Updated at 12:35 p.m. EST, Jan. 12, 2007
Violence is generally lighter on Friday prayer days, and this week was no different.
Only 41 people were killed or found dead and 10 were wounded in
violent acts. No foreign deaths were reported.
Coalition authorities reported that U.S. helicopters helped break up a gathering
of militants; three
alleged militia members were killed. Forces also conducted a two-day combat
operation in Yusifiyah; no
casualties were reported, but three suspects were detained. A U.S. vehicle
in Ramadi was reportedly blasted by a roadside bomb, no
casualties have, as yet, been reported nor have U.S authorities confirmed
In Mosul, the former governor of al-Beaj, Abdullah
Fahd al-Aagrash, his
wife and grown son were killed outside his home. During clashes with militants,
Iraqi police killed
an armed man and seized a weapons laden truck. A car bomb and mortars exploded
in the city; one
child was killed. Medical authorities also reported that seven
bodies bearing gunshot wounds were turned into the hospital; among them
was the body of a journalist
working for an Iraqi newspaper. And four
Turkish truck drivers were kidnapped.
A Sunni mosque in Baghdad came under a machine-gun attack as Friday services
were ending; two guards
were injured in the ensuing clash. Also, 10
unidentified bodies were recovered throughout the capital.
An Iraqi army base in Fallujah was attacked, but the number
of casualties was not released.
In Khalis, gunmen killed four
Shi'ite fruit traders and their Kurd driver.
unidentified bodies were found in al Muaalmeen.
A mortar fell on a primary school in Ragat Shifta; a
teacher and a student were injured. Also, security officials reported that
American troops were fired upon; when they returned fire, a
woman and child were killed, another two people injured from the same family
was injured in Muqdadiyah when a bomb exploded near a home. In a separate
Iraqi soldier was killed and three others injured.
head was discovered in Baquba.
In Basmaia, three
bodies were found.
a taxi driver, a civilian and the civilian's son in Karbala.
Also, Iraqi forces detained 47
suspects in Fallujah, six
is Iskandariyah, and captured
a cell leader in Qasaiba village.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis