Updated at 11:59 p.m. EDT July 19, 2007
Five American and three
British servicemembers were killed in separate events today and yesterday.
Meanwhile, at least 74 Iraqis were killed and 24 were wounded. Also, two
Turkish soldiers were killed and six were wounded when Kurdish rebels staged
a cross border attack a day after the Turkish military bombarded targets in Iraq.
Today, a Task
Force Marne soldier was killed in a small arms incident near Rushdi Mullah.
MND-B soldiers were killed, along with their Iraqi
interpreter, during an IED explosion yesterday in eastern Baghdad. Three
British soldiers were killed during a mortar attack in Basra.
In Baghdad, 17
dumped bodies were found scattered around town. A roadside bomb in the Kadhimiya
killed two people
and wounded four others. The casualty figures from a mortar attack on a hospital
yesterday increased by one
death. Also, gunmen blew up a minaret at a Sunni mosque in al-Atibaa;
two dumped bodies were discovered
near the mosque. In Mansour, bomb place inside a policeman's car killed
him and injured his wife and two children. Last night, U.S. troops killed
two civilians in Adhamiyha. An Iraqi army brigadier
was wounded during a shooting in Qadisiya. Also, the Association of
Muslim scholars reported that police commandos beheaded
two men and killed a third in the Amiriya district.
Iraqi forces killed
15 gunmen during clashes that took place in orchards near Muqdadiyah.
bodies, including two belonging to women, were found in Mosul. A Kurdish
politician was killed, and a bodyguard
working for a Sunni politician was
shot and killed in a separate incident.
Gunmen stormed a home in Hawija
and killed an
civilians were injured during an attack on an ambulance in Kirkuk.
casualties in two bridge bombings in Haqlaniya.
of the chief of police and those belonging to six bodyguards were discovered
a day after they were kidnapped.
Yesterday, a roadside bomb killed
two policemen and one civilian in Ba'quba. Also, two
civilians were killed and two were wounded during a drive-by shooting.
blew up the offices of the Shaheed Al-Mihrab Islamic Foundation in Kut
two people yesterday.
In Nasariya yesterday, three
policemen were killed and another was wounded during a small arms attack.
Also, a policeman
was killed in a case of friendly fire.
A roadside bomb in Suq al-Shiyoukh
a policeman and wounded eight others. A mortar shell also killed
of a security officer was found in Dhi Qar.
Kurdish rebels along
the border killed
two Turkish soldiers and wounded six others during a bomb attack near the
Turkish town of Cukurca. Yesterday, the Turkish military shelled Kurdish
rebel locations inside Iraq.
Also, American soldiers are accused
of leaving an Australian contractor for dead and refusing to provide helicopter
transport for the seriously wounded man last month because of his nationality.
A Marine was convicted of
kidnapping and conspiracy charges in a murder that took place last year. And,
two more GIs were charged
with murder in a separate incident.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis