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May 31, 2007
Thursday: 3 GIs, 82 Iraqis Killed; 88 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:08 a.m. EDT, June 1, 2007

The U.S. military reported four more GI deaths today. At least 124 American servicemembers died during May, making it the third deadliest month for U.S. troops since the invasion. Also, 82 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 88 Iraqis were wounded during violent attacks.

A GI died this morning of wounds received during a shooting on May 19th while looking for missing U.S. soldiers. An American soldier died on Tuesday of wounds received a day earlier in an IED attack northwest of the capital. Also, two dismounted soldiers were killed on Tuesday during an explosion in Falris. A suicide bomber in Baghdad’s Adhamiya neighborhood wounded eight American soldiers and three Iraqi civilians, including a child. Also, the last of the troops ordered to Iraq in President Bush’s "surge" arrived in the country.

A suicide bomber killed 25 people and wounded 30 more at a police recruitment center in Fallujah.

In Ramadi, a suicide truck bomber killed five people and wounded 15 more.

In Baghdad, 29 unidentified bodies were dumped throughout Baghdad. Gunmen attacked one of the dreaded police commando patrols, killing one commando and injuring three more in the Jihad district. In al-Khadra neighborhood, a roadside bomb wounded three policemen. An AP cameraman was shot an killed. A husband and wife team who worked at the U.S. embassy appear to have been kidnapped.

Also, fierce clashing broke out in Aameriya between two different sets of gunmen; one group is believed to be associated with al-Qaeda, while the other is composed of members of the al-Ashreen Revolution Brigades. Residents are forced to stay inside their homes. U.S. helicopters are reported on scene. A witness reported seeing four dead on the streets.

Police killed a gunman and arrested two more during an attack on their patrol in Tikrit. A sniper wounded a policeman.

Five bodies, including three belonging to Iraqi soldiers, were found in Mosul.

Gunmen attacked the Iskandariya home of Ubaid al-Masoudi, a tribal leader. He and his wife were wounded in the incident.

A roadside bomb wounded four policemen on a highway near Tal Afar. A separate bomb killed an Iraqi army officer and wounded an Iraqi soldier. Also, a man was killed during a rocket attack.

Four dead farmers were found in a Khalis orchard.

A roadside bomb damaged a home in Kirkuk. Gunmen opened fire on a car on the Baiji highway; one civilian was killed, one gov't official was kidnapped. Four people were injured by a roadside bomb in the Arafa neighborhood. Also, two people were injured when gunmen opened fire near the education directorate.

In Basra, a lecturer at the Fine Arts Academy, Dr. Muhammad Aziz, was gunned down. The body of an employee at the Usama bin Zaid mosque was found.

Twenty civilians were wounded during clashes between U.S. forces and gunmen in Baquba.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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