Resistance report for events of thursday 17 january 2008 :
US base in al-Hadithah blasted by mortar barrage thursday evening
In a dispatch posted at 9:05pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that four high-explosive mortar rounds slammed into the US base in al-Hadithah, 270km northwest of Baghdad on Thursday evening.
Yaqen reported an eyewitness as saying that the heavy barrage targeted the building that formerly housed the city’s Education Department – a building that US forces have occupied and turned into their headquarters. The sound of explosions going off inside the US base could be heard and plumes of smoke rose over the facility after the attack.
Mortar rounds blast into "Green Zone" thursday evening
In a dispatch posted at 8:34pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the top-security area around the Republican Palace in Baghdad, the area dubbed the “Green Zone” by the Americans, had once again come under mortar bombardment on Thursday evening.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police who asked not to be identified as saying that two mortar shells slammed into the “Green Zone.” No information on the nature or extent of casualties was available.
Sectarian murder spree continues : three more bodies found dumped around Baghdad thursday
In a dispatch posted at 8:20pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the Iraqi puppet police had recovered the bodies of three more victims of sectarian murder that had been dumped in various parts of Baghdad on Thursday.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that two bodies were found in the Baghdad district of al-Karakh and won in ar-Rusafah. All were bound and blindfolded and had been shot to death.
New commander for Baghdad sunni collaborator organization appointed
In a dispatch posted at 10:08am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the appointment of a new commander for the collaborationist “al-A‘zamiyah Awakening” police in the Sunni Baghdad district of al-A‘zamiyah had been announced.
Yaqen reported a source in the “al-A‘zamiyah Awakening” as saying that Abu ‘al-‘Abd ad-Duri, an officer in the Iraqi army prior to the US invasion, had been selected to command the collaborators in al-A‘zamiyah. His appointment comes 10 days after the assassination of the previous commander of the collaborator organization, Colonel Riyad as-Samarra’i, who was killed by a man wearing an explosive belt on Monday, 7 January.
Resistance fighters clash with puppet police in ash-Sharuqat at noon thursday
In a dispatch posted at 6pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters clashed with puppet policemen in the village of al-‘Aythah to the south of ash-Sharuqat – about 250km north of Baghdad – at midday Thursday.
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses and puppet police sources as saying that the fighting left two puppet policemen dead and four Resistance men slightly wounded. The dead and wounded were all taken to ash-Sharuqat Hospital for treatment.
Puppet police official wounded in bombing in Tikrit
In a dispatch posted at 2:25pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded near the ar-Rafidayn Bank in Tikrit, 180km north of Baghdad, in a blast apparently targeted on the deputy director of the puppet “Outer Road Protection Police.”
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the explosion wounded Colonel Khalaf Jasim. Also injured in the blast were one of the colonel’s companions and three other individuals. The explosion damaged a puppet police car and two civilian vehicles in addition to shattering class in shop windows in the area. All the injured individuals were taken to Salah ad-Din General Hospital for treatment.
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 7:54pm Thursday morning Beijing time (2:54pm Baghdad time), the Xinhua News Agency reported Colonel Hasan Ahmad of the puppet police as listing Khalaf Jasim’s rank as that of lieutenant colonel.
Salah ad-Din province Health Department suspends work over activities of puppet police
In a dispatch posted at 11:53am Baghdad time Thursday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the director of the puppet regime’s Health Department in Salah ad-Din Province has announced that the officials, doctors, and pharmacists of the department were suspending their work starting today and until further notice.
Yaqen reported Dr. Hasan Zayn al-‘Abidin, the director of the province’s Health Department, as saying that the reason for the work suspension was the continuous attacks by puppet police and puppet Oil Facility police on the staff of the Health Department. Zayn al-‘Abidin said that puppet policemen have beaten and arrested guards posted at the Health Department headquarters on the main street in the city. The puppet police have closed the road where the Health Department is located and driven away all the itinerant peddlers sparking clashes.
The Health Department has called on the puppet governing council of Salah ad-Din Province to open an investigation under the supervision of the Health Department headquarters, the provincial puppet government the puppet police and the puppet Oil Facility police in order to insure the integrity of the investigation.
Bomb explodes near shi'i mosque in Ba'qubah killing four
In a dispatch posted at 5:25pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by the Shi‘i Shafatah Mosque in the city of Ba‘qubah, 65km northeast of Baghdad on Thursday. It was the second bombing targeting the Shi‘i place of worship in four months.
Yaqen reported an official with the puppet security services in Diyala Province as saying that that a person wearing an explosive belt blew himself up near the Shi‘i mosque, but eyewitnesses said that the blast came from a car bomber’s attack on the building.
Later, in a dispatch posted at 9:55pm Thursday night, Yaqen reported an official with the puppet security forces in Diyala Province as saying that the blast had killed eight people and injured 14 more.
The same mosque was the target of an attack by a person wearing an explosive belt in September. On that occasion, the blast targeted a fast-breaking dinner during Ramadan attended by prominent members of the puppet military and security forces and puppet politicians. That attack left 26 dead, including the puppet police chief for Ba‘qubah and the traffic director for Diyala Province.
Bomb destroys elementary school in al-Mawsil after hours thursday evening
In a dispatch posted at 7:45pm Baghdad time Thursday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that unknown armed men blew up an elementary school in eastern al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad, on Thursday.
Yaqen reported Brigadier General ‘Abd al-Karim al-Wakka‘, the director of the operations center for the puppet police of Ninwa Province as saying that armed men blew up the al-Makarim primary school in the al-Intisar neighborhood of northeastern al-Mawsil after afternoon classes had finished.
General al-Wakka‘ said that the blast caused no casualties, but that the school building was heavily damaged. He said that TNT had been employed by the attackers.
The al-Intisar neighborhood was for a time a hotbed of fighting but in recent weeks has been relatively quiet, Yaqen noted.
Car bomb kills one at christian church in al-Mawsil thursday afternoon
In a dispatch posted at 5:45pm Baghdad time Thursday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a car bomb exploded by the Virgin Mary Church in northeastern al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad on Thursday afternoon.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the blast killed one person. On 6 January, six civilians were wounded, two of them severely, when another car bomb exploded at the same church.
Five civilians reported killed in two bomb attacks in al-Mawsil
In a dispatch posted at 1:20pm Baghdad time Thursday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that two bombs exploded in two separate incidents on the northeastern side of al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the first bomb went off by a puppet police patrol in the al-Maliyah neighborhood of al-Mawsil. The puppet police source told the press that the two bombings left five civilians ded and two more – one of those a woman – injured.
Source : albasrah.net