Updated at 11:15 p.m. EST, Dec. 15, 2006
Today, American military authorities reported that two
U.S. Marines were killed in Anbar yesterday from "wounds sustained
during enemy action." This raised the number of Americans killed in
Iraq during December to 53 deaths. Overnight, British bases in Basra were
bombarded by katyusha rockets, but no
casualties were reported. Also, 60 Iraqis were killed or found dead and
two were injured in violent attacks.
Two car bombers exploded their cargo outside two separate U.S. bases in Ramadi.
The attacks followed clashes between U.S. forces and gunmen earlier in the day;
Iraqi civilians were killed in the incident. Coalition forces also killed
ten militiamen during clashes in between the villages of Dojamah and Zanboor
militiamen who were burying a roadside bomb near Fallujah.
The day in Baghdad began with a mortar attack on a mosque in the Doura district;
casualties were reported. At least 22
bodies were recovered in different areas; some were hancuffed or tortured.
Because it is Friday, the day of prayer, a car curfew was in effect. This usually
dampens violent activity in the capital.
a Shi'ite sheikh, and two of his guards were killed when gunmen opened fire
on his vehicle in Basra.
According to hospital sources, thirteen
people were killed in various events in Mosul.
In an attack in Diwaniya, a Iraqi
intelligence member and an oil company guard were killed by gunmen.
fire on a civilian standing near a bus station in Kut.
civilian was killed, two others injured, when a roadside bomb exploded near
a railway station in al Qadisyah.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis