Iraqi Resistance Report – 2006-10-27 17:19:04
EAW Editor’s Note
North Korea did the White House a big favor by announcing the test of a nuclear weapon. The drama in North Korea shifted the media’s focus away from a much more dramatic series of explosions that were rocking Baghdad around the same time.
The Pentagon’s largest ammo dump at Forward Operating Base Falcon exploded with earth-shaking violence, reportedly causing hundreds of milions of dollars of damage. The Pentagon initially announced that the cause was “a fire.” In fact, the conflagration was triggered by two rockets and three mortar rounds fired by the Iraqi resistance.
The Pentagon continues to claim that there was “no loss of life.” The Pentagon claimed that the base quickly “returned to normal.”
The articles in this special edition of EAW’s Breaking News stongly indicate that the Pentagon has not been forthcoming about the extent of the damage and the number of casualties.
EAW has obtained document that purports to list the names of more than 300 US soldiers, civilian contract workers and CIA employees who died in the attack.
We have chosen to publish the casualty list with apologies lto the families that may not yet have been notified by the Pentagon.
— Gar Smith, editor, Environmentalists Against War.
Iraqi Resistance Rockets Blasts Biggest American Arsenal
Setting off Unprecedented Explosions
Iraqi Resistance Report
BAGHDAD (10 October 2006 ) — In a dispatch posted at 12:30am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier Iraqi Resistance forces had attacked and blown up the largest US weapons arsenal depot in the American General Headquarters in the south of Baghdad. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the arsenal, located in the as-Saqr [The Falcon] Base in the south of Baghdad is the main supplier of equipment to the US forces. It came under Resistance rocket attack late on Tuesday night.
At the time of reporting, mountains of American arms and ammunition were continuing to explode in the sky in a huge fire unprecedented in Baghdad’s history. In response, US aircraft hysterically rocketed and bombed various parts of the city, the correspondent reported, trying to knock out the launch sites of the rockets that blasted into the American arsenal. A source in the Iraqi puppet regime told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance blasted the American arsenal, known as Camp Falcon, with Grad and Katyusha rockets.
The source admitted that dozens of Americans had been killed or wounded in the blasts that were still ripping the American arsenal apart. The source said that the US forces were unable to do anything to stop the massive inferno of flame and explosions that was lighting up the Baghdad sky like fireworks.
Reuters reported the puppet regime’s “Iraqiyah” television network as showing pictures of a huge fire lighting up the night sky. Reuters reporters in central Baghdad heard more than 30 explosions, which began at about 11pm local time Tuesday night.
The puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” said the explosions had rocked three neighborhoods close to Forward Operating Base Falcon in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.
Nine Red Cross Planes Evacuate Hundreds of Wounded Americans
Muhammad Abu Nasr / Iraqi Resistance Report
Al-Habbaniyah (11 October 2006) — Nine huge American transport planes unload casualties from devastating Resistance strike on US Falcon Base in Baghdad just before midnight Tuesday, indicating heavy American losses.
In a bulletin posted at 2am Makkah time before dawn Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported its correspondent in al-Habbaniyah as saying that the US military hospital at the massive American-occupied air base there had begun to receive dead and wounded personnel from the devastating Resistance rocket assault on the US Falcon arsenal in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah. Just before midnight Tuesday, the Iraqi Resistance fired barrages of Katyusha and Grad rockets into the arsenal, the largest such facility in occupied Iraq, causing the ordnance to begin to explode.
Western news reports stated that the blasts continued for hours lighting up the nighttime sky over Baghdad. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported at that hour that three huge US transport aircraft emblazoned with the red cross had flown into the base, and casualties were being unloaded and sent into the hospital at the al-Habbaniyah base, located some 70km west of Baghdad.
Later, in a dispatch posted at 2:45am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that two more huge transport planes had arrived in the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah airbase, 70km west of Baghdad carrying casualties from the devastating Resistance assault on America’s Falcon Base in the US-occupied as-Saqr (Falcon) Forward Base in Sukkaniya located in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.
The al-Habbaniyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the village of al-Bu Mar‘i, about 2km from the US-occupied air base, as saying that as of that time, a total of five enormous transport planes had flown into the base emblazoned with the red cross. The transports came in under fighter escort, the fighter planes remained aloft circling al-Habbaniyah as the transports set down.
The witnesses said that the US occupation forces illuminated the base – something they do not normally do – as swarms of American helicopters prowled the skies around the area, trying to prevent Resistance rocket attacks. Then in a dispatch posted at 5:15pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 7am Wednesday morning the last of a total of nine huge transport planes had landed at the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah airbase, site of America’s largest military hospital in the country, during the night.
The al-Habbaniyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the transport planes continued to land and take off all night and into Wednesday morning ferrying back and forth under fighter escort from Baghdad loaded with dead and wounded Americans.
The correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that the aircraft did indeed fly into al-Habbaniyah from Baghdad. The huge transport planes arrived over al-Habbaniyah with fighter escort and then would break away from the warplanes land at the airfield and then take off again after about 20 minutes.
A source in the Iraqi puppet army told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US forces transported more than 90 Iraqi puppet troops to hospital for treatment after the blasts began to shake the southern part of the city. This number was confirmed by Dr. ‘Umar ‘Abdallah ar-Rawi of ar-Ramadi Hospital who told Mafkarat al-Islam that “90 wounded Iraqi troops were brought to us late in the night.” He indicated that the Americans requested his hospital to clear a wing for them and they did so.
Residents of al-Habbaniyah agreed that nine massive transport planes arrived at various times during the night and into the morning bringing casualties to the US military hospital at the base. The first three planes arrived at 1am local time, witnesses said. The fourth plane landed at about 1:30am, then a fifth about 10 minutes later. Then at 3:30am two more large transports arrived at al-Habbaniyah airbase, and the last two transports were seen coming in at 7am local time Wednesday morning.
Although the nighttime curfew is usually lifted at around 6am each morning, the correspondent reported that US forces only opened the roads and lifted the automobile curfew in al-Habbaniyah at 8am Wednesday morning.
In its announcements regarding the attack, US officials denied that the attack on the arsenal caused any casualties at all. Mafkarat al-Islam observed, however, that the landing of nine massive transport planes carrying US casualties was an important indicator that the number of Americans killed or wounded in the Resistance assault on Falcon arsenal was very substantial.
The new American military hospital in al-Habbaniyah, reportedly the largest in occupied Iraq, was opened on 12 May this year in response to rising US casualties.
Resistance Mortars Pound US Troops
Working to Clear Ruined Falcon Forward Base on Thursday Night
Iraqi Resistance Report
BAGHDAD (12 October 2006) — In a bulletin posted at 10:43pm Makkah time Thursday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at that moment Iraqi Resistance forces were firing mortars into the remains of the American Forward Base Falcon in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah, targeting the US engineering units working to remove wreckage from what remains of the US as-Saqr (“Falcon”) base.
The ad-Durah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Resistance had fired more than 12 mortar rounds at the US sappers and equipment such as cranes that are being used to haul wrecked vehicles and rubble out of the camp.
The Americans began bringing teams in to try to clean up the devastated area on Wednesday. Plumes of smoke could be seen Thursday night rising over what formerly was the Ameicrican Falcon Forward Base.
Families of 11 Iraqi Translators Killed in Resistance Destruction of US Falcon Arsenal on 10 October Protest “Lack of Care” by US Rescue Units for their Relatives
Iraqi Resistance Report
In a dispatch posted at 11:46pm Makkah time Friday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that further evidence continues to surface of the massive death and destruction wrought by the devastating Resistance attack on the American Falcon Forward Base in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah on Tuesday night, 10 October. On Friday, a source in the puppet “Joint American-Iraqi Coordination Office,” who asked that his name not be disclosed, said that 11 Iraq translators working for the US occupation troops had been killed in the explosion.
The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported the source as saying that relatives of the 11 translators had sent a letter of protest to the American embassy in which they objected to what they called the “lack of concern by American rescue teams for the lives of their relatives during the explosions.”
The source said that six of the Iraqi translators were still listed as “missing” under the rubble, but that the others had been dug out late on Thursday night. US sources still officially deny that there were any casualties when a Resistance rocket and mortar barrage caused the “mountain of US munitions” in the largest US arsenal in Iraq to explode for hours.
Comments from Online Readers
• Tell the truth & nothing but the truth??? Not a word about US casualities mentioned on the local tv & radio stations here in dullsville Detroit, Michigan USA. (BERNIE on 14.10.2006)
• It wasn’t even MENTIONED on any UK media. (st?pwar on 14.10.2006)
• State-controlled CNN/BBC hasn’t mentioned it. They blew up the largest US Arms depot in occupied Iraq ??? (Zoragi on 14.10.2006)
• Spain TV spanish has mentioned it!! (Zoraida on 14.10.2006)
• “Lack of concern by American rescue teams.” Surprised? (BigPearl on 14.10.2006)
• 0 casualties? they can’t all of a sudden release tripling their current fraud count, can they? Besides it all looks as though yanks have stopped caring completely. Some kid gets caught for writing something on Bush and while “US is under attack” the same guys don’t give a damn about Bush at all. They leave him to it in some classroom. Yanks can be lied to on such ridiculous levels now that it’s funny. 30 explosions. Iraqis needed to send 3000+ soldiers to refill the original US complement. 10 big planes with casualties to Haditia and 0 casualties. That’s how brainwashed is the yank’s mind. Mind braindead, and genitelia deliberately mutilated by the state. The funniest of all is the one where Bush tells them that a boeing slipped into a 10 foot hole and vanished. That’s the funniest one. Yanks no longer know the difference between reality, Hollywood, lies, truth. It’s all the same blend of diarrhetic cesspool they’re enjoying their last swims in. Hell, yanks didn’t even care when doctors killed patients in New Orleans. They watched it on their lie boxes like some diseased entertainment . (ascan76 on 14.10.2006)
• 4.20 seconds in the size of the explosion is so huge it blinds the whole camera which is x amount of miles away filming. i wonder what type of bomb it was that detonated through the heat. (phil_s6 on 15.10.2006)
• Timing is interesting. So… just before the US attacks Iran (whereupon Iran will attack US forces in Iraq) those US forces lose most of their ammo. Cool. Nice shooting, and nice timing, IR!
About the ‘big blast’ — at least one commentator is claiming this to have been a mini-nuke. But its unlikely. Firstly, nukes are designed to not go off in accidents. Unless the conventional explosives go off in exactly the right sequence — no fission.
Plus, there are other videos around of this event, and extensive commentary of the attack and results. One video apparently taken from much closer, which shows the flash and fireball without overloading the camera. Unlikely to have been even a small nuke. Just many tons of big bombs going off all at once, seen by a sensitive camera with its gain turned way up due to it being nighttime. (TerraHertz on 15.10.2006)
• And of course “no US casualties.” Yeah, right. Nine planeloads of ‘no casualties.’ Bet the graph of official US fatality figures at htt p://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/USfatalities.html never shows a bump. Nice straight line as always. Wonder how many troops were barracked there? Hundreds? Thousands? The US has pulled troops from all over Iraq, to bolster Baghdad. There could have been a lot of them there.
• Shock And Awe Explosion At US Falcon Base In Baghdad
• Original of TV video at http://www.jihadunspun.com/intheatre_external.php?article=106538&list=/home.php&