Updated at 11:56 p.m. EDT, July 20, 2007
At least 55 Iraqis
were killed and 30 wounded during the latest round of violence. Three American
servicemembers were killed and one was wounded in separate incidents yesterday.
Also Pentagon statistics revealed
that daily attacks reached a new high in June.
Force Lightning soldier was killed and a second wounded during an explosion
near their vehicle in Baghdad province. An MNC-I
soldier was killed during a separate explosion in eastern Baghdad. Also,
the DOD reported that a soldier
died during an IED explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday.
Reuters is reporting
that a study of Pentagon statistics shows that daily attacks are on the rise in
Iraq. The average number of attacks in June was almost 178 per day, which is the
highest daily average since the invasion. The average has been steadily climbing
for the last four months or approximately the same period that a surge in American
troops was experienced. These incidents include attacks on Coalition troops, other
security forces, civilians and even infrastructure.
dumped bodies were found. U.S. forces killed
three suspects and detained 44 others during a combat operation in a southern
neighborhood. A roadside bomb in Mansour wounded
a policeman. In al-Ealam, gunmen killed
one civilian and wounded three others.
people were killed during a drive-by shooting in Diwaniya.
A U.S. helicopter killed
a civilian and wounded five others, including women and children, in Mosul.
The Iraqi army killed
a man who was planting an IED in the al-Gharabi neighborhood. Also, gunmen
targeting a police patrol with a hand grenade yesterday injured
four civilians instead.
In Dhilu’iya, gunmen assassinated
a former intelligence office and a headmaster yesterday. Two
people were also wounded in the same drive-by shooting.
people were killed and four attacked yesterday during an attack in Jidaydat
people were killed during an attack yesterday in Mansuriyat Al-Shatt.
In Muqdadiya yesterday, 13 policemen were kidnapped.
A body was delivered
to the hospital. Also, gunmen killed
two people. Two
women were killed in a northern suburb.
11 people in an-Zanjebeel.
In al-Hassawia, gunmen killed
person was killed during an attack on al-Gsayreed.
one gunman was injured
during an attack on a convoy belonging to a Salah ad Din governorate councilmember.
was found in Derbindikhan.
leader was killed in Ramadi and four were arrested.
people were killed and three were wounded during clashes in Khalis.
southern Turkey, two
suspected Kurdish militants were killed when they refused to surrender to
Compiled by Margaret Griffis