Updated at 10:52 p.m. EDT, June 16, 2007
Due to continuing curfews,
Baghdad newspapers have ceased
operations for the third day in a row. However, reports on Iraqi casualties still
managed to get out. At least 26 Iraqis were killed and 40 wounded in today’s meager
reports. Also, one British and two American servicemembers were killed
in separate incidents.
The U.S. military reported that an Ohio
National Guard soldier was killed when his F-16 crashed after take-off
Balad Air Base yesterday. Meanwhile, an MND-B
soldier was killed and three more were wounded during a roadside bombing
in Baghdad. Two
more American soldiers were wounded during a raid that produced the IDs
belonging to two GIs missing since May. Also, a British
soldier was killed in a vehicle accident in Basra.
U.S. helicopters dropped bombs on the al-Hussiyaniyah neighborhood; four
people were killed and 18 were wounded. Three
people were killed in sectarian violence.
The curfew in Samarra
was lifted. Four
suspects, including one Saudi, were killed during a raid. One
Iraqi policeman was killed and two more were wounded during ensuing clashes.
U.S. helicopters killed
six suspects who were seen planting bombs in Muqdadiya. A gunman
was killed in a security operation. In a separate incident, 14 hostages were
border patrol troops were injured during a roadside bombing in Khanaqin.
In Kirkuk, three
security personnel were wounded during a roadside blast. A second bomb wounded
civilians were wounded in Kut when U.S. forces dropped bombs.
were killed and 20 detained during operations in various cities.
the curfew in Basra, another mosque was blown-up
by militants. Demonstrations against British troops left no
Clashes which took place on Friday in Baquba left
Muhammad Al-Daini dead. He was a "cheif
judge" within the Islamic State in Iraq.
Iraqi policemen and soldiers were wounded during separate incidents in Diyala
In Fallujah, a roadside bomb blasted
an Iraqi army vehicle, damaging it. Two
bullet-riddled bodies were found. A policeman killed
a child and injured another.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis