Updated at 11:05 p.m EST, Feb. 14, 2007
The U.S. military is now reporting
that last week’s deadly helicopter crash was caused by hostile fire. Meanwhile,
six more American soldiers were killed in separate incidents, and video
of a missing GI has surfaced. Also, at least 135 Iraqis were killed or
found dead today and 90 more were wounded.
The U.S. military reported that four
GIs were killed during combat operations in Diyala Province. Also, one
American soldier was killed by small arms fire, and another GI
died from a non-combat related incident, both north of the capital.
South of the capital in the Arab Jubour area, the U.S. military killed
15 militants during an air strike. And, Iraqi police are accusing a U.S.
patrol of a random drive-by shooting where a
man was killed and a woman injured.
In other news, the cause of
a helicopter crash that killed seven servicemembers last week has been determined
to be hostile fire. The military originally believed mechanical failure brought
the helicopter down. Also, an Iraqi militant group has released
a video of an American soldier who has been missing since October.
After striking a roadside bomb near Zubair, a British military convoy randomly
opened fired and killed
a university student.
Police reported that 47
militants were killed and 39 arrested during military operations in Diyala
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed
five people and wounded 11 near a pediatric hospital in the Camp Sara area.
In al-Sulaikh district, a roadside bomb killed
a man and wounded three others. At a market in the Bayaa area, a car bomb
two people and wounded seven. In the Yarmouk district, a roadside bomb killed
one person while clashes that wounded
three Iraqi soldiers erupted nearby. In the Rashdiya suburb, mortar rounds
person and wounded 16 others. Mortars also fell near a mosque in the al-Mamil
people were injured. Three
people were injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the Mansour
district. Also, five
bodies were found scattered around town.
In the Khalis area, 22
bodies were found.
eight people were killed and twenty
were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at a police station;
the head of police station was killed in the blast.
A car bomb in Mosul killed
five people and wounded 20 others; women
were among the casualties.
four policemen and injured several bystanders in central Fallujah.
A nighttime curfew
has been imposed in Samawa following the death a of Sadrist leader yesterday.
policemen were also killed.
Iraqi was killed when a roadside bomb targeting a British patrol blasted
police captain was gunned down in front of him home in Diwaniya.
six men in Baquba. The Iraqi Army killed four
gunmen in a separate incident.
Two booby-trapped cars in Hawija killed
two policemen and an Iraqi soldier. Six others were wounded. The bombing
took place amidst clashes between Iraqi security and gunmen.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis