RESISTANCE REPORT : 4 JANUARY 2008

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Resistance report for events of friday 4 january 2008 :

Members of tribes in al-Karmah area had formed an "awakening" detachement
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 7:24pm Friday night Beijing time (2:24pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon), the Xinhua News Agency reported that members of local tribes in the al-Karmah area had formed the first collaborationist unit of an “Awakening” detachment in the area.
The “Awakening” police groups are made up of Sunni collaborators, most of them members of various tribes, paid by the US military to support the American occupation.  In recent months the US has sought to reduce Iranian influence in Iraq by relying increasingly on Sunni tribal collaborators rather than on the Shi‘i sectarian militias and collaborators who joined US forces in the invasion and occupation of the country.
Xinhua reported Shaykh Mushhin ‘Abbas al-Jumayli, the commander of the al-Karmah “Awakening” collaborator detachment as saying on the occasion that his band would “protect” the town and urged all those who had left the area as refugees to return.
Xinhua reported that a number of tribal leaders from the area of al-Karmah, from at-Taji in northern Baghdad, and Sab‘ al-Bur to the south had met with Shaykh ‘Abd al-Jabbar Abu Rishah, one of the founders of the pro-American “Awakening” collaborationist forces.  The pro-American tribal leaders discussed ways of uniting their efforts throughout the area of western Iraq.

Sectarian killing spree continues : two more bodies found on friday
In a dispatch posted at 8:09pm Baghdad time Friday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” forces had recovered the bodies of two more victims of sectarian murder that had been dumped in or near Baghdad.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet “Interior Ministry” as saying that one body was found in al-Mahmudiyah, 25km south of Baghdad in Babil Province and the other was found in the Baghdad district of as-Salikh.  Both had been shot to death.

Sunni collaborators resign from "awakening" in Bagdad's al-A'zamiyah following clashes with shi'i sectarian rivals
In a dispatch posted at 7:03pm Baghdad time Friday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that following battles two nights ago in Baghdad’s Sunni al-A‘zamiyah district between the Sunni collaborationist “Awakening” police on the one hand and the Shi‘i sectarian puppet “Iraqi National Guards” on the other, the commander and men of the “Awakening” organization have submitted their resignations from the pro-American body.
Yaqen reported that the collaborators insisted that they would return to the ranks and continue to patrol al-A‘zamiyah on behalf of US forces if they were put in charge of “security” in the district and no longer had to share such roles with soldiers and police of the puppet regime – most of whom are members of Shi‘i sectarian militias and parties.
In recent months the US, trying to reduce Iranian influence in Iraq, has sought to rely increasingly on Sunni collaborators rather than on the Shi‘i sectarian parties and forces that accompanied and supported the US invasion of Iraq from the beginning.  The Shi‘i sectarian puppet forces have resisted being replaced by Sunni collaborator “Awakening” forces and there have been localized clashes.
As of the time of reporting the Americans had made no public comment on the resignation of al-A‘zamiyah’s “Awakening” squads but it was expected that the US – which is in overall control of both the Sunni and Shi‘i puppet forces – would intervene to work out a division of labor between the rival collaborationist forces in their employ.

Demonstration in southern Bagdad following US killing of villager wednesday night
In a dispatch posted at 4:30pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that dozens of residents of the southern Baghdad neighborhood of al-Wahdah rallied on Friday to call on the US occupation forces to release prisoners and stop carrying out house-to-house raids.
Yaqen reported one of the demonstrators as saying that the rally began in the middle of the village of al-Hurriyah which US forces raided on Wednesday night.  The protestors marched to the headquarters of the town council where they denounced US troops for killing a civilian and demanded that the Americans release those whom they had arrested in al-Hurriyah – a village in the al-Wahdah area.
A source in the puppet police said on Thursday that one civilian had been killed and nine more people arrested when US troops carried out raids on al-Hurriyah village Wednesday night.  The source said that the Americans shot and killed the local resident in front of his relatives.
Protestors at the Friday rally carried signs that demanded compensation for families of victims killed in al-Hurriyah and the immediate release of the prisoners.

Bomb blows up US armored vehicle in eastern Bagdad friday afternoon
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 8:47pm Friday night Beijing time (3:47pm Baghdad time, Friday afternoon), the Xinhua News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US patrol on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad on Friday afternoon.
Xinhua reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the blast blew up and burned one American armored vehicle and also burned up a civilian car in the area, injuring six civilians.  The source said that he had no information regarding the nature or extent of US casualties.  As of the time of reporting, the American occupation forces had made no comment on the attack.

US announces discovery of jaysh al-Mahdi weapons cache in Bagdad
In a dispatch posted at 2:25pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the US military had announced the discovery of a weapons cache belonging to the pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in the Baghdad neighborhood of al-‘Amil.
Yaqen reported a US statement as saying that the cache, discovered at the ar-Rashid junction in al-‘Amil, was full of anti-tank explosives and six bombs ready to assemble.  The Americans said that they disarmed the explosive devices.
The al-‘Amil neighborhood has been a stronghold of the Jaysh al-Mahdi.  In recent months as America shifts its support to Sunni collaborator milita and away from the Shi‘i sectarian militias that took part in the invasion and occupation of the country, the Jaysh al-Mahdi has been the target of US and puppet regime forces, in particular in Baghdad and the cities of southern Iraq.  Americans and their Iraqi puppet regime allies have killed or captured a large number of the militia’s commanders and cadres.  

US admits deaths of two more american troops in Iraq thursday
In a dispatch posted at 11:15am Baghdad time Friday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the US military admitted that two more of its occupation troops had been killed in Iraq.
Yaqen reported a US communiqué as announcing that fighters equipped with light arms attacked US forces in combat operations in Diyala Province, east and north of Baghdad, on Thursday.  In keeping with the US practice of concealing information regarding its losses, the American statement failed to specify where in the province the attack took place.
The US communiqué also stated that a third American soldier was wounded in that attack and taken to a military hospital for treatment.

Collaborationist officer killed in bomb attack friday morning
In a dispatch posted at 5:55pm Makkah time Friday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that armed men planted two bombs in the car of ‘Adnan Qays Fawzi, an official in a collaborationist “Awakening” police grouping in al-Mushahadah, 25km north of Baghdad at dawn on Friday.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the bombs went off in Fawzi’s car just before he arrived at the check point that he oversees.  Fawzi was killed on the spot, according to an officer in the puppet police who said that the attackers were suspected of belonging to al-Qa‘idah.

US arrests puppet police officer for involvement in jaysh al-Mahdi
In a dispatch posted at 5:12pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that US occupation troops had carried out an airborne landing in the al-‘Askari neighborhood of eastern al-Miqdadiyah, 85km northeast of Baghdad, at dawn on Friday.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet regime as saying that the Americans captured four people in the course of the raid, among them ‘Ali Hamad at-Tamimi, an officer in the al-Miqdadiyah puppet police and commander of the collaborationist “popular committees” police organization in the Mu’akkida region.  US forces continue their hunt for a former colonel in the Iraqi Army who is believed to belong to the pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi.
In recent months the United States has been trying to reduce Iranian influence in Iraq by reversing the way it makes use of the sectarian divisions it relied on in invading and occupying the country.  The US initially encouraged and supported Shi‘i sectarian clerical elements based in Iran and relied on them as supporters in the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 and thereafter.  But in late 2006 and especially in 2007 the US began to create Sunni collaborationist bands, many of them of tribal origin and has begun to rely on them, shifting away from the Shi‘i sectarian parties and militias.
Accordingly,  the Jaysh al-Mahdi, formerly a member of the US-installed puppet regime, has become the target of US and puppet regime forces, in particular in Baghdad and the cities of southern Iraq.  Americans and their Iraqi puppet regime allies have killed or captured a large number of the militia’s commanders and cadres.

Gas cistern explodes in flame in al-Amarah friday night
In a dispatch posted at 7:30pm Baghdad time Friday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a cistern filled with gas blew up near a puppet police check point to the north of the city of al-‘Amarah, about 60km west of the Iranian border in southern Iraq at 7pm Friday night.
Yaqen reported the Director of al-‘Amarah General Hospital as saying that the blast burned two puppet policemen on duty at the checkpoint.  The Director added that fire was still blazing at the scene and that efforts to get victims out of the area was extremely difficult due to the intensity of the flames.  As of the time of reporting, the precise nature and extent of casualties and the reason for the explosion remained unknown.

Rockets slam into al-Basrah airport runway friday morning
In a dispatch posted at 1:05pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that Katyusha rockets slammed into the runway at al-Basrah Airport at dawn on Friday morning.
Yaqen reported that an Iraqi helicopter was parked on the runway at the time but was not damaged by the barrage.  A British spokesman announced that the rockets had been fired from an unknown location.

                                                                                                                                                              Source : albasrah.net

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