resistance which violent actions are we witnessing is the result
of the sum of many ffactions:
the surviving loyalists of Saddam Hussein, foreign fighters, the
Islamic terror group Ansar al-Islam and al-Qaida.
It is thought that their leader is the Jordanian-born terrorist Abu
Musab al-Zarqawi. Their goal is the chase out of Iraq of the forces that are occupying
it. Their attacks (whic can be guerrilla-style or terror bombings)
hit US and other coalition soldiers, the new Iraqi police, but unfortunately
Iraqi civilians also.
Guerrilla methods include ambushes, grenade and light gun attacks,
and mine explosions. Their terror methods are:bomb, car bomb explosions
and suicide car bombings. In 2004, some of the groups begun to
kidnap foreigners and frequently executions followed.
Attacks in Iraq:
- during the war
3/22-in a suicide attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan one Australian
journalist and three Kurdish fighters killed.
3/29-An Najaf: in a suicide attack with a car 4 US marines killed.
4/4- in a suicide attack north of
Baghdad 3 US soldiers killed. The attack was carried out
by two women.
4/10-Baghdad: in a suicide attack one marine killed.
- after Bush's declare of the
end of the war on May 1st 2003
Daily attacks on US and other
occupation soldiers in Iraq. Ambushes, rocket launcher and light
weapon attacks, mine explosions, even helicopter downings are the
best tactics of the Iraqi resistance.
Iraq: in a car bomb attack at the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad 19 dead.
Iraq: in a suicide attack with a truck-bomb on the United Nations' headquarters
(Hotel Canal) in Baghdad 22 dead. The UN High Commissioner for Iraq Brasilian
Sergio Vieira de Mello was among the dead.
Two car bombs exploded in front of the Shiite mosque Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq.
83 people killed, including the Ayatollah Mohammed Baqar al-Hakim. Saddam's
Iraq;Baghdad: Iraqi Governing Council member Akila al Hashimi
seriously wounded in an attack in front of her house, and on
9/25 she dies of her wounds.
Iraq;Baghdad: five simultaneous suicide car bombings at targets in Baghdad killed
45 people. The targets include the Red Cross Organization's headquarters
and four police stations. MAP
Iraq;An Nasiriyah: in a suicide bombing with two truck-bombs on the headquarters
of the Italian army contingent 28 dead (17 Italian soldiers, 2 Italian and
9 Iraqi civilians).
Iraq: in suicide car bomb attacks on two Iraqi police stations, one in Baquba,
the other in Khan Bani Saad, 18 killed. Baghdad
airport: a cargo DHL plane lands safely after being hit at an engine while
taking off. No injuries in this attack.
Iraq: in a suicide car bombing at an Iraqi police station in the
town of Khaldiya 20 killed.
Iraq;Baghdad: in a tanker explosion near a bus 17 dead.
Iraq;Karbala: in car bomb and rocket attacks on coalition bases and a police
station 19 killed (5 Bulgarian, 2 Thai soldiers, 12 Iraqis).
Iraq;Baghdad: in a suicide attack on a restaurant 8 killed.
Iraq;Baghdad: in a suicide car bomb attack on the entrance of the coalition
military and civilian headquarters 25 killed (23 Iraqi civilians, 2
Iraq: in a car bomb attack on a police station in Iskandaryah, 25 km south
of Baghdad, 55 dead. Many of the killed were civilians who were queueing
Iraq;Baghdad: in na suicide car bombing at the building where would-be
soldiers were queueing for work 47 killed.
Iraq;Fallujah: in an assault carried out by anti-US guerrillas on a police
station and several other government buildings 27 dead (23 policemen,
4 terrorists). some 100 inmates released from the buildings.
Iraq;Baghdad: in a suicide car bombing on the Mount Lebanon hotel 17 killed.
Iraq: Islamic terrorists kidnapped three Japanese civilians. They
threatened to kill them if Japan doesn't pull out all of its troops
from Iraq. Along with the Japanese, 8 South Koreans kidnapped but
later released. The Japanese were released on April 15th.
Iraq: members of the "Green Brigades" terrorist group kidnapped 4
Italian civilians. They threatened to kill them if Italy doesn't
pull out its troops from Iraq. On 4/14 the terrorists execute a
hostage and send the tape showing it to Al-Jazeera TV. On 6/08 in a
U.S. special forces' action the remaining three rescued.
With the increasing of guerrilla and terror activity in Iraq, some of
the extremists groups led by Al-Qaeda terrorist al-Zarqawi begun to
kidnap foreigners. When their conditions were not met (Withdrawing,
ransom, release of prisoners), some hostages were executed. Many
were shot and some of them were beheaded.Videos of those barbaric
acts were published on some web sites.
Iraq;Basra: in a string of suicide car bombings at police stations
74 people killed. The most of the killed are civilians.
Iraq: in rocket and car bomb attacks in Baghdad, Tikrit, Haswa and Basra
40 killed (33 Iraqis, 7 Americans).
Iraq;Baghdad: in a suicide car bombing 10 dead, including the president
of the Iraqi Governing Council Izzedine Salim.
Iraq;Baghdad: in a car bomb attack on a convoy of western
contractors in the city's centre 16 killed, 5 of whom were
Iraq;Baghdad: in two car bomb attacks on new Iraqi army recruits