Updated at 3:05 p.m. EST, Dec. 27, 2006
At least 79 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 26 were wounded
in violent acts. Also, military authorities have reported the deaths of
three GIs in separate events. December has already proven to be one of the most
violent months since the occupation of Iraq by Coalition forces. At least
77 GIs have
been killed alongside the hundreds of Iraqis who have died.
In Coalition news, two American servicemembers were killed today in separate
roadside bomb attacks. One
soldier was killed southwest of the capital and the
second was killed southeast of Baghdad. A third
soldier died of non-combat-related wounds in Logistics Support Area Anaconda.
militia member was killed during a raid in Ramadi; several others were arrested.
British troops came under attack in Hayaniya; no British servicemembers were
injured, but three
gunmen were killed. Also, a rocket attack in Baquba, which residents blame
on U.S. forces, killed
six people and wounded six others; the U.S. is looking into the incident,
but otherwise has made no comments.
bodies were discovered in Baghdad; many bearing the usual signs of torture
that are often found on dumped corpses. Also, a roadside bomb left
two Iraqi soldiers dead.
In Samawa, six
people were killed and 19 wounded during clashes between Iraqi army and
militiamen loyal to Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Four of the dead were policemen.
A roadside bomb outside Hawija killed
Police found the
bodies of an Iraqi intelligence officer and an Iraqi protection services member
a policemen in Samarra.
an Iraqi soldier in the small town of Dour.
In Mosul, tribal leader Wathaah
Abid-Rabbuh was assassinated; he lead the mostly Sunni Jubour tribe. A Kurdish
civilian and a third person were gunned down in a separate incident.
Iraqi civilian was killed and another wounded by a bomb on the Kirkuk-Mosul
Near Manzala, a bomb left two
Iraqi soldiers died during a mortar attack near Falluja.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis