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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:34 PM
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UPDATE ON FALLUJAH: Mujahideen Reject Ceasefire, Wipe Out US Column

UPDATE ON FALLUJAH: Mujahideen Reject Ceasefire, Wipe Out US Column
Nov 14, 2004
By Omar al-Faris, JUS

In a report in early this morning, Fallujah Mujahideen have rejected the US request for cease fire and have wiped the besieged American column on Al-Hadhrah street. After the American occupation forces made several military attempts to break the siege around their battalion that had been encircled by Mujahideen on Al-Hadhrah street for several days, they were unable to dislodge it. When those military attempts failed, they resorted to peaceful solution by requesting cease fire- using loud speakers to make sure that their plea is heard. Mujahideen subsequently rejected the American request and proceeded to wipe out the entire American column on Hadhrah street. Details of American casualties are currently being evaluated, verified, and will be forth coming;

Americans Loosen Their Grip On Fallujah Perimeters

In an attempt to show good faith towards the citizens of Fallujah, the American occupiers have reopened Al-Azraqiah pass to allow families to leave. Many vacating families were seen having with obvious signs of weakness, malnutrition, torn up clothes, injuries and dust from being under rubbles. Children showed unmistakable signs of weakness, lack of food, dehydration, and lack of medical care as a result of cutting off all food and medical supplies to the city by American occupiers. The occupiers were savage towards the citizens of Fallujah during the initial siege to the extent of positioning snipers at the river banks to fire at anyone coming neat the river for a drink.

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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:38 PM
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1. This from yesterday . . .
US Forces Have NOT Taken Fallujah
Nov 13, 2004
by Omar Al-Faris, JUS and Muhammad Abu Nasr, Free Arab Voice

While JUS normally publishes articles and editorial comments on the weekend, the decisive battle that is raging in Fallujah cant be ignored. Consequently we are filing this special bulletin and will keep you updated as news comes in from the city over the weekend.

US forces that remain inside Fallujah are now surrounded. The American were forced to move troops out of the city as the conflict widened and is now raging throughout the Sunni triangle and in the capital city.

In a bait and switch maneuver, Mujahideen in the city Friday allowed US aggressor troops into several areas of the city and then encircled them. This allowed the Mujahideen to wage the battle on their own terms. The US military has been mobbing along the main roads and avoiding the side-streets. The soldiers do not leave their armored vehicles and tanks. If they get fired on, they fire back from their tanks or call in air-strikes. By convincing the Americans that the Mujahideen had left, the fighters were able to attack and fight the US troops in areas where their aircraft and heavy weapons can not help them.

According to plan, US troops proceeded down as-Sirdar Street in the al-Jawlan and ash-Shurtah neighborhoods. They also entered the al-Askari neighborhood from the direction of the First and Second ad-Dubbat neighborhoods on the street that runs between the ash-Shurtah neighborhood to the north and the al-Askari neighborhood to the south, bringing the US troops to the heart of the main street. There the attacks on the US forces began in earnest.

The Mujahideen mounted several ambushes on the US troops and managed to cut some units off from the others, splitting up the attackers and enabling them to inflict damage on the American forces in men and materiel. The Mujahideen totally purged the industrial zone of American invader troops from the southeast. The an-Nazal and ash-Shuhada areas were also cleared of American forces. As of 10 pm local time Friday night, fighting was limited to the edges of those districts. At that time an entire US column was surrounded on al-Hadrah Street which is located between the ash-Shurtah neighborhood and the ad-Dubbat neighborhood.

Mujahideen forces ambushed the Americans in those areas by posting sharpshooters along the path where the US troops were to come, enabling them to shoot down numerous foot soldiers that had been dropped from the air in Festival Square . At the same time the narrow lanes pressed the forces of the two sides close together, preventing the Americans from making use of their airpower. US snipers on rooftops in Al-Jawlan have proven to be useless as the streets are too narrow to allow them to shoot with any kind of accuracy.

At the time of filing, the Mujahideen was in a strong position thanks to its decision to adopt the strategy of street fighting that allowed for attracting the enemy into those streets and then hunting down their advance guards.

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