"IS IT THE BEGINNNING OF
A VIETNAM-LIKE GUERILLA WAR?"
Iraqi group of resistance claims responsibility for downing US
helicopter in Fallujah.
group of armed Iraqi resistance 'unknown before'
announced Tuesday its responsibility for the attack on US
troops in Fallujah, killing at least two soldiers and wounding
statement received by Middle East Online from the "General
Command of Iraqi Armed Forces, Resistance and Liberation"
said that "groups of special forces, Al-Faruq brigades
and Baath party members staged joint operations to
destroy forces of the US enemy in Fallujah."
statement added that a US helicopter was downed killing four
soldiers, and that five others were killed and 12 wounded when
three armoured vehicles were destroyed.
is the first time such a statement has been issued from the
Iraqi resistance which also claimed responsibility for the
attack on a US military convoy in Central Baghdad.
Brigades, a military organisation of Islamic resistance in
Iraq, claimed responsibility for killing a US soldier in
Baghdad, said the statement, adding that the organisation
cooperates with the General Command of Iraqi Armed Forces
whose leader is Iraq's former vice president Taha Yasin
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