Updated at 12:59 a.m EDT, May 34, 2007
Although very few reports
of violence came out of Iraq today, at least one high-profile militant
leader was killed and perhaps a second one as well. Overall, 43 Iraqis
and four Filipinos were killed and 30 Iraqis were injured. In southern Baghdad,
U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded during an armed attack.
U.S. forces today reported the death
of Muharib Abdul Latif al-Jubouri, who was the senior minister of information
for al-Qaeda in Iraq. He was killed in a security operation near Taji. Al-Jubouri
was believed involved in a number of high-profile foreign abductions including
that of Jill Carroll. DNA testing confirmed his identity.
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi,
the head of the Islamic State of Iraq, was also reported
killed but that death is still unconfirmed. Earlier this week the leader of al-Qaeda
in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was also reported killed, but proof of his death
remains elusive as well.
In Baghdad, four
Filipino contractors were killed during the third consecutive day of rocket/mortar
attacks on the heavily fortified Green Zone. Gunmen stormed a Sunni mosque in
Mansour and killed
the imam there. In Bayaa, another mosque was blown up, but no
casualties were reported. Nearby, gunmen stormed a home and killed
a family of nine. In Baghdad’s al-Jamia neighborhood, gunmen twice attacked
the Radio Dijlah station. A security
advisor was killed and two guards were wounded repelling the first attack.
Iraqi troops chased off the attackers who returned hours later.Also, 25
dumped bodies were recovered in separate locations.
Mortars fell throughout
the capital. A mortar in Abu Dsheer wounded
three people. Later, new mortar fire killed
one and injured nine in the same neighborhood. In Baladiyat, mortars damaged
a home. In Jisr Diyala, one
person was killed and were two injured during shelling. One
person was killed and seven injured in Shurta Kamisa. Two
were injured by mortas in the Amil neighborhood.
gunmen were wounded in clashes with a British patrol in Basra today.
bases were attacked with indirect fire, but no casualties were reported.
Iraqi soldiers were killed in a blast in Fallujah.
of six Ramadi policemen were discovered.
was killed and two members of her family wounded when a shell hit their home
In Mosul, a communist party official, Abu
Thabet, was assassinated.
At the border with Turkey, a Turkish
soldier was killed when he stepped on a landmine set by Kurdish rebels.
attacks were foiled
An electrical tower was bombed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis