Updated at 12:44 a.m. EDT, May 21, 2007
Today in Iraq, the U.S.
military reported that seven U.S. servicemembers lost their lives in separate
incidents. At least 97 Iraqis were also killed or found dead and another
94 Iraqis were wounded. A South Korean soldier was also killed.
Meanwhile, at least six British soldiers were wounded during explosions
MND-B soldiers were killed during a roadside bomb blast in western Baghdad
yesterday; an Iraqi
translator was also killed. In a separate incident, one
13SC(E) soldier was killed and two more wounded when a roadside bomb in
Diwaniya blasted their vehicle.
Korean soldier was found dead inside a barbershop at a South Korean
military camp. There is no evidence of hostile fighting. His is the first
death for the country.
British forces conducting a raid in Basra
came engaged a group of Mahdi Army militants. During clashes, two bombs were detonated,
least six Britons were wounded.
U.S. forces killed
16 gunmen in Baghdad, Garma and in Anbar province. Also,
a man believed to be behind the assualt on U.S. soldiers in Kerbala was
In Baghdad, a leading
member of the Iraqi National Accord was assassinated on Friday; the death
was previously unreported. An az-Zaman reporter
was found dead in al-Shurta al-Rabia'a. In the Binouk area, pilot Major Dhia
H.Jasim was killed while driving in his car. And, a Chaldean priest was kidnapped.
people were killed and 10 wounded when a bomb exploded under a parked car
near the Zahraa shrine in Bab al-Sharji. A separate car bomb in Ur wounded
five people. In a commercial area of town, a mortar killed
one and wounded three. In the Adiel neighborhood, a suicide car bomber killed
one and injured four at an army headquarters. Another suicide bomber attacked
a post in Jamiya, killing
one soldier and injuring two more. Also, 24
dumped bodies were recovered.
In Ramadi, a suicide tanker truck
exploded at a checkpoint, killing
11 people and injuring 22 others. Thirty
others were treated for respiratory problems associated with chlorine gas.
bodies bearing gunshot wounds to the head were discovered in Samara.
In Mosul, four
bodies were found on Saturday; one was decapitated.
between militia and combined U.S.-Iraqi forces in Kut, six
people were killed. Five
bodies were pulled out of the Tigris; one was decapitated.
of a 12-year old boy was found dumped in Shurqat.
a body was recovered.
Near al-Safra, gunmen blew up an oil pipeline after attacking the security
force protecting it. One
commander was wounded.
A roadside bomb near Sulaimaniyah wounded
Sheikh Amid Salih and his brother.
more people were reported killed after yesterday’s clashing in Diwaniya.
In Kirkuk, 38 innocent detainees were released.
army soldier was wounded during clashes outside of town.
A truck convoy
was attacked at Sawajin village. Four
drivers were killed and 10 more injured.
Iyad al-Alwani, a senior member
in the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party, was
killed in Fallujah.
of three Iraqi soldiers were puled from the al-Maleh River at Suwayra.
by Margaret Griffis