Wednesday, 4 May 2005.
Ramadi. Causing heavy destruction of buildings and leaving 30 Americans dead or wounded, Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a violent bombardment of 10 rockets on the US base in the Anbar University College of Agriculture, a facility operated by the Iraqi Army of Jerusalem militia before the American invasion in spring 2003. One of the puppet police, brought in from southern Iraq by the Americans after the local people refused to serve the invaders in the puppet forces, said that of Iraqi collaborators who work on the base and sleep on the facility, four were killed. Four US helicopters prowled above the facility, showing there were large numbers of casualties.
Habbaniyah. Iraqi Resistance forces fired seven heavy 120mm mortar rounds into the US base setting fires blazing inside and sending up plumes of smoke.
Iraqi Resistance forces mounted a heavy mortar barrage of four 120mm mortar rounds slamming into a concentration of US troops near the northern train station, inflicting a number of dead and wounded.
Baghdad. An Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded among members of the puppet "Iraqi national guard" killing 15 and wounding 20.
Iraqi Resistance forces fired a barrage of 14 rockets and mortar rounds into the notorious US Abu Ghurayb prison camp. The rockets and mortar shells mostly blasted into the eastern parts of the camp where US troops and military vehicles were located. One of the rockets landed in the middle of a group of US soldiers, killing 24 American troops and wounding 15. A number of US helicopters flew in to evacuate casualties taking two hours, interspersed with sorties by US fighter planes at low altitude.
An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a column of six US armored vehicles on the highway disabling one, killing two US troops and wounding four.
Samarra'. An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of four Humvees destroying one, killing three US troops and wounding two.
Irbil. 80 were killed and 150 wounded when an Iraqi Resistance fighter blew himself up in the office of a collaborationist Kurdistan Democratic Party, that also serves as a recruiting center for the puppet police. 300 volunteers for the puppet forces were present in the center. Ambulances raced to a scene of chaos.
Iskandariyah. An Iraqi Resistance martyrdom fighter drove an Opel car into a column of two US Bradley armored vehicles destroying two Humvees, killing seven US troops and wounding one.
Latifiyah. Iraqi Resistance forces with a Strela rocket shot down a US Black Hawk helicopter which caught fire and crashed. US forces surrounded the site to search for the bodies of the crewmen all of whom were killed.
Khalis. An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the main road as a US patrol column of five US Humvees was passing setting one ablaze, killing two US troops and wounding two.
Basrah. In a continuation of the wave of Shi'i sectarian arrests perpetrated by the Anglo-American occupation regime and its local stooges, four Sunni religious leaders were arrested. One was hauled away from his home, along with his cousin.
Two other Sunnis were arrested, one a repairman of electrical appliances after a puppet "Iraqi national guard" detachment surrounded the area. He was severely beaten in front of local residents as he was dragged away. Another working as a furniture upholsterer was also arrested. These arrests indicate a change of tactics by the occupation regime and its stooges. In the past arrests were carried out by the puppet "national guard" but now provincial puppet security and puppet intelligence services have been pressed into service as the arrests of members of the Sunni community continue, greatly exacerbating sectarian tensions.
The Board of Muslim 'Ulama' [Scholars] announced that Board member Shaykh Salim, was released by US and puppet forces as a result of efforts by Sunni organizations. Puppet Intelligence forces of the puppet "national guard" and puppet police had arrested Shaykh Salim, the chief supervisor of education in al-Basrah province, and the preacher in the Mosque, as a wave of sectarian arrests swept the area.