Updated at 12:56 a.m. EDT, May 8, 2007
After a bloody weekend
in Iraq, the White House warned
Americans to expect more troop casualties and blamed the increase in soldier deaths
on a surge of troops used in a 10-week-old security crackdown in Baghdad. Meanwhile,
the U.S. military reported that an American
soldier was killed during a small arms attack in western Baghdad. The
of a soldier on Saturday was also reported. In other violence, at least
128 Iraqis were killed and another 90 wounded.
Near Ramadi in
the town of al-Jazeera, two suicide car bombs killed
25 people and wounded
at least 40 others; the town is home to tribal leaders fighting al-Qaeda.
unidentified bodies were dumped in various locations. Five
people were killed and two wounded during a bombing in the Saidiya neighborhood.
Mortars fell on Bayaa, , Um al-Malif, Jisr Diyala and Medayan, killing
six and injuring five all together. In Bab al-Muadem, gunmen killed
one civilian and injured two others. No
casualties were reported after a bombing went off in central Baghdad.
was increased in the capital's Bayaa and Adhamiya neighborhoods; one
gunman and seven Iraqi troops were killed, nine were wounded. U.S. forces
15 suspects; Iraqi forces arrested
86 more. Also, on the outskirts of town, a bombing at a checkpoint resulted in
dead policemen and 12 wounded.
people were killed and ten wounded during a mortar attack near Iskandariya.
were found near Hilla.
Following clashes near Salman Pak,
U.S helicopters fired upon and killed
up to 10 gunmen.
A roadside bomb in Mosul injured
guard was killed in the crossfire of a clash between British forces and gunmen
in Basra. Katyusha rockets killed
a civilian. Also, a roadside bomb injured
Near Hawija, the body
of a policeman was found.
person was wounded during a bombing in Kirkuk.
in Balad, including one believed to be financing al-Qaeda operations.
civilians were killed in Khalis. The bodies
of six Iraqi soldiers were turned in to the morgue, as well. Gunmen attacked
a carpenter's shop, killing
the owner and three sons. Also, a married pair
of educators were executed in front of their pupils.
Four suspects were
in the al-Kisk area after troops discovered explosives underneath an pipeline
carrying oil to Turkey; pipelines are a favored target for attacks.
Baquba, gunmen killed
a police officer.
officers were injured in separate incidents near Baquba.
people were killed and two others wounded when gunmen attacked a minibus heading
A roadside bomb injured
a father and two of his sons in Bani Saad.
belonging chairman of the al-Wajihiya town council was found.
Iraqi soldiers were killed in Baagh, which is near Mosul.
casualties were reported after a bombing.
Also, the Islamic State in
to be holding nine security personnel and wanted all Sunni women in jail released
in exchange for the hostages.
And, a journalist killed while traveling in
a vehicle with U.S. troops was identified
as Russian photographer Dmitry Chebotayev.
Compiled by Margaret