Updated at 12:52 a.m. EDT, May 24, 2007
of a missing American soldier was found floating in the Euphrates River
today. Another nine American servicemembers were also killed in separate
events. So far, 81 U.S. servicemembers have been killed during May making
it one of the deadliest months since the early days of the war. Iraqis fared no
better with at least 127 Iraqis being killed or found dead and 98 Iraqis
being wounded in violent events.
Iraqi police found a partially clothed
body today in the Euphrates
River near Mussayab. According
to the family of a missing soldier, the U.S. military reported to them that the
body belonged to their family member. On May 12th, an American patrol
was ambushed in the "triangle of death." Four soldiers and an Iraqi
translator were killed during the attack, while three other soldiers went missing.
pair of bodies was later found in the Euphrates, but those remain unconfirmed.
In confirmed deaths, the U.S military reported that yesterday two
Marines were killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.
In Baghdad, two
Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed during an explosion near their
MND-B soldier was shot dead in western Baghdad. Three
MND soldiers were killed and two wounded during a multiple roadside bomb
attack; an interpreter
was also wounded. Also, a Task
Force Marne soldier was killed and another wounded during an attack south
Health ministry statistics in Iraq show that the benefits
of an security offensive launched in February have been short-lived, and sectarian
violence is once again on the rise.
In Baghdad, 30
unidentified bodies were found dumped throughout the city. Three
people were killed and 14 injured during a mortar attack in the Karrada district.
A second attack in the neighborhood wounded
one civilian at the National Theater. In Doura, a suicide bomber killed
a policeman and wounded three others. In the same area, clashes between Iraqi
army and gunmen left two
Iraqi soldiers wounded. In Mansour, gunmen assassinated
Colonel Talal Kareem; later, an official
from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs was killed in the same area.
people were killed and 17 wounded during an armed attack by the much-feared
"police commandos on shops in the Sinak area. In Rusafa, gunmen attacked
a convoy carrying U.S. state department officials.
During a raid in Sadr
City, U.S. forces killed
In Mandali, a suicide bomber walked into a marketplace
killing 25 and
wounding 30 others.
A 17-year-old suicide
bomber blew himself up in the Anbar province home of two Sunni brothers,
who opposed al-Qaeda. Ten people
were killed, including the men, their wives and their children. The men were
part of the Anbar Salvation Council.
A car bomb in Mashrooa killed
three people and wounded 15 others in the town near Iskandariya.
bodies were retrieved from two rivers near Kut.
decomposed bodies were found near Baiji.
tortured and shot bodies were found in Ramadi.
a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
A Mosul policeman
was killed and his wife injured during an armed attack. A roadside bomb killed
two Kurdish Peshmerga troops and a civilian. Also, mortars wounded
eight people in a residential neighborhood.
Mortar fire in Khan
Bani Saad killed
three children and wounded three more. Yesterday, an Iraqi
soldier was killed and three more wounded during clashes.
six suspects in unspecified locations.
A roadside bomb killed
five Iraqi soldiers in Samarra.
In Buhriz, the body
of an imam who was kidnapped on Monday was found. Also, a bomb killed
Seven hostages were freed
a policeman and two
civilians in separate events in Muqdadiyah
was killed in a Khalis marketplace.
Last night in Jalawla,
men were gunned down in front of a home.
In Hawija last night
a bomb damaged a home, but no
casualties were reported.
a car loaded with weapons in Mahal Barabek.