Updated at 11:15 p.m EST, Dec. 25, 2006
Today, U.S. military authorities reported six new American servicemember
deaths in separate incidents in or near Baghdad and in Anbar province. In
Basra, British troops conducted a large scale raid. Also, 83 Iraqis were
killed or found dead today and another 46 were wounded in separate incidents
A roadside bomb in Baghdad killed
one soldier and wounded two others when it blasted their vehicle. Another
roadside bomb killed
one soldier and injured two more southwest of the capital. A third roadside
another two more soldiers and wounded another, also southwest of Baghdad.
Marine and one soldier were killed in Anbar province on Sunday. So
far in December 86 U.S. servicemembers have been killed.
British troops in Basra raided a renegade police unit allegedly filled with
militia members; seven
of the police/militia members were killed. Over 100 detainees within the
police station were thought to be in danger of execution and were rescued; some
bore evidence of torture.
In Baghdad, 40
dumped bodies were found. A car bomb killed
ten people and wounded 15 others. Also, a suicide bomber killed
three people and wounded 20 when he detonated his cargo aboard a crowded
bus in the Talibiya section. Gunmen killed
an employee from the ministry of housing, who was in the Zayouna area, and
employee from the ministry of science of technology, who was on al Kanat
An Iraqi army patrol in Fallujah came under attack from gunmen; two
soldiers and a third person were killed.
In Ramadi, a suicide bomber at a police checkpoint near Anbar University killed
three people and wounded five others; there are contradictory reports as
to the identity of the victims. Clashes between Iraqi army and gunmen then erupted.
Mortar fire was also reported.
A sniper killed a police commando
In Mahaweel, gunmen killed
a police lieutenant colonel and two police officers; at least one
other officer was wounded.
were discovered in different parts of Mosul.
Mortars fell in Balad Ruz and injured
In Baquba, a roadside bomb killed
four people, including two women, near the al Anfal mosque.
Also, a potential
truce has been reached in Samawa where clashes between police and the Mahdi
militia have been ongoing since Friday.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis