were the result of booby-traps that had been set up and left by the Resistance before they evacuated the neighborhood. Seven houses were booby trapped and blown up with US troops in them Thursday morning. Four of those explosions killed more than 45 troops. The three other blasts took place at around 1am Friday. The Resistance also blew up the high-tension electricity generator and three telephone booths.
Shaykh Abu As'ad reported that the Resistance had booby-trapped five US soldiers' bodies, tying them to hand grenades under the bodies so that lifting the corpse pulled the security pin and detonated the explosives.
The spokesman said that most of the American prisoners in their custody had provided intelligence that would prove useful to the Resistance in the future, including information on the location of US forces, their numbers and when their commanders are there. Three prisoners pronounced the Islamic credo "there is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God," but the shaykh said they didn't think they were sincere. The captives later admitted that they had heard from other American soldiers that if they were ever captured, they should say those words and the Resistance would automatically release them. It obviously isn't so easy.
Shaykh Abu As'ad ad-Dulaymi said, "this is a victory from God, and confirms what the Prophet Muhammad said about Divine help in times of terror making things easier for a month. He said, "I am very encouraged by last night's operations, and I feel that God has embraced us with His care and support."
The Shaykh apologized to Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent for not letting him into the city during the heavy combat on Thursday, saying that the reason was the intensity of the battle and their fear lest the correspondent be hurt, since Mafkarat al-Islam is the only one that brings the news of events and fighting in al-Fallujah to the outside world.
Seven US troops killed in Resistance bombing in ar-Ramadi.
A high-explosive Iraqi Resistance roadside bomb exploded on the road leading to ar-Ramadi General Hospital in ar-Ramadi as a US armored vehicle passed by at precisely 1pm Friday. The local correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported that seven American troops were killed in the blast.
The bomb went off just as worshippers were coming out of a nearby mosque, providing many witnesses to the attack. The witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that an eighth American soldier was seriously wounded in the blast, blood coming out of his ears.
The US patrol had been on its way to ar-Ramadi General Hospital, which they search from time to time trying to find wounded Resistance fighters to arrest. But after the bombing, they turned around, taking their seven dead and one severely wounded man with them.
Resistance bomb targets US Humvee in as-Saqlawiyah.
Iraqi Resistance forces detonated a bomb under a US column as it passed along a street crowded with auto repair garages and car washes in as-Saqlawiyah near al-Fallujah on Friday at 9am. Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the blast destroyed a US Humvee and killed four American troops. No Iraqis were harmed by the explosion, since today is Friday. US forces, however, arrested 15 innocent civilians, after spending about an hour hauling away their dead and the wreckage of the vehicle.
Resistance targets US airbase with multiple powerful blows, cutting off water, electricity and then pounding it with rockets and mortars.
Iraqi Resistance forces in Hit on Thursday blew up a pipeline that supplied all the water used by the US 'Ayn al-Asad air base. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam in the city reported that five bombs were planted in different places along the length of the pipeline. The Resistance then blew it up at 8:30pm Thursday night, so damaging it that it cannot be repaired.
Resistance forces also blew up nine electric power towers that carried electricity from the Hadithah dam to the US base. The correspondent there reported that the American base was completely dark all night long.
The Resistance made use of the cover of darkness, bombarding the camp with six powerful Ababil rockets at 11pm and again at 11:30pm Thursday night.
The Resistance struck the darkened base with 14 Grad rockets, and then at 12 midnight fired twelve 120mm mortar rounds into the American facility. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam could see thick smoke rising over the base and heard the sounds of explosions going off inside. The Americans did not return fire, nor did their warning sirens sound, which they usually do when they come under attack.
Friday morning revealed that the US forces had taken heavy losses. An officer in the puppet police told Mafkarat al-Islam that more than 150 US troops had been killed and dozens more wounded, including one "Captain Carl" the base commander. This was confirmed by one of the translators who also spoke to the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent.
An Iraqi Resistance group calling itself the First Army of Muhammad announced its responsibility for the attack.



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