RESISTANCE REPORT : 18 JANUARY 2008

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Resistance report for events of friday 18 january 2008 :

Resistance blows up vacant house used by americans to attack resistance fighters
n a dispatch posted at 10:20am Baghdad time Friday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that armed men blew up a house in the ath-Tharthar area in northern al-Anbar Province.  The house belonged to a person who vacated it two years ago after US forces kept after him.
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that Resistance men blew up the house that US troops used to occupy.  The Americans would use the roof of the house to monitor Resistance activity because Resistance men frequently launched rocket attacks on a nearby US base from that neighborhood. The Americans would then shoot at the Resistance men from the roof of the house.
Witnesses said that four Resistance men planted explosives inside the empty house and blew it up by remote control on Thursday night.  The operation totally razed the building.

Jaysh al-Mahdi ambush US-installed "Iraqi National Security Adviser" ar-Rabi'i in western Baghdad friday evening
In a dispatch posted at 11:08pm Baghdad time Friday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the US-installed “National Security Adviser” to the Iraqi puppet regime, Muwaffaq ar-Rabi‘i came under attack in the western Baghdad district of ash-Shu‘lah on Friday afternoon.
Yaqen reported a source in the office of the Iraqi “National Security Adviser” as saying that as of the time of reporting, US and Iraqi puppet forces had surrounded the area where the attack on ar-Rabi‘i was still underway.  The Americans were not letting any cars in or out of the area.  The source reported that it was the pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia that had ambushed the motorcade in which the American-backed “Security Adviser” was riding towards the al-Jawwadin Mosque in ash-Shu‘lah.

Bomb in eastern Baghdad kills two civilians
In a dispatch posted at 1:31pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded in the Ur neighborhood of eastern Baghdad before noon on Friday.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the blast left two civilians dead and four more wounded.

Two puppet policemen killed when booby-trapped house explodes in Buhriz friday evening
In a dispatch posted at 7:10pm Baghdad time Friday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a booby-trapped house exploded over a group of puppet policemen in the Buhriz area, just outside of Ba‘qubah, 65km northeast of Baghdad, on Friday evening.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet security forces for Diyala Province (who asked to remain anonymous) as saying that a detachment of puppet police raided and began searching a house in Buhriz when it blew up over them.  The explosion killed two of the policemen and moderately wounded two more of them.

US aircraft drop massive bombs on Arab Jabbur again
In a dispatch posted at 6:22pm Baghdad time Friday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the US military announced that its warplanes had once again struck the ‘Arab Jabbur area to the south of Baghdad, the same area US aircraft devastated on 10 January.
Yaqen reported an American statement as saying that US B-1 bombers again dropped 10,000 pound bombs on ‘Arab Jabbur.  The Americans said that 19 bombs of the GBU-31 type were dropped on positions it said were occupied by the al-Qa‘idah organization.

Puppet police ambushed, chased away by fighters with medium machine guns near al-Hadar friday afternoon
In a dispatch posted at 10pm Baghdad time Friday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that collaborationist “Ninwa Awakening” police under the command of Shaykh Fawwaz al-Jarba clashed with armed men in al-Hadar to the south of al-Mawsil on Friday afternoon.
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that a patrol of the collaborator police was driving around the al-Hadar area when armed fighters in three vehicles equipped with medium machine guns attacked, spraying them with heavy gunfire.  The witnesses said that the “Awakening” collaborators returned fire and battled the attackers before being forced to flee before the three vehicles and their machineguns.

Puppet policeman killed in armed attack midday friday
In a dispatch posted at 1:48pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that armed men shot and killed one puppet policeman and wounded a second in the city of al-Mawsil, 420km northwest of Baghdad, at midday Friday.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the attack took place in the al-Karamah neighborhood of northeastern al-Mawsil, but offered no further details.

Puppet police colonel killed in battles against pro-iranian jaysh al-Mahdi militia in suburb of al-Basrah friday
In a dispatch posted at 4:35pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that Colonel Qasim Radi ‘Uwayd, the Director of the puppet police in the suburb of al-Ma‘qil, just northwest of al-Basrah, was killed in gunfights there on Friday.  Several of ‘Uwayd’s bodyguards were wounded in the fighting that broke out when pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen confronted the curfew that the puppet regime had declared in the city.
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet police as saying that Colonel ‘Uwayd was killed and several of his bodyguards wounded in clashes with the Jaysh al-Mahdi on at-Tijari Street in the city.
Puppet regime forces battled Jaysh al-Mahdi militiamen in various parts of al-Basrah on Friday, Yaqen noted.

Mortar attack targets home of activist in al-Basrah
In a dispatch posted at 3:20pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a mortar shell landed on the home of Shaykh Ahmad al-Maliki, the deputy of Shaykh Qasim at-Ta’i in al-Basrah Province. 
Yaqen reported al-Maliki as saying that after an armed group attacked a puppet police car that was in front of his house, a mortar shell slammed directly into his home, killing his son Yusuf.  Al-Maliki said that numerous parties in al-Basrah were currently targets of attacks.
Southern Iraq has been the scene of a turf war between rival Shi‘i sectarian groups vying for control of the area as Britain draws down its occupation forces.

Armed men clash with puppet police in al-Basrah midday friday
In a dispatch posted at 1:22pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that fighting broke out between puppet regime troops and armed fighters at the al-Jumhuriyah intersection in the center of al-Basrah in southern Iraq at 1:15pm Friday afternoon.  The battle left several people wounded and at the end, the armed fighters were in control of the intersection where fire was burning.
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that the fighting erupted at a checkpoint near the al-Jumhuriyah area of central al-Basrah.  Two puppet policemen and several civilians were injured in the clash.
One witness said that the fighting started when the puppet police at the checkpoint, who were enforcing a curfew, refused to let the armed men – believed to be members of the pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia, cross.  A witness from the al-Janinah area said that two puppet policemen from the al-Janinah checkpoint were wounded by gunfire from the armed men and were still there at the time of reporting.  After seizing control of the checkpoint and throwing out the puppet policemen, the armed men then set the sentry boxes ablaze.  One witness said that many civilians had been wounded by the wild gunfire between the two sides.

British headquarters in al-Basrah bombarded at dawn friday
In a dispatch posted at 1:37pm Baghdad time Friday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that Katyusha rockets and mortar shells blasted into the British military headquarters near al-Basrah International Airport at dawn on Friday.
Yaqen reported a source in the al-Basrah Province puppet police as saying that the bombardment caused no casualties, but the British side had issued no announcement regarding the attack as of the time of reporting.

                                                                                                                                                          Source : albasrah.net

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