Updated at 12:35 a.m. EST, Feb. 3, 2007
Although violence is usually lighter on Fridays, at least 104 Iraqis were
killed today and 22 injured throughout the country. Also, six
American servicemembers died on Thursday and two died on Friday.
In Coalition news, three
American soldiers were killed in separate vehicle accidents. Another
died of an apparent heart attack. Two
more soldiers died during combat in Anbar province. U.S forces launched
air strikes in Baghdad, where a U.S. helicopter
crash killed two American soldiers. Witnesses said the helicopter was
fired upon by gunmen, but the cause of the crash is under investigation. Several
al-Qaeda leaders were reported killed in the air strikes. Also, in Ramadi,
American troops killed
18 militia members.
British installations in Basra came under Katyusha rocket and mortar attacks,
casualties were reported; on Thursday, militants distributed leaflets in
Basra warning citizens not to cooperate with British forces. Also, the Bush
a new intelligence report on the state of Iraq.
In Baghdad, mortar attacks continued to plague several neighborhoods. In Khadimiya,
civilian was killed and five wounded when mortars fell on a residential
neighborhood near an important shrine, where hundreds often gather for Friday
prayers. Mortars also killed
two people and wounded seven in the Wahda district. Another mortar attack
one and wounded seven others in al-Furat neighborhood. Also, 23
bodies were found scattered throughout the city.
A roadside bomb in Mosul killed
one police officer. Two
bodies were found.
In Balad Ruz, gunmen shot
dead attorney Walid al-Zihairi and three others. In a separate incident,
civilians were killed.
people were injured during a mortar attack in Khalis.
Mortars fell on Parwana where although they caused material damage, they injured
The Sunni chairman of the Fallujah City Council, Abbas
Ali Hussein, was gunned down in Fallujah. He was the third council member
killed this year.
bodies were found in Kut.
In Suwayra, Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airplanes killed
45 militants and arrested six others.
An Iraqi army vehicle was blasted by a roadside bomb, but no
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis