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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 10 September 2007.  Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice. 
 
Monday, 10 September 2007.
 
·        Resistance bomb destroys US armored vehicle, wounding three Marines in al-Khalidiyah Monday afternoon.
 
·        Sectarian murder spree continues: 10 more bodies found dumped in various parts of Baghdad Monday.
 
·        US says seven American soldiers, two Iraqi “suspects” killed in “traffic accident” Monday.
 
·        US admits two more troops killed in combat operations in Iraq Sunday.
 
·        Patriotic Iraqi Shi‘i religious leader exposes Iran’s regional hegemonic ambitions.
 
·        In hour-long battle: Residents of as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad beat back assaults by Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen attempting to drive out Sunnis to facilitate sectarian partition of Iraq.
 
·        US troops make nighttime raids in “Madinat as-Sadr” area of Baghdad.  Sadr’s Jaysh al-Mahdi ordered not to fight Americans.
 
·        Humanitarian crisis stalks residents of as-Siniyah near Bayji, after six-day lockdown by US troops.
 
·        US forces kill two women, wound, abduct three women and a child in Samarra’.
 
·        American troops gun down three civilians south of Tikrit Monday morning.
 
·        US aircraft, artillery blast civilians in Tikrit area for two hours at dawn Monday morning, refuse to allow wounded to be evacuated for treatment.
 
·        Mysterious truck bomb kills 10 in disputed Zammar area near al-Mawsil Monday afternoon.
 
Al-Anbar Province.
Al-Khalidiyah.
 
Resistance bomb destroys US armored vehicle, wounding three Marines in al-Khalidiyah Monday afternoon.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:15pm Baghdad time Monday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the al-Jazirah area about 4km north of al-Khalidiyah (which is 90km west of Baghdad) at 3pm local time Monday afternoon.
 
Yaqen reported sources in the al-Khalidiyah puppet police who asked not to be identified as saying that the powerful explosion shook the entire area and destroyed a US armored vehicle, wounding the three US Marines who were inside.
 
The source told Yaqen that the other Marines in the patrol were observed pulling three men out of the blazing vehicle.  They were quickly taken away to the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah base for treatment.
 
The source said that the wounded men were probably in grave condition given the fact that the powerful bomb scored a direct hit on the vehicle, which it totally destroyed.
After the attack, US troops surrounded the area for a whole hour and arrested 16 local people as “suspects.”  The captives were taken off to al-Habbaniya base as well.  It is the standard US practice to carry out raids and arrests after every attack on one of their patrols.
 
Al-Fallujah.
 
Car bomber targets puppet police north of al-Fallujah Sunday evening.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:49am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that a car bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a checkpoint manned by the puppet police on the road between al-Fallujah (which is 60km west of Baghdad) and the town of as-Saqlawiyah, 17km north of al-Fallujah Sunday evening.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 4:19pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that the attack killed two puppet policemen and wounded 18 more people, including a number of civilians, according to a source in the puppet police directorate.
 
Baghdad.
 
Sectarian murder spree continues: 10 more bodies of victims found dumped in various parts of Baghdad Monday.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:51pm Baghdad time Monday night, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that the puppet police had retrieved the bodies of 10 more victims of sectarian murder that had been dumped in various parts of Baghdad on Monday.
 
Aswat al-‘Iraq reported a source in the puppet “Ministry of the Interior” who asked not to be identified as saying that the victims were all shot to death.
 
US says seven soldiers, two Iraqi “suspects” killed in “traffic accident” in Baghdad Monday.
 
In a dispatch posted at 11:51pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that the US military had announced that seven American troops had been killed and 11 more injured in a “traffic accident” which, it said, took place in the western districts of Baghdad on Monday.
 
Aswat al-‘Iraq reported the American statement as adding that “two suspects” were also killed in the “traffic accident” and a third “suspect” was wounded.
 
US admits two more soldiers killed in combat in Iraq Sunday.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 6:11pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that the US military had announced that an Iraqi Resistance rocket attack in Kirkuk, 255km north of Baghdad, had killed one more of its troops and wounded a second.
 
Xinhua reported the American statement as saying that the rocket struck a US patrol operating in the city Sunday.  The wounded soldier was taken to a medical facility for treatment, the US statement added.
 
Meanwhile, in a dispatch posted at 9:42am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US military admitted that one more American soldier had been killed and two more of US troops and their Iraqi translator wounded in Baghdad on Sunday.
 
The AMSI reported a US statement as saying that the casualties occurred during American combat operations in west Baghdad.
 
Patriotic Iraqi Shi‘i religious leader exposes Iran’s regional hegemonic ambitions.
 
In a dispatch posted on its website Monday, Quds Press reported that a prominent Iraqi patriotic political leader outlined the regional hegemonic plans of the Iranian regime at a press conference in Amman, Jordan.
 
Patriotic Iraqi Shi‘i religious authority, the Marja‘ Husayn al-Mu’ayyad, said that Iran had prepared cells of agents in the Arab Gulf countries who would be activated in case of a US attack on Iran.  Shaykh al-Mu’ayyad said that the Iranian agents would then work to separate Shi‘i minority areas from their Arab environment, using religion to try to dissolve national bonds.
 
Shaykh al-Mu’ayyad told an Amman press conference Monday that “Tehran has a strategy of regional expansionism,” and added that among the Iranian regime’s strategic goals is the separation of Saudi Arabia’s eastern region – where there is a Shi‘i minority – from the rest of the country and the transference of the Islamic holy cities of Makkah and al-Madinah in Saudi Arabia from Saudi administration to control by a “general Islamic” administration.
 
Shaykh al-Mu’ayyad, said that the current Iraqi regime under puppet “Prime Minister” Nuri al-Maliki “takes its orders from Iran” and that the current “rulers” of Iraq are “Iranian creatures.”
 
Al-Mu’ayyad, who is President of the Patriotic Iraqi Current, is a political émigré and a man “wanted” by the American-installed puppet regime in Baghdad.
 
Illustrating the political dependence of the current “leaders” of Iraq on Iran, al-Mu’ayyad noted that the Da‘wah Party, of which Nuri al-Maliki and his predecessor Ibrahim al-Ja‘fari are leading members, was created by Iran.  “All the rest of the forces and militias active in the Iraqi political arena are supported by Iranian intelligence agencies,” al-Mu’ayyad pointed out.
 
Shaykh al-Mu’ayyad said, however, that there are “positive signs” in contemporary Iraq and that those positive features could develop and “overturn the current predominant equation in the country if they receive Arab support.”
 
Shaykh al-Mu’ayyad said that the wave of sectarianism in Iraq was beginning to ebb, “after it was fostered and backed by forces inside and outside the country, that worked to replace the concept of citizenship with that of sectarian identity.  It was with the use of this sectarian wave that the current forces were able to sweep into their present positions of authority in the occupied country, Shaykh al-Mu’ayyad told the press conference.
 
Unexplained car bomb explodes near al-Karakh Hospital in northern Baghdad Monday morning.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 5:32pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that two people were killed and five more injured when a car bomb exploded near the al-Karakh Hospital in northern Baghdad Monday morning.
 
Xinhua reported a source in the puppet police as saying that an explosives-laden car that had been parked near the emergency medical center belonging to the al-Karakh Hospital blew up before noon Monday.
 
In addition to the casualties, one of the hospital’s ambulances was badly damaged in the blast as were several civilian cars.  Puppet security forces responded to the attack by cordoning off the area and transporting the injured people to hospital for treatment.
 
US tank falls from highway overpass onto civilian car in Baghdad.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 5:11pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that a US tank fell from a highway overpass in northwestern Baghdad, wounding the five members of its crew and four civilians.
 
Xinhua reported that a US tank was driving along the highway near the ash-Shu‘lah neighborhood of northwestern Baghdad when it fell off the overpass onto an intersection, striking a civilian car.
 
Five US troops inside the tank were wounded in the fall and the four Iraqi civilians who were in the car on which the tank fell were also injured, some of them severely.  A source told Xinhua that an American helicopter landed near the scene and transported the wounded Americans to a US military hospital.
 
In hour-long battle: Residents of as-Sayyidiyah in Baghdad beat back assaults by Shi‘i sectarian gunmen attempting to drive out Sunnis to facilitate sectarian partition of Iraq.
 
In a dispatch posted on its website on Monday, the Yaqen News Agency reported that the people of the Baghdad district of as-Sayyidiyah had repulsed massiveassaults by Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gument before noon on Monday.
 
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that the pro-Iranian Shi ‘ sectarian militias attacked as-Sayyidiyah in an apparent attempt to seize control and “purge” it of Sunni residents as they have done elsewhere in Baghdad and other parts of the country.
 
Witnesses reported that residents noticed unusual activity on the part of the US-backed “Iraqi Interior Ministry Shock Troops (Maghawir)” many of whose members are concurrently members of the Jaysh al-Mahdi sectarian militia.  Anticipating a sectarian attack, the residents of as-Sayyidiah prepared and were ready when in fact the attack took place later in the morning.  Yaqen reported the witnesses as saying that the defenders killed a number of the attackers and destroyed several of their vehicles, eventually forcing them to withdraw, leaving the bodies of their dead behind them.
 
The witnesses said that the fighting raged between lots 825 and 829 and then extended to the commercial street.  Residents were able to kill at least 10 of the sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi attackers and wound another 20 of them.  They were only able to retrieve their dead after US forces intervened after the end of the fighting, which lasted for more than an hour.
 
The witnesses reported that the Shi‘i sectarian attackers assaulted the as-Sayyidiyah district from the districts of al-Bayya‘ and al-‘Amil.  The sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen in those districts are the ones who have launched most of the many attacks to which as-Sayyidiyah has been subjected as they strive to expel Sunnis from much of Baghdad in order to facilitate the partition of Iraq on sectarian lines envisioned by US and Zionist think tanks since the 1980s.
 
US troops make nighttime raids in “Madinat as-Sadr” area of Baghdad.  Sadr’s Jaysh al-Mahdi ordered not to fight Americans.
 
In a dispatch posted at 11:34am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that US occupation troops raided areas of the Madinat ath-Thawrah section of Baghdad (dubbed “Madinat as-Sadr” since the US invasion) during the pre-dawn hours of Monday.
 
The AMSI reported eyewitnesses as saying that American troops under air cover from helicopter gun ships and warplanes stormed into the as-Sab‘inat neighborhoods, the areas furthest inside “Madinat as-Sadr,” beginning at 2am local time Monday morning.  The raids lasted until dawn and in the course of them, the US troops arrested a number of local citizens.  As of the time of reporting, the Americans had made no statements about the raids.
 
Later, in a dispatch posted at 1:46pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that an official in the office of Shi‘i sectarian cleric Muqtada as-Sadr issued a statement claiming that at dawn Monday the US struck the so-called “Madinat as-Sadr” area, targeting concentrations of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia from 2am until 4am.
 
Aswat al-‘Iraq reported that the as-Sadr Movement official said that the Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi – which is actively engaged in attacks on Sunni Iraqis – were given strict orders to avoid any confrontation with the Americans and to try to evade capture as well, by moving away rather than engaging US troops in combat.
 
For his part, Dr. Wi’am Isma‘il, the Director of the as-Sadr Hospital, said that his institution received the body of one person who had been killed in the pre-dawn American attacks.  Five more people were wounded in the al-Urfuly neighborhood of “Madinat as-Sadr” and sought medical treatment, he said.
 
Salah ad-Din Province.
Bayji.
 
Humanitarian crisis stalks residents of as-Siniyah near Bayji, after six-day lockdown by US troops.
 
In a dispatch posted at 12:40am Baghdad time just after midnight Tuesday morning, the Yaqen News Agency reported that US forces accompanied by their Iraqi puppet army allies were continuing a massive “security” campaign in the as-Siniyah area seven kilometers to the west of Bayji, about 200km north of Baghdad.
 
Yaqen reported residents as saying that US aircraft and land forces had blockaded the area for more than six days, completely cutting it off from the outside world.  The Americans then began carrying out raids and searches in the al-‘Asri neighborhoods looking for arms and explosives, residents reported.
 
Muhammad Jawfan reported that on Sunday the US troops raided and ransacked his home but found nothing.  They broke most of his furniture and belongings.
 
Concurrently with the blockade and raids, the Americans have virtually cut off all electricity to the city for five days and, with a curfew in force, no on is allowed out of doors within the city.
 
The official spokesman for the Red Crescent Society of Salah ad-Din Province told Yaqen that the situation in as-Siniyah is “extremely bad” and he said caravans bringing aid supplies were needed.  As is routine now in such cases where the Americans seal off towns and try to starve the residents into submission, the Red Crescent has called on Islamic organizations to organize caravans to try to bring humanitarian help to the city and its blockaded residents.
 
The reason for the lockdown of the as-Siniyah area is that Resistance fighters shot and killed Lieutenant Colonel Jasim al-Jumayli, the puppet police chief there and wounded four of his bodyguards in a Resistance bomb attack last week.  The nearby city of Bayji is undergoing one of its own periodical semi-lockdowns due to the large numbers of American troops and their puppet army allies now occupying that city.  The Americans and the Iraqi puppet troops cruise around the city making random arrests of people they find out in the streets who somehow do not appeal to them.
 
The Bayji-as-Siniyah area is of significant economic importance, particularly for northern Iraq and the predominantly Kurdish area as it is the location of the largest oil refinery complex in northern Iraq, the source of the fuel consumed in that part of the country.
 
Samarra’.
 
US forces kill two women, wound, abduct three women and a child in Samarra’.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 4:52pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that US forces opened fire on a house on Watban Street in western Samarra’, 120km north of Baghdad, killing two women and wounding three more women and one child.
 
Xinhua reported Colonel Hasan Ahmad of the Salah ad-Din Province puppet police command as saying that the Americans then took the wounded women and child away to an unknown destination, while the two bodies were taken to Tikrit General Hospital.
 
Three US troops wounded in battle near Samarra’, US admits.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 5:11pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that the US military had issued an announcement in which it claimed to have killed 12 armed men near Samarra’, 120km north of Baghdad.
 
Xinhua reported the American statement as saying that the US forces had also captured three other people and freed a captive in a battle in which US troops accompanied by their Iraqi puppet army allies fought armed men.
 
The American announcement added that three US troops were wounded in the battle and later taken to the US airbase in Balad, 70km north of Baghdad, where they were listed in “stable” condition.
 
Tikrit.
 
American troops gun down three civilians south of Tikrit Monday morning.
 
In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 4:52pm Monday afternoon Beijing time, the Xinhua News Agency reported that US forces killed three Iraqi civilians in two separate incidents in the ‘Uwaynat area, about 165km north of Baghdad, on Monday morning.
 
Xinhua reported that one group of Americans shot two minibus drivers who were riding along the main road in the area at a time when US troops were raiding houses nearby.
 
Another group of Americans shot and killed an auto mechanic outside his shop in the town.  As of the time of reporting, the Americans had issued no reports on the killings.
 
US aircraft, artillery blast civilians in Tikrit area for two hours at dawn Monday morning, refuse to allow wounded to be evacuated for treatment.
 
In a bulletin posted at 10:22am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that US aircraft and tanks bombarded the ‘Uwaynat area of Tikrit, 180km north of Baghdad at dawn Monday.
 
The AMSI correspondent in the area reported that US aircraft and tanks blasted the area for two and a half hours beginning at 4am.  Numerous civilians were killed in the attack, after which the Americans then sealed off the area and refused to allow anyone in to tend to the wounded or to recover bodies of the dead.
 
The correspondent in the area added that the American forces, which included more than a hundred military vehicles, had clashed with local residents and not allowed them to recover the dead whose bodies still lay strewn around the streets of the area pounded by US shellfire.
 
Local witnesses said that the reason for the American attack and the US refusal to allow anyone to tend to the dead or wounded was that the Americans were looking for Iraqi President ‘Izzat Ibrahim ad-Duri, the successor to President Saddam Husayn.  Ad-Duri, who has never captured by the Americans since their occupation of Iraq, became the legal President of Iraq following the assassination of Saddam Husayn by the US-installed puppet regime on 30 December 2006.
 
Diyala Province.
Al-Miqdadiyah.
 
Gunmen wearing puppet army uniforms kidnap eight civilians near al-Miqdadiyah Monday evening.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:03pm Baghdad time Monday night, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that a group of men wearing Iraqi puppet army uniforms set up a checkpont near al-Miqdadiyah, 85km northeast of Baghdad on Monday evening and kidnapped eight civilians there.
 
Aswat al-‘Iraq reported eyewitnesses as saying that the gunmen in puppet army uniforms set up their checkpoint at a junction between al-Miqdadiyah and Dilli ‘Abbas.  One witnesses said that the kidnapped civilians had arrived at the checkpoint in two cars.  The uniformed gunmen stopped them as if to check their documents and search their cars but then led them away to an unknown destination.
 
The identity of the uniformed gunmen and the purpose of the abduction remained unknown as of the time of reporting and the Diyala Province puppet police had as yet made no statement about the incident.
 
Bomb destroys US Humvee in al-Miqdadiyah area midday Monday.
 
In a dispatch posted at 3:43pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a bomb exploded by a US military patrol in villages in the ‘Arab Jabbur area around al-Miqdadiyah, 85km northeast of Baghdad at midday Monday.
 
Yaqen reported eyewitnesses as saying that the blast destroyed a US Humvee, wounding the American troops aboard.  The witnesses said that the Americans responded to the explosion by firing indiscriminately around the entire area, shooting at nearby yards and gardens.  The US troops sealed off the area and US Medevac helicopters were seen landing in there to evacuate the wounded.  As of the time of reporting, the Americans had made no comment on the attack.
 
Babil Province.
Al-Yusufiyah.
 
Bomb kills two civilians in al-Yusufiyah Monday afternoon.
 
In a dispatch posted at 10:01pm Baghdad time Monday night, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that a bomb exploded by the side of the road in the al-Yusufiyah area, 30km south of Baghdad on Monday afternoon.
 
Aswat al-‘Iraq reported a source in the puppet police who asked not to be identified as saying that the blast killed two civilians and wounded 13 more people.  Immediately after the explosion, puppet police closed off the area and the survivors were taken to hospitals for treatment.
 
Al-Haswah.
 
Unexplained mortar shell wounds two women in al-Haswah Monday evening.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:38pm Baghdad time Monday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that a mortar shell landed in a residential area of al-Haswah, about 33km south of Baghdad on Monday evening.
 
Yaqen reported a source in al-Hillah Hospital as saying that the mortar round landed in the ‘Adayi neighborhood of al-Haswah and wounded two women.
 
Al-Hillah.
 
Mortar shell wounds puppet troops north of al-Hillah Monday afternoon.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:38pm Baghdad time Monday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that seven puppet army troops were wounded when a mortar shell landed at Command Post No. 18 on the highway north of al-Hillah, about 100km south of Baghdad on Monday afternoon.
 
Yaqen reported a source in the puppet “Scorpion Brigade” as saying that some of the puppet troops were severely wounded in the attack and had to be taken to al-Hillah Hospital for treatment.
 
Puppet police station bombarded Sunday night.
 
In a dispatch posted at 9:49am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Khaykan puppet police station south of al-Hillah (which is about 100km south of Baghdad) came under mortar bombardment on Sunday night.
 
The AMSI reported a source in the puppet “Scorpion Brigade” as saying on Monday that the puppet police station was just opened on Sunday by US occupation troops at a ceremony attended by the puppet police commander for Babil Province, Qays al-Mi‘mari.
 
Al-Qadisiyah Province.
Ad-Diwaniyah.
 
US, puppet forces battle militiamen in ad-Diwaniyah Sunday night.
 
In a dispatch posted at 1:44pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that armed men battled US and puppet troops in the as-Sadr and ad-Dubbat neighborhoods of ad-Diwaniyah, 180km south of Baghdad, on Sunday night.
 
The AMSI reported that the fighting broke out when US troops accompanied by their puppet army allies entered the neighborhoods on a mission to capture a number of “wanted individuals” there.  Fighting raged for about half an hour as US helicopters prowled the skies overhead.  No information on the nature or extent of casualties was available.
 
Ad-Diwaniyah has lately been the scene of a turf war between the Shi‘i sectarian Jaysh al-Mahdi militia and its rival the Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigades, many of whose members are concurrently members of the puppet army and security forces in ad-Diwaniyah.  The Jaysh al-Mahdi is hoping to seize control of southern Iraq in expectation of the withdrawal of British and US forces from the region.
 
At-Ta’mim Province.
Kirkuk.
 
Puppet forces make raids in Kirkuk neighborhoods.
 
In a dispatch posted at 11:34am Baghdad time Monday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that Iraqi puppet security forces raided the First and Second al-‘Askari neighborhoods in Kirkuk, 255km north of Baghdad.
 
The AMSI reported sources in the puppet security forces as saying that the puppet regime forces arrested one local person and four visitors from other provinces who had arrived in Kirkuk without conforming to the rules on travellers imposed by the US occupation forces and their puppet regime which is attempting to de-Arabize the city prior to handing it over to the pro-American Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq.
 
Ninwa Provice.
Zammar.
 
Mysterious truck bomb kills 10 in disputed Zammar area Monday afternoon.
 
In a dispatch posted at 7:39pm Baghdad time Monday evening, the Yaqen News Agency reported that an explosives-laden truck blew up in the village of Tall Marak in the Zammar area, about 45km northwest of al-Mawsil in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 70 more.
 
Yaqen reported the puppet police as saying that there were still bodies buried under the rubble and the casualty toll was accordingly expected to rise.
 
In a dispatch posted on its website Monday, Quds Press reported that Brigadier General ‘Abd al-Karim al-Jabburi, the Ninwa Province puppet police operations director, said that the bomb had been of high explosive material.  He added that the puppet authorities were reinforcing their forces and increasing their operations in the area where the attack occurred.
 
In a dispatch posted at 4:29pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that the truck bomb exploded in Tall Marak, which is about 15km west of Zammar, at about 3pm local time Monday afternoon.
 
In a dispatch posted at 4:47pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, Aswat al-‘Iraq reported that the area around Zammar is ethnically mixed with 78 Kurdish villages and 29 Arab ones according to Kurdish separatist claims.  The pro-American Kurdish separatist parties that dominate northern Iraq have been pushing to get the Zammar area included in their planned separate “Kurdistan” state in northern Iraq, but such plans are resisted by Arab residents.
 
The western part of Zammar is also of strategic importance geographically and economically, as it dominates roads leading from northern Iraq into Syria and it is also a junction for roads leading from the city of Sinjar north to the Kurdish region.
 
Al-Mawsil.
 
Bombs target puppet army, police forces in al-Mawsil Monday morning.
 
In a dispatch posted at 1:53pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that two Iraqi Resistance bombs targeted puppet forces in the city of al-Mawsil, about 420km northwest of Baghdad, on Monday.
 
The AMSI reported a source in the puppet security forces as telling the media that one bomb went off by a puppet police patrol at the al-Jalil Junction in the ad-Dawwasah area of al-Mawsil on Monday morning.  One puppet policeman was wounded in the explosion.
 
The second bomb went off by a puppet army patrol in the Bab al-Jadid district of central al-Mawsil.  No casualties were reported from that attack.
 
Al-Basrah Province.
Al-Basrah.
 
Militiamen kill puppet official in al-Basrah, set body on fire.
 
In a dispatch posted at 2:51pm Baghdad time Monday afternoon, the Aswat al-‘Iraq news agency, which was set up by Reuters and the U.N. Development Agency, reported that unknown armed men shot and killed the puppet Director of Financial Oversight in the southern Iraqi city of al-Basrah on Sunday night.  They then set his body on fire.
 
Aswat al-‘Iraq reported an official source in the al-Basrah puppet police who asked not to be identified as saying that armed men killed Jum‘ah Ja‘far Ibrahim, the Director of Financial Oversight in al-Basrah Province.  “After that, the gunmen shut his body inside his car and set it alight.”  The official said that the puppet police came upon the charred remains of Ibrahim when they found his car.
 
The puppet police also found three unexploded 60mm mortar shells aand handed them over to a unit that disposes of such ordnance.
 
The southern regions of Iraq have lately been the scene of a bitter turf war between various Shi‘i sectarian militias all battling for control of the region when the British pull out.  The Jaysh al-Mahdi militia in particular has been engaged in battles throughout southern Iraq targeting rival Shi‘i sectarian parties and militias, such as the Badr Brigade and the Fadilah Party which latter has long dominated the puppet administration in al-Basrah.
 
 
 
 
 
SHAME
September 8-10, 2007
Malcom Lagauche
 
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Ali al-Majid: another Ba'ath official murdered while the world watched
 
 
One-by-one, the legitimate government of Iraq is being murdered by the quisling Iraqi war crimes court and the U.S. Many organizations that delve into legal matters, as well as the United Nations, have called the court a travesty of justice.
Soon, Ali al-Majid will hang. (He may already have been killed by the time you read this.)
I can not recall any time in modern history where such a program was allowed to exist while the world watched.
Where is Amnesty International? Where is Human Rights Watch? Where is the United Nations? Where are the myriad "peace" and "anti-war" groups? Where are the anti-death penalty activists who assemble at U.S. prisons on the eve of an execution? Where are the mainstream media? Where are the left and "progressive" media? Where are the members of the U.S. government who oppose the death penalty?
All the above are laying low. It is not in good form or politically correct for anyone in the West to defend someone from the Ba’ath regime. Al-Majid does not count.
In realty, all these groups and individuals are hypocrites of the highest order. If one is against the death penalty, he/she does not get to choose who is defendable and who is not.
In addition to being hypocrites, these groups and individuals are also complicit in first degree murder for not speaking up.
My conscience is clear.
 
 
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Expelling Kirkuk's Arabs is a prelude to divide Iraq!
 
The conspiracy to divide Iraq enters a grave phase with the Occupation puppet government officially encouraging through financial incentives, to expel Kirkuk's Arabs and facilitate their transfer to other regions of Iraq.. following a bloodthirsty campaign which engulfed a huge numbers of Kirkuk's Arabs forcing them to leave their homes.
 
Our Party draws the attention on this very grave step which is a part of a systematic process to divide Iraq and goes beyond  amputating Kirkuk and annexing it to the separatist rebellion region in the North:
 
1- The occupation years, and every event, have ascertained that dividing Iraq is the Occupiers' most important objective. Encouraging every chaos, mass murder, ethnic cleansing, horrific and hideous tortures means and ways were nothing but the symptoms of the US plan, backed by the Zionist Entity and Iran, to divide Iraq. Dividing Iraq, however, is impossible without annexing Kirkuk to the separatists in the north, for the Kurdish region, lacks resources, and is not viable as an independent state with resources of its own.. This is exactly what proofed the separatist experience since 1991. Therefore, the Kurdish rebels' war lords know pretty well, that their separatist future, is unsure without annexing Kirkuk and use its oil for a viable  state.
 
Expelling systematically Kirkuk's Arabs, either through assassination, terrorism, or financial incentives, reminds us strikingly with the Zionist entity' behavior when it expelled the Palestinians from their homeland, and expropriated Palestine, and is  nothing but a prelude to declare the separation relying on Kirkuk's oil. 
 
2- The Kurdish region oil has no significance, and is limited in quantity, that is why the Kurdish rebellion war lords, insist by all means to occupy Kirkuk.
 
3- Grabbing Kirkuk doesn't achieve for the separatist rebels, a Kurdish state in the north of Iraq only. This will be a base to back and support the  Turkey's and Iran's Kurds to separate later on to establish the great Kurdish state, intending to expand in every direction; and mainly to the south, reaching.. the south of Baghdad!!. This is confirmed by the maps adopted by the Kurdish rebellion war lords in the north of Iraq. This expansion will not be able to divide Iraq only, but it will also kurdicise the Arabs and the non Arabs in the colonized regions as is the case right now in the north of Iraq.
 
4- What we mentioned above is nothing but the complete and literal execution of the old and well known Zionist entity plan to dismember Iraq into dwarf warring statelets, losing slowly their Arab identity and turning into entities unable to survive without external help. This plan is absolutely ascertained with clear cut proofs, including sowing and encouraging chaos and dispersion in Iraq after the invasion, where the US and Iran share the same strategic interest into dividing Iraq.. Remember the three US -Iranian meetings held in Baghdad for the first time since 1979, where both agreed upon dividing Iraq and sharing Iraq loot. 
 
Consequently, while the puppet government supports ceding Kirkuk to the Kurdish separatists, these latter recognize the separation of the south under the grip of the Iranian collaborators.. in the meanwhile, Iran agrees to collaborate and supports US plans in  post divided Iraq, and in the region.  
 
Our Party, while drawing the attention of the gravity of what is going on in Kirkuk, reminds again, that Kirkuk's Arabs have the right to remain in the city despite having or not previously lived in any other parts of Iraq.. For Iraq is a one state, and the Iraqi citizen, be Kurdish, Arab, Turkomen or else has the right to live wherever he wants or she wants in all Iraq. This unalterable principle written and established in Iraq 's Constitution before the Occupation, is the basis for the existence of tens of thousands of Kurds in all Iraq, in Basra, Baghdad and even in the west of Iraq.. So why an Iraqi Kurd has the right to  have the freedom of possessing properties and electing residence in all Iraq while the non Kurd is not allowed the same?
 
Expelling Kirkuk's Arabs by force, is nothing but a racist and fascist measure, which violates one of the most important human right, i.e. to elect residence freely.. and re confirms the US, the West and the United Nations' double standards.. Indeed! These parties never opposed Kirkuk's ethnic cleansing against the Arabs, rather they encouraged it, while using the same, as lies and pretexts to besiege Iraq and pave the way to invade Iraq, as they did when exploiting the project of drying Iraq marshes in the so called (the marsh Arabs' persecution).
 
Furthermore, the constraining and terrorist methods used to expel Kirkuk's Arabs, is designed to rise the problems of the existence of Kurds in Iraqi non Kurdish regions, and in great numbers.. to facilitate their displacement too.. or to expel them by force from the Arab regions, in an erroneous reaction against expelling Kirkuk's Arabs, in order to assemble all Iraq's Kurds in one, large and demographically important area, surrounded from the outside by hatred, and living in a permanent fear from the outside... Exactly as Zionists did when creating their Zionist entity after invading Palestine! So we must be extremely aware from getting dragged into this US, Zionist and Iranian plan to redraw Iraq demographically to divide it and to enflame wars in amongst its demographic components.
 
Kirkuk's Arabs should refuse abandoning their homes against any compensation, for the future belongs to the one Arab identity Iraq, which respects all the minorities and recognizes their specific identity.. as Iraq was prior to the invasion... first and second.. the Occupation is being defeated now and is on its last throes, and with it will all the collaborators will escape, be the separatists in the north or the Iranian agents in the south.. 
 
The gravity of this state of affairs requests from the Iraqi patriotic forces, in particular, to stay united against annexing Kirkuk to the Kurdish region and safeguard its particularity as a district representing all Iraq's components.. For Kirkuk doesn't belong to only one component.
 
Long live Iraq, united and independent!
Shame and dishonor to the traitors, the Zionism', the US' and Iran' agents.. the enemies of Iraq unity and the enemies of the liberation of Iraq! 
 
Iraq Leadership
Iraq Culture and Information Bureau
The Arab Baath Socialist Party,
10th September 2007
Baghdad, Martyr Saddam Hussein's Capital City
 
Loathed bloodthirsty US thugs, you will pay dearly for your crimes..
Iraqis and Arabs will never stop combating you and for generations to come!
 
 
*Translated by Abu Assur.. al-moharer
 

 

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