US Forces Massacre Iraqi Civilians, Pregnant Women

Americans seize, lock down city of ar-Ramadi, shoot dead 32 civilians including nine pregnant women in 24 hours. Women appeal to tribes in al-Fallujah to break deadly US siege.

In a dispatch posted at 9:19pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that in the previous 24 hours the US troops in ar-Ramadi had killed 32 civilians after beginning to shoot at anything that moves in the city.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US troops seized control of government buildings and private houses that overlook the main streets in the city. The Americans also took over the al-Mustafa Hospital after throwing the sick and injured patients and the doctors and staff out into the street.

Persons wounded in the latest American rampages have no way to get medical care, since anyone who so much as opens his door and steps into the street is shot at by US snipers atop tall buildings or by American tanks.

As a result of the US troops’ shooting, nine pregnant women were killed and four more wounded as of the time of reporting, due to lack of access to medical care.

The correspondent reported that US forces have closed all the roads in the city and have destroyed the fuel station and the water purification plants in order to deprive the city residents of fuel and potable water.

The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in ar-Ramadi reported that the women of ar-Ramadi have cut off their plaits, in keeping with ancient tribal custom in the area, and sent them, with difficulty, out to the tribes in the al-Fallujah area, in an effort to arouse alarm and get them to come and break the deadly blockade imposed by the Americans.

US troops in ar-Ramadi mow down men lined up for gasoline, killing four Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 3:39pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters opened fire on a fixed US patrol stationed in the al-Andalus neighborhood of ar-Ramadi on Wednesday morning.

The ar-Ramadi correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported local eyewitnesses as saying that the Americans responded to the incoming gunfire by training their guns at a group of men standing in line at a fuel station near their position and opening fire. The witnesses said the Americans mowed down a number of the men, killing four of them and wounding others who were later taken to hospital for treatment. The correspondent noted that the gunfire that targeted the American position did not come from the direction of the gas station, but the US troops chose easy targets on whom to vent their hatred.

Resistance blasts US al-Warrar base with Grad rockets Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 2:21pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi Resistance forces fired five Grad rockets into the US al-Warrar base west of ar-Ramadi, which is located about 110km west of Baghdad, on Wednesday morning.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that the barrage set off thunderous explosions that shook the area and sent smoke rising into the sky. US helicopters then flew in at low altitude over the base, indicating that there were casualties that had to be evacuated.

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