Updated at 12:10 p.m. EST, Jan. 15, 2007
Saddam Hussein's half-brother,
Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court
were both hanged early Monday morning.
Violence picked up in the capital and continued apace in Mosul and Kirkuk.
Overall, 101 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 26 wounded in
violent incidents Sunday. The Baghdad morgue reported
taking in 16,000 unidentified bodies last year. Also, military authorities reported
the deaths of three GIs in separate incidents.
Military authorities reported that one
American soldier was killed and another soldier wounded on Saturday
in northern Baghdad. A roadside bomb killed
one soldier and wounded four others in central Baghdad on Sunday. Also,
was also killed when a roadside bomb blasted his vehicle in Baghdad,
also on Sunday.
The morgue in Baghdad reported
that in 2006 they processed 16,000 unidentified bodies and that the bulk was
victims of sectarian violence. This figure is only for Baghdad and does not
include the identified dead or those who were buried without passing through
the morgue. Authorities in Diyala province released their own figures. They
that over 4600 people were killed, 2500 were injured and 7000 families were
displaced last year.
In Northern Iraq on Saturday, an explosion killed
one GI and wounded a second soldier. A roadside bomb exploded near a U.S.
convoy in Baiji; no
casualties were reported but one truck was burned. Also, U.S. forces raided
a university in Tikrit and detained four students after, according to witnesses,
destroying property and assaulting several people. On Haifa street in Baghdad,
where combined forces conducted a major raid earlier in the week, Iraqi soldiers
suspects and detained three more; almost a hundred
detainees were captured throughout the country. Sources also report
that 75 suspects have been killed in Balad Ruz since Jan. 5.
In the capital, the bodies
of an As-Sabah worker and his driver were found, beheaded, this morning;
they had been kidnapped yesterday. Gunmen randomly shot
two people in the Sadiya district. Seven
were killed in a carpenters workshop. A Sunni awqaf (endowments) department
Abdul-Hadi Al-Ghawas, was assassinated in the Cairo suburb. Also, two
brothers were gunned down Saturday; they worked as guards for Iraqiya TV.
Also in Baghdad, a car bomb at Tayaran square killed
one person and injured six. A roadside bomb injured
two in the Amil district. Mortars fell in central Baghdad where they
killed a civilian and wounded two others. Eight
more were wounded when mortars fell on Palestine street. A police patrol
struck a roadside bomb and then came under small arms fire, but no
casualties were reported. Also, 40
bodies were found dumped in various locations throughout the city.
In Mosul, gunmen killed
eight people, including
a lieutenant colonel in the former Iraqi army, a dentist and an army captain,
in separate events. A gathering of people came under attack from gunmen; three
were killed and another four wounded. Also, nine
bodies were turned in to the morgue.
In Kirkuk, police found a
body that was shot in the head, and a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
survived an assassination
Gunmen attacked a factory in Iskandariya where they killed
three and wounded one other person.
for As-Sabah newspaper was killed in Anbar province.
Police found a
severed head in Baiji.
In Madaen, clashes with gunmen lead to the deaths
of four Iraqi policemen.
were killed in Basra.
security personnel were killed and two wounded in Baquba.
one policeman in Balad Ruz.
And at a fake checkpoint in Balad, gunmen kidnapped
two Iraqi army officers and one soldier.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis