Resistance report for events of sunday 13 january 2008 : Sadr movement assessing opinion prior to issuing a possible suspension of jaysh al-Mahdi activities
In a dispatch posted at 8:54pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that Shaykh Salah al-‘Ubaydi, an official with the Information Bureau of the Muqtada as-Sadr office in an-Najaf had said that high-level delegation had been formed to visit various southern Iraqi provinces to canvass opinion regarding a decree suspending the activities of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia. The move came towards the end of a six-month suspension in Jaysh al-Mahdi activities announced by Muqtada as-Sadr following unrest in the Shi‘i holy city of Karbala’.
Yaqen Sectarian murder spree continues : four more bodies found dumped around Baghdad sunday
reported a source, who asked not to be identified, as saying that despite the official suspension of Jaysh al-Mahdi activities, the pro-Iranian militia had continued much of its activity as before. US forces kill shi'i cleric in Baghdad
In a dispatch posted at 7:45pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that US forces in occupied Baghdad had killed Shaykh Khidr ar-Rimahi, the man in charge of religious legal consultation in the office of the Shi‘i religious authorities in an-Najaf.
Yaqen reported a source in the office of as-Sayyid Muhammad Sa‘id al-Hakim as saying that US troops sealed off the Ur neighborhood of Baghdad but left no indication that the area had been closed. When ar-Rimahi entered the street unaware that US forces had declared it closed, the Americans opened fire and killed the Shi‘i cleric on the spot.
In a dispatch posted at 9:59pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Iraqi puppet police recovered the bodies of four more victims of sectarian murder that had been dumped in various parts of Baghdad on Sunday.
AMSI reported that three bodies were found in the al-Karakh side of Baghdad and the fourth body, cut up remains of a woman, was found in a bag in the al-Bunuk neighborhood of ar-Rusafah.
US admits one more soldier killed four wounded in bomb attack in Ninwa province saturday
In a dispatch posted at 6:40pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that the US military admitted that one of its troops had been killed and four more of them wounded in the northwestern Iraqi province of Ninwa.
reported a US communiqué as announcing that a bomb exploded near a US military vehicle somewhere in Ninwa Province on Saturday, killing one soldier and wounding four more of them. The wounded men were taken to a US military medical unit for treatment.
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 7:04pm Sunday night Beijing time (2:04pm Baghdad time), the Xinhua News Agency reported that the Iraqi puppet regime had announced a ban on motorcycles in Baghdad starting at 6am Monday morning and until further notice.
Xinhua Local puppet assembly chief wounded in assassination attempt
reported that the ban was part of security measures that the regime was taking during the Shi‘i festival of ‘Ashura’. The culmination of the Shi‘i ‘Ashura’ celebrations will be on Friday, 18 January – the day that will coincide with the 10th
day of the month of al-Muharram on the Islamic calendar, the day on which al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali was killed at the battle of Karbala’ in the Islamic year 61, the equivalent of 680 CE. Bomb wounds three civilians in Baghdad's Madinat as-Sadr district sunday
In a dispatch posted at 1:50pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that a bomb exploded in the Kubra wa-Ghazlan area of Baghdad’s Madinat as-Sadr district midday Sunday.
reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that the blast wounded three civilians and damaged buildings and shattered glass of homes in the area. Unexplained mortar shells strike fuel station south of Baghdad injuring two
In a dispatch posted at 1:50pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that two mortar shells landed on a fuel station in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.
reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the shells damaged the fuel station and three cars that were there in addition to injuring two civilians. US blasts residential areas near al-Miqdadiyah reportedly killing dozens of civilians
In a dispatch posted at 9:35pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that US occupation forces fired 10 artillery shells at homes of residents to the north of al-Miqdadiyah, about 85km northeast of Baghdad, on Sunday evening.
reported eyewitnesses as saying that a large number of tanks, armored vehicles and other US military vehicles took part in operations under air cover from helicopter gun ships, killing dozens of civilians and destroying several houses on the pretext that they were chasing al-Qa‘idah fighters.
The witnesses said that US troops were destroying villages and using artillery and giant aircraft to bombard the area in raids similar to the savage assaults US warplanes mounted against areas near ‘Arab Jabbur on Thursday, 10 January.
In a dispatch posted at 11:45am Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that the Chairman of the puppet local “national reconciliation” assembly in al-Khalis, 57km north of Baghdad, was wounded in an attack on the road to Baghdad.
reported a source in the puppet provincial regime as saying that Shaykh Ibrahim az-Zaydan was moderately wounded when armed men opened fire on him near al-Ghalibiyah on the road to Baghdad, where he was going to attend a meeting of the assembly for al-Khalis. Unexplained bombs wound civilians in al-Iskandariyah sunday
In a dispatch posted at 1:15pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that two bombs exploded in the city of al-Iskandariyah, 40km south of Baghdad, on Sunday.
reported a source in the puppet police command for Babil Province as saying that the bomb went off by a car carrying two civilians near the northern entrance to the city. The blast destroyed their car and sent them to the hospital for treatment.
A second bomb went off by residences in al-Iskandariyah, wounding one civilian and inflicting heavy damage on a house.
The source provided no further details as to the reason for the attacks. Resistance mortars pound US base northwest of Kirkuk sunday evening
In a dispatch posted at 10:35pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that the Iraqi Resistance pounded the US base in the ad-Dibs area, northwest of Kirkuk, with several mortar shells in an attack on Sunday evening.
reported Lieutenant Muhammad Ahmad of the puppet “Joint Coordination Center” as saying that a mortar barrage on the fortified American base took place Sunday evening, but offered no further details on the attack. Kurdish separatist "Worker Communist Party member" killed in Kirkuk
In a dispatch posted at 2:12pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that a source in the puppet police in Kirkuk had announced that a member of the so-called “Worker Communist Party of Iraq” had been killed by unknown armed men who entered the party’s office building in Kikur, 250km north of Baghdad. In a statement the WCPI called the killing a “criminal political assassination.”
reported a source in the puppet police who asked not to be identified as saying that armed men raided the office of the WCPI on Friday and opened fire on a man called Musa Husayn Hasan, killing him on the spot.
A statement by the WCPI on Sunday described Hasan as an active cadre of the party who was killed Friday evening, and said that he had been tortured before being shot.
The so-called “Worker Communist Party of Iraq,” founded in 1993, advocates national nihilism, denouncing national liberation causes and most of the world’s Communist Parties as “nationalist” and “bourgeois,” asserting that they are followers of what it claims was the “bourgeois regime established in the Soviet Union beginning in the late 1920s.”
The WCPI, which is largely based in the predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, and which opposes Arab nationalism and Iraqi patriotism, has however, called for turning northern Iraq into an independent Kurdish state. Kirkuk, a city where Arabs are the largest population group, is claimed by Kurdish separatist forces that seek to annex the oil-rich city to a “Kurdistan” region. Civilians gunned down in unexplained attack in al-Mawsil
In a dispatch posted at 12:50pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that unknown armed men killed three civilians in al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad, at midday Sunday.
reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the gunmen opened fire on three civilians in the at-Tahrir neighborhood in northeastern al-Mawsil, killing them on the spot. Armed men burn busses carrying puppet regime employees in al-Mawsil sunday morning
In a dispatch posted at 11:31am Baghdad time Sunday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that unknown armed men stopped two busses carrying employees in the city of al-Mawsil, 450km northwest of Baghdad on Sunday morning.
The AMSI reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the armed men stopped the busses in the at-Tahrir neighborhood in the city as they were transporting employees of the puppet regime departments of health and education to their jobs. The attackers burned the two busses but none of the employees was injured in the incident. Puppet police in Dhi Qar province arrest pro-iranian militia activist
In a dispatch posted at 9:12pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that puppet security forces in an-Nasiriyah, 385km south of Baghdad, had arrested ‘Ala’ an-Najjar, a commander of the pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia “wanted” by the puppet authorities in ad-Diwaniyah for alleged involvement in violence in that city.
In recent months the Jaysh al-Mahdi has been the target of US and puppet regime forces, in particular in Baghdad and the cities of southern Iraq where the Americans and their Iraqi puppet regime allies have killed or captured a large number of the militia’s commanders and cadres. The Jaysh al-Mahdi has also come into conflict with other, rival Shi‘i sectarian militias as they vie for control of the southern part of the country. Puppet police in ad-Diwaniyah receive nine jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen taken prisoner in neighboring Dhi Qar province as drive by US- backed puppet regime against pro-iranian militia continues
In a dispatch posted at 8:30pm Baghdad time Sunday night, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that Brigadier General Safa’ Sahib ‘Akmush, the director of the puppet police in ad-Diwaniyah, 180km south of Baghdad, announced that his forces had received nine members of the pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia who had been captured in neighboring Dhi Qar Province. The nine Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen were wanted by the puppet authorities in ad-Diwaniyah for allegedly carrying out attacks on the puppet regime’s security forces and civilians there.
Yaqen reported ‘Akmush as saying that the puppet police in Dhi Qar handed over the pro-Iranian Shi‘i sectarian militiamen as part of coordinated efforts by the puppet regime security forces against their rivals in the pro-Iranian militia.
On a previous occasion, ‘Akmush had said that the puppet regime’s security forces in ad-Diwaniyah had arrested 350 members of the Jaysh al-Mahdi who were suspected of armed attacks on the puppet regime security forces.
Operations by the puppet regime’s security forces against the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in ad-Diwaniyah began early in November and are still underway as the Shi‘i sectarian coalition that accompanied the US invasion in 2003 and propped up the occupation since then has waged a turf war with the rival Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia that has alternately supported and opposed the US occupation of Iraq in an effort to impose its control on southern Iraq. The Jaysh al-Mahdi, led by Shi‘i sectarian cleric Muqtada as-Sadr, is believed to be associated with the conservative party currently in power in Iran. Puppet police in al-Basrah dismiss 140 officers for involvement in "serious crimes"
In a dispatch posted at 5:55pm Baghdad time Sunday evening, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that the Iraqi puppet police had dismissed 140 of its Facility Proctection Policemen upon determining that they had been guilty of “serious crimes.”
Yaqen reported Major General ‘Abd al-Karim Khalaf aas saying that the puppet “Iraqi Ministry of the Interior” had reviewed the records of the personnel and found that 140 had committed serious crimes and were therefore being dismissed. Khalaf said that the dismissals were part of a restructuring of the Ministry which had been going on for several months.
noted that thousands of puppet policemen had been dismissed from the forces in Baghdad and other provinces when it was found that they also had been involved in criminal offenses. Puppet policeman killed in drive-by attack in al-Basrah
In a dispatch posted at 4:55pm Baghdad time Sunday afternoon, the Yaqen
News Agency reported that armed men shot and killed a puppet policeman in al-Basrah.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that two armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on two policemen Friday night as they stood guard at the gate of the Teaching Hospital in the center of the city. One of the policemen was killed and the second wounded.
Source : albasrah.net