Updated at 12:45 p.m. EST, Feb. 24, 2007
At least 41 Iraqis were reported dead today, most of them were found
dumped in several cities throughout the country. Another 26 people were wounded.
Fridays are relatively quiet because it is the Muslin prayer day and many journalists
take the day off. Three
American soldiers were also killed. A British
soldier was seriously wounded north of Basra when his patrol came under
The U.S. military reported that three
American soldiers were killed in Anbar Province during combat operations
In Baghdad, a gun battle between U.S. forces and gunmen left two
young boys dead and one injured in the Zaafaraniya district. In the Amil
neighborhood, mortars killed
a child and injured five others. Another mortar injured
three in the Abu Disheer area. Also, five
bodies were recovered off the streets today.
were found scattered in Mosul yesterday; among the victims, who were all
shot in the head, was a police captain.
bodies, which were found scattered around Baquba, were turned in to the
Police found four
dumped bodies in Kirkuk.
A U.S. airstrike in the Taji area killed
five suspected militants aboard a vehicle.
people were shot dead near a coffee house in Khalis. Four
people were injured when mortars fell in a residential area.
In Muqdadiyah, two
men were killed as they were planting a bomb which detonated prematurely.
Mortars fell in Albo Alwan village where they killed
three people and wounded 13 others.
Eight gunmen were arrested
in conjuction with the security crackdown.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis