Updated at 1:00 p.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2006
On Sunday, U.S. military sources reported on the deaths of nine U.S. servicemembers
in separate incidents across Iraq over the weekend; two soldiers were also wounded.
Monday morning, authorities added four
dead servicemembers to that list as a result of a helicopter crash in
Anbar on Sunday. Also, an American pilot who crashed near Baghdad earlier this
week was as of today formally listed as "killed
in action." Meanwhile, 108 Iraqis were killed or found dead
and 41 injured in various incidents.
Fourteen U.S. servicemembers have so far died during December. The new
deaths bring Sunday's tally up to seven dead. On Saturday six other servicemembers
died, and one soldier died on Friday.
Military authorities reported that a helicopter crash in Anbar killed
four troops; it has not been determined if the crash was accidental.
soldier was also killed today "during combat operations" in
more soldiers were killed and two other soldiers were wounded also today
but in Tikrit. On Saturday, two
soldiers and a Marine died from "wounds sustained during enemy
action." Also, two
U.S. soldiers were killed in a bomb blast in Anbar province and another
soldier was killed near Taji when a roadside bomb blasted his convoy.
The military also officially listed a downed U.S. pilot as "killed
in action" after his determining that remains near the crash site
belonged to him.
Military offensives continued in Baquba; three
militiamen were killed and three Iraqi soldiers were injured. Near Garma,
U.S. air strikes killed
at least eight people, including women, children and militamen. The Iraqi
army also reported killing
one militiaman in an unspecified location. At least four
others were killed in unspecified attacks around Baquba.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb planted near al Shaab stadium wounded
six people. A mortar round landed on a secondary school in the Bab al-Muadham
ten students. Three
people were killed and ten wounded when a car bomb exploded near a Qahira
district bakery. Also, gunmen dragged an official from the Mandean religious
group out of his house and then killed
him. The body of Hidaib
Mejhoul of the Iraqi Football Association was found two days after he was kidnapped,
and Haitham Yassin, an advisor to the electricity minister, was
kidnapped. Also, 50
unidentified bodies were discovered in Baghdad, and four
south of the capital.
Near Kirkuk, a suicide bomber targeted the convoy of a senior police officer.
and two guards were injured; another three
guards and the bomber were killed.
students were injured in a roadside bomb attack in Basra.
In Mosul, a suicide car bomb killed
two and wounded four other people. Six
bodies were discovered around the city.
And a roadside bomb in Latifiya killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded a second soldier. Gunmen near Latifiya killed
three people and wounded two others in a drive-by shooting.
In Najaf, Muslim
cleric Sheikh Yassin Al-Harab was assassinated by unknown gunmen.
bodies were found in Baquoba.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis