Resistance report for events of thursday 10 january 2008 : US troops arrest tribal shaykh in al-Anbar province in dawn raid thursday
In a dispatch posted at 11:58am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that US troops had arrested a leader of the al-Karabilah tribe together with five of his sons near the city of al-Khalidiyah, 80km west of Baghdad.
reported sources in the al-Khalidiyah puppet police as saying that American forces arrested al-Hajj Ibrahim Ahmad ‘Ali, a shaykh of the al-Karabilah, along with five of his sons in the “al-Madiq” area, 2km west of al-Khalidiyah in a surprise raid at dawn on Thursday.
The source, who asked not to be identified, said that a big force of Americans riding in 20 Humvees took part in the raid under cover from US aircraft overhead. The US troops took Shaykh Ibrahim away to the US base in al-Habbaniyah, east of al-Khalidiyah and no further information about him was available after that.
Sectarian murder spree continues : three more bodies found dumped around Baghdad
In a dispatch posted at 8:30pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that he puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” announced that its security men recovered three bodies of murder victims that had been dumped in different parts of Baghdad on Thursday.
Yaqen reported a source in the “Interior Ministry” who asked not to be identified as saying that two of the bodies were found in the al-Karakh district and one in the al-Baladiyat area of eastern Baghdad. All 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.”
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.
Unexplained bomb explodes in central Bghdad thursday evening
In a dispatch posted at 7:20pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a car bomb exploded on Palestine Street in central Baghdad on Thursday evening.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the car bomb went off near the Bab al-Mu‘azzam junction and killed one person and wounded four others who happened to be in the area.
Two US troops reported killed in bomb attack in eastern Baghdad early thursday afternoon
In a dispatch posted at 3:35pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US patrol in the al-Bunuk neighborhood of eastern Baghdad shortly after noon on Thursday.
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that the bomb went off by an American patrol on its way from the Ur neighborhood to the al-Bunuk neighborhood. The blast destroyed one of the Americans’ Humvees, killing two soldiers aboard it and wounding a third.
One witness told Yaqen that US troops immediately surrounded and sealed off the area and then evacuated the wounded soldier.
US strategic bombers drop heavy bombs on areas south of Baghdad thursday
In a dispatch posted at 1:40pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the United States announced that, over a period of 10 minutes, its warplanes dropped thirty-eight 40,000-pound bombs on more than 40 targets in the southern outskirts of Baghdad on Thursday.
Yaqen reported that the US Air Forces sent two B-1 bombers and four F-16 fighter bombers to three large parts of the area west of ‘Arab Jabbur as a part of what the United States claimed was an offensive against al-Qa‘idah begun earlier this week.
Later, in a dispatch posted at 8pm Thursday night, Yaqen reported that the US announced that initial wave of attacks was carried out by the B-1 strategic bombers and then the F-16s were sent in to “finish the mission.”
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 5:27pm Thursday afternoon Beijing time (12:27pm Baghdad time), the Xinhua News Agency reported that the ‘Arab Jabbur area is an agricultural area where there are many date palm groves of the sort that provide good cover for fighters. The area is frequently the target of attacks by US forces and their puppet regime allies.
Bomb kills three puppet policemen in Baghdad
In a dispatch posted at 10:50am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that two bombs had exploded in the central Baghdad district of as-Sa‘dun.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that one bomb blew up in a car that had been parked in the area. That blast caused no casualties. But after a crowd of puppet policemen and troops gathered at the scene, a second bomb went off in the same vicinity killing two of them and wounding another 10 – all of them puppet policemen or troops, the source said. Later, in a dispatch posted at 4:35pm, Yaqen reported that a source in the Iraqi puppet “Ministry of the Interior” who asked not to be named had announced that three puppet regime security troops had been killed and 11 more wounded in the blast.
Bomb injures puppet policeman near al-Khalis
In a dispatch posted at 5:25pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a puppet police patrol in the Hibhib area to the south of al-Khalis, 57km north of Baghdad.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet security forces as saying that the blast wounded a puppet policeman.
Bomb wounds two in al-Jalawla
In a dispatch posted at 5:25pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb that had been planted near the main entrance to the city of Jalawla’, 120km northeast of Baghdad.
Yaqen reported source in the puppet security agencies who asked not to be identified said that the blast wounded a man and a woman who were taken to Jalawla’ General Hospital for treatment.
Mortar shell hits US camp at Kirkuk airport wednesday evening
In a dispatch posted at 9:15pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a mortar round slammed into the US base at Kirkuk Airport, 250km north of Baghdad on Thursday evening.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet security forces as saying that no information on the nature or extent of US casualties was available. The source said, however, that the puppet “Operations Center” in Kirkuk had been able to determine that the shell was fired from around the areas of Awwal Huzayran and Dumiz to the southwest of the city.
Two puppet army troops killed in thursday morning bombing in Kirkuk
In a dispatch posted at 11:15am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by an Iraqi puppet army patrol in the ar-Rashad area 25km to the south of Kirkuk, (which is 250km north of Baghdad) on Thursday morning.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the blast killed two puppet soldiers and wounded an officer.
Bombs kill child in al-Mawsil thursday
In a dispatch posted at 2:25pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that three bombs exploded in two districts of the city of al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad, on Thursday.
Yaqen reported a source in the provincial puppet security forces as saying that the first bomb went off in the ad-Dubbat neighborhood and two more exploded in the al-Wahdah neighborhood. The source said that one child was killed in the bombings and four other civilians wounded.
Source : albasrah.net