Updated at 12:25 p.m. EST, Jan. 24, 2007
U.S. forces conducted major operation along Haifa Street in Baghdad today.
Dozens were killed and many were injured. Throughout the country, at least 137
Iraqis were killed or found dead and 70 were wounded. At least three
U.S. servicemembers were also killed.
soldier was killed and another two injured during an unspecified military
operation today in Baghdad. Two
Marines were killed in separate events in Anbar province on Tuesday.
Also, a twelve-year-old
boy died from wounds received during a raid conducted by U.S forces north
of Baghdad. Police in Baiji reported that American forces delivered two bodies
to them; the victims were killed by U.S. troops on a road between Baghdad and
Military operations were conducted and deaths surged on Haifa Street in Baghdad
today. Joint U.S./Iraqi forces killed
at least 30 suspected militants during a mission to regain control of the
area. Gun battles took place all day and U.S. helicopters attacked gunmen holed
up in high rises. Another 37
have been reported wounded, including women and children caught in the crossfire.
Thirty-five people have been detained.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, a convoy ferrying Iraq's higher education minister,
Abd Dhiab al-Ajili, was attacked in Doura; gunmen killed
one guard and wounded a second one. In Saidiya, gunmen wounded
two Shi’ite pilgrims when they fired on their minibus. A suicide car bomber
targeting a police patrol killed
four policemen and wounded three civilians in the Amiriya neighborhood.
Mortars fell near City Hospital; two
people were killed and 20 wounded. A man
was wounded when mortars fell on Baladiyat district. The body
of a female, Sunni bank-employee was found at the morgue two days after her
kidnapping. Mortars fell on the home of Sunni parliamentarian Adnan al-Dulaimi
. Another 33
bodies were found dumped in sevarl locations throughout the capital.
KUNA is reporting that 52
bodies have been found scattered throughout Mosul; many bore evidence of torture.
In Kut, gunmen killed
an Iraqi translator who had worked with U.S. forces.
Iraqi forces battled gunmen in Suwayra; six
soldiers were wounded but three more are missing.
Combined Iraqi/U.S. forces killed
eight suspected militants and arrested eight more in Latifiya.
Mortars falling in Abu Saida killed
one person and injured three others.
In Baquba, gunmen killed
a policeman and wounded a civilian.
was gunned down in central Tikrit. A police patrol was attacked, but no
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis