Many More US Troops
Blown To Pieces -

By Muhammad Abu Nasr
Free Arab Voice - Edited By JUS
A car bomb exploded by the al-Jazirah wooden bridge in the village of al-Jazirah near ar-Ramadi at 3:25pm Monday afternoon. The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reported local witnesses as saying that the booby-trapped Volvo car was parked by the side of the road at the bottom of the bridge. A US column approached on its way to do its usual round of patrols but spotted the car. Seven American troops left the column and approached the car, fearful that it might be booby trapped.
When the US soldiers got close, the car exploded. The local police told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Americans had not been able to find all the remains of their dead soldiers because many were blown to pieces by the force of the blast and charred bits of bodies and small pieces of limbs were scattered all over the place. Local witnesses confirmed that fact. The correspondent said he was unable to remain long on the scene because of the pervasive smell of the dead bodies that resembled that of roasted meat.
US helicopters carried away the remains and the US column hastily returned to its base out of fear of being caught out after dark, something they regard as a nightmarish prospect, the correspondent noted.
Attack On US Facility In Al-Qa'im
Resistance forces on Monday mounted two attacks on the old Customs building in al-Qa'im on the Syrian border - now used as a US military concentration point.
Witnesses told Mafkarat al-Islam that an Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter in an explosives-laden Opel accelerated to "crazy" high speed and blasted into an American column that was entering the customs building compound at about 4:45pm, Baghdad time. The attack took the Americans completely by surprise and they were unable even to get off one shot, as they usually do at any approaching car. As a result, the attacker was able to detonate his car in the midst of the American column setting off an explosion heard throughout the whole city. The blast was so powerful that all the glass in windows in nearby houses and even some fairly far away was smashed.
US forces gathered, as usual, to extract the dead and wounded from the area. Ten minutes later, Resistance fighters fired a Grad rocket into the same area targeting the large congregation of US forces, Mafkarat al-Islam reported in a dispatch posted at 5:25pm Mecca time Monday.
After the Grad attack, Resistance fighters continued to attack the US forces in the area for several minutes.
Resistance Shoots Down Unmanned US Spy Plane
Resistance forces shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance plane in the al-Bu 'Assaf area, 2km west of Hit at 6:30pm Monday with a 37mm anti-aircraft machine gun.
In a dispatch posted at 8:50pm Mecca time, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a US helicopter and fighter plane were at that moment searching for the wreckage of the spy plane, but that the Resistance had seized the craft as soon as it crashed. Local people flocked in to celebrate the victory and later set it on fire.
Bomber Kills US Troops, Allawi Police In Bayji
A martyrdom fighter drove an Opel car packed with explosives into the barbed wire and barriers at the entrance to the Allwai police station in Bayji and detonated himself and the vehicle at about 8am Monday morning, according to an Allawi police officer who survived the blast and spoke with Mafkarat al-Islam. The police station was used by American occupation troops as one of their local headquarters as well, and as a result of the blast five American soldiers along with 11 puppet policemen were reportedly killed. In addition, three other US troops were seriously wounded and 15 Allawi policemen injured in the blast.
Two British Troops Killed In Bomb Attack
A Resistance roadside bomb hidden under a rubbish pile exploded in the Qal'at Salih area of the city of al-'Amarah south of Baghdad at 8am Monday morning local time. The blast damaged a British military vehicle, killing two British troops and seriously wounding two more.
Two Collaborating Tribal Chiefs In Al-'Amarah Assassinated
Mafkarat al-Islam's correspondent in al-'Amarah reports that many townspeople in the city have obediently gone along with an agreement concluded between traditional tribal chiefs and the British occupation forces to cooperate in actions against what they term "Wahhabi terrorists." As a result, the British, with the help of local dupes launched massive searches for any "strangers" in the city, rampaging through hotels and mosques for four hours. The British-led mobs arrested 12 citizens, all of them Sunnis, some residents in the city, others people who had come there looking for work.
The correspondent of Mafkarat al-Islam reports that in response to this, immediately after the search of the city at about 1pm, Iraqi Resistance fighters shot to death two Shi'i tribal chiefs who were collaborating with the British aggressors. The Resistance left a piece of paper on the car of one of the dead collaborators on which was written a passage from the Qur'an: "we have not wronged them, rather it was they who wronged themselves."
For several days the predominantly Shi'i city of al-'Amarah has been the scene of an effort to sow religious sectarian discord among Sunni, Shi'i, and other citizens, thereby strengthening the hand of the occupation.
Recently, masked persons attacked and beat up two Sunni citizens in the al-Ansar Mosque in the city. On the same day two people were killed as they left a Shi'i Husayniyah place of worship in al-'Amarah. Two other people were injured in another Shi'i Husayniyah. On the same day shots were fired at a gathering of the Sabi'ah (Sabaeans - followers of an ancient pre-Christian religion) in one of the city's neighborhoods.
The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reports that it is believed that there is a group trying to sow discord and conflict between the city's Shi'i majority and the other religious communities so that the occupation and forces allied with it can secure their aims at the expense of the unity of the Iraqi people.
Two "Election" Centers Bombed, No Casualties Reported
Resistance bombs exploded minutes apart at two election centers in the city of al-Basrah on Monday afternoon. The first bomb went off in the Rawdat al-Yasmin [Jasmine Garden] area of al-Mishraq in al-Basrah, the second went off five minutes later at an election station in al-Fayha' School in downtown al-Basrah.
Witnesses said that the blasts inflicted severe damage to the two election stations, destroying the outer fences and breaking all the glass in windows in those buildings and in the ones around the area however no human casualties were reported. The blasts occurred at a time when traffic in the areas was diminished, due in part to the increase in bombings in the city in the last two weeks. Allawi police stations have been attacked or bombed on almost every night.



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