One eyewitness commented that people are afraid of the American patrols because they kill civilians with impunity just because people happen get too close to them. The witness, Jalal Muhammad, 38, explained that the American patrol wander the streets and turn up alleys and side roads and people happen to wander unawares into their path and then the Americans just shoot them. This happens regularly, Muhammad said, and the result is that people are frequently wounded or killed.
News Agency reported that armed attackers pounded the base jointly occupied by US and puppet troops in ath-Tharthar, north of ar-Ramadi (which is 110km west of Baghdad) with mortar shells at midday Saturday.
reported a source in the puppet regime as saying that the barrage disabled a vehicle that was inside the base at the time. Eyewitnesses said that the attack sent plumes of smoke rising into the sky from inside the facility. Tribal leader killed near al-Fallujah
In a dispatch posted at 10:45am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that armed men shot and killed Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abd al-Hadi ‘Ursan az-Zawbi‘i, a member of the Tribal Chiefs Council of Iraq.
Yaqen reported a relative of ‘Ursan az-Zawbi‘i as saying that the attack took place as the shaykh was returning to his home in the Khan Darri area to the east of al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad. The relative said that as of that moment they knew nothing about who killed the shaykh or the motives behind the killing.
Sectarian murder spree continues : 12 bodies found dumped around Bagdad on saturday
In a dispatch posted at 8:34pm Baghdad time Saturday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” announced that the bodies of 12 victims of sectarian violence had been recovered in Baghdad in the previous 24 hours.
The AMSI reported a source in the puppet “Interior Ministry” as saying that 12 bodies were recovered in various parts of Baghdad on Saturday. All of the victims had been shot to death.
The Shi‘i sectarian militias are pressing ahead with sectarian abductions, torture, and murder of Sunnis in an effort to “cleanse” Baghdad and vast swaths of Iraqi territory to the south and east of Sunnis. The bloody sectarian campaign is aimed at implementation of plans to partition Iraq drawn up by Zionist and American think tanks.
The idea of “the dissolution of Iraq into a Shi‘ite state, a Sunni state and the separation of the Kurdish part” was voiced by veteran Zionist military correspondent Ze’ev Schiff in Ha'aretz on2 June 1982 and was a part of the divide-and-rule strategy laid out by Zionist writer Oded Yinon in his “Strategy for Israel in the 1980s,” published in Kivunim (Directions), A Journal for Judaism and Zionism, published by the World Zionist Organization in occupied Jerusalem in February 1982. (It was translated by the late anti-Zionist writer and activist Israel Shahak and is widely available.)
The idea of splitting the Shi‘ah in Iraq from the rest of the country was a cornerstone of the neo-Conservative strategy laid out in “A Clean Break” a paper drawn up by American Zionist government officials Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, and Paul Wolfowitz in 1996 for the then Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then in 2000 the neo-Conservative Project for a New American Century wrote Rebuilding America’s Defenses on the basis of the “Clean Break.”Yaqen
The American version of the strategy for a partition of Iraq appeared in the article “The Three-State Solution” published in The New York Times on 25 November 2003 by Leslie Gelb (President Emeritus of the US Council on Foreign Relations). The same idea was reiterated, this time with “bi-partisan support” in the article by Gelb and US Democratic Senator Joseph Biden in “Unity through Autonomy in Iraq,” in The New York Times on 1 May 2006.
Then on 8 October 2006 the London Sunday Times reported that the partition of Iraq along religious and ethnic lines was one of the suggestions that the Baker-Hamilton commission was advancing.
Bomb on bus wounds seven civilians in ad-Durah saturday afternoon
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 8:57pm Saturday night Beijing time (3:57pm Baghdad time), the Xinhua News Agency reported that a bomb had exploded on a Kia minibus in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah on Saturday afternoon.
Xinhua reported the puppet police as saying that the bomb had been hidden in a plastic bag on the bus and went off near a bridge in ad-Durah. The blast wounded seven civilian passengers aboard the vehicle, three of them severely. The source added that the bus also suffered heavy damage. The injured persons were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Puppet regime in Bagdad receives 110 armored vehicle from NATO
In a dispatch posted at 2:09pm Makkah time Saturday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the US-installed Iraqi “Ministry of Defense” announced that it had received 110 armored vehicles from the NATO alliance under an agreement with the US-run organization.
Mafkarat al-Islam reported a spokesman for the puppet “Defense Ministry” as saying that NATO sent the vehicles so as to create puppet Iraqi armored forces using western military gear in order to back up US efforts to control the country. The spokesman indicated that the American satellite countries in NATO also sent military technicians along with the vehicles to train and prepare Iraqi puppet troops in the use of the vehicles in combat on behalf of the US occupation.
Mortar shells target collaborationist "al-Azamiyah awakening" police headquarters saturday morning
In a dispatch posted at 11:01am Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that four mortar shells blasted into the Baghdad district of al-A‘zamiyah on Saturday morning.
In recent days al-A‘zamiyah was the scene of fighting between the “Awakening” police and their Shi‘i sectarian rivals in the “Iraqi National Guard” – both organizations in the pay of the US occupation authorities. US admits death of american soldier in bomb attack in Iraq wednesday
In a dispatch posted at 10:05m Baghdad time Saturday morning, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that the US military admitted that one more of its soldiers had been killed in Iraq – the fourth such death admitted by the US since the beginning of 2008.
reported that a bomb exploded by a US military vehicle killing the soldier was on Wednesday, 2 January. US troops gun down iraqi civilian in Tuz Khurmatu saturday afternoon
In a dispatch posted at 5:35pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that US occupation troops shot and killed an Iraqi civilian in the city of Tuz Khurmatu, 250km north of Baghdad on Saturday afternoon. Yaqen
reported eyewitnesses as saying that US troops came under light arms fire in Tuz Khurmatu and responded by shooting wildly at passersby who happened to be in the area. The random American shooting killed Ahmad Kazim, an employee with Tikrit Communications. His body was transported to Tirkrit General Hospital. US soldier reported killed in bomb attack near al-Ishaqi
In a dispatch posted at 12:45pm Baghdad time Saturday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that a bomb that had been planted near the road from al-Ishaqi to Samarra’ blew up by a US Humvee.
reported an eyewitness as saying that the blast near al-Ishaqi, 110km north of Baghdad, destroyed the Humvee and killed one American and wounded three more of them. After the attack, US forces surrounded the area and prevented anyone from approaching as helicopters flew in over the area. Bomb kills seven civilians
In a dispatch posted at 9:35pm Baghdad time Saturday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a bomb exploded near a checkpoint on the main road to the as-Sa‘diyah area, about 105km northeast of Baghdad.
The AMSI reported a medical source in Khanaqin General Hospital as saying that the bomb, which had been planted by the side of the road, went off by a Kia vehicle, killing seven civilians.
In a separate incident, armed men opened fire on a man and his son in the area between Balkanah and an-Naft Khanah near Khanaqin, 180km northeast of Baghdad. The father died in the attack and the son was badly wounded and later taken to Khanaqin General Hospital for treatment. Yaqen offered no information on the reason for the attack.
Mortar shells blast into US consulate in al-Hillah saturday evening
In a dispatch posted at 8:20pm Baghdad time Saturday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that four mortar shells blasted into the building housing the US consulate in al-Hillah, 100km south of Baghdad on Saturday evening.
reported a source in the puppet security forces as saying that the three rounds landed in the Ras al-Hawash are where the collaborationist “al-A‘zamiyah Awakening” police have their headquarters. The attack wounded three of the “Awakening” collaborator policemen and also injured one civilian, the source said. The source added that a fourth mortar round landed near the al-A‘zamiyah Secondary School for Girls.
reported a source in the puppet police, who asked not to be identified as saying that the shells landed in the Babil Tourist Hotel, the building in which the US has set up its consulate. The Americans responded to the attack with a barrage of sound grenades targeted on the ash-Shawi area, 3km from the consulate. No information on losses was available and the US consulate had made no announcement regarding the attack as of the time of reporting. Bomb explodes by US patrol in al-Mawsil saturday evening ; americans kill civilian in response
In a dispatch posted at 10:05pm Baghdad time Saturday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US patrol in the as-Sukkar neighborhood of northeastern al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad on Saturday evening. Yaqen
reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the Americans responded to the attack by shooting randomly around the area, killing one civilian and wounding a second. US admits : iraqi puppet army soldier killed two US tropps in al-Mawsil in december
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 7:20pm Saturday night Beijing time (2:20pm Baghdad time), the Xinhua
News Agency reported that US and Iraqi puppet regime were investigating an incident in which an Iraqi puppet army soldier killed two US occupation troops in al-Mawsil on 26 December 2007. Xinhua
reported a US military statement Saturday as saying that the investigation into the incident was underway and that the motivation for the attack was still “unknown.”
The statement said that the Iraqi puppet soldier left the scene after killing the two Americans but another Iraqi puppet army soldier disclosed the identity of the soldier who did the shooting and he was arrested. In addition two other Iraqi puppet troops were also arrested for their “connection with the incident,” the statement added.
The attack on the US troops took place while Americans and Iraqi puppet forces were carrying out joint operations. When the US and puppet units came under fire, the Iraqi puppet soldier opened fire on the American troops, killing two and wounding three more of them in addition to a translator.
Earlier, Staff Brigadier General Muta‘ al-Khazraji, the commander of the puppet army’s 2nd Division, which is deployed in al-Mawsil, told the press that an Iraqi puppet army soldier had killed two US troops in al-Mawsil. General al-Khazraji said that the attacker had infiltrated the ranks of the puppet army and was working on behalf of an “armed group.” The General failed to name the group for which the Iraqi soldier was allegedly working.
Source : albasrah.net