Updated at 12:25 a.m. EST, Dec. 30, 2006
Arab media is reporting
that Saddam Hussein has been executed.
At least five American servicemembers were killed, and the death of a sixth
soldier was reported. In Baghdad, a soldier
was killed and another two were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted
their vehicle in the capital on Friday. Military authorities also reported that
Marines lost their lives in Anbar province Thursday. Early Saturday
morning Iraq-time, another
soldier died in Anbar province. Also, the family of a soldier who was
injured in November announced that the
soldier succumbed to his wounds on Wednesday. At 108
deaths, December is the third bloodiest month for U.S. servicemembers since
the war began and the deadliest
In Basra, a British
soldier was killed, and at least 66 Iraqis were killed or found dead
today and another 40 were wounded in various incidents throughout the country.
In Coalition news, the U.S. military reported killing
four suspected militia members in the Thar Thar area, two
more were killed and another two wounded in Baghdad, and one
person was killed when U.S. forces found him planting an explosive device
near al Safar. In other political news, two Iranian diplomats who were detained
by U.S. forces were
released and returned to Iran.
In Baghdad, mortars fell on al Maidan square and wounded
In Khalis, 13
people were killed and 17 wounded by a suicide bomber who struck near the
Hussainiyat al-Khalis mosque as the people were exiting the building following
Three people, including two
oil employees were gunned down in Mosul.
In Jurf al Sakhar, gunmen killed
two and wounded seven at a police checkpoint.
Gunmen killed two civilians
and a policeman in Musayyib.
A mortar attack on the headquarters of the rapid intervention force in Kut
one Iraqi police officer and wounded three others; the unit is connected
to Coalition forces and not local Iraqi police.
of a policeman who was abducted several days ago was discovered in Kirkuk.
Near Kirkuk, four
Iraqi soldiers were killed and one more was injured during an attack on
dumped bodies were discovered across Iraq, including 10 that were recovered
Compiled by Margaret Griffis