Updated at 10:14 p.m. EDT, Aug. 21, 2007
At least 572 Iraqis
were killed and 1562 more were wounded in the latest round of attacks, which
included a major coordinated bombing in northern Iraq. Also, six GIs were killed
and three more were wounded in separate events.
American servicemember was killed and three others were wounded during
combat operations in western Baghdad. Also, a helicopter
went down during a post-maintenance check, killing
five Coalition members.
Four suicide bombers, at least one
driving an oil tanker truck attacked residential compounds belonging to the Yazidi
sect. At least 500
were killed and 1500 more were wounded in the Sinjar area. Mortar
attacks and more exposions were reported
In Baghdad, 15
dumped bodies were found. A roadside bomb wounded
two civilians near Yarmouk. Two
people were killed and four wounded during a mortar attack in Ur. Two
civilians were injured in the Shorja marketplace during clashes between
gunmen and Iraqi army. Gunmen in Jamiya killed
one civilian and injured four more. In Shabb, three
people were wounded in a mortar attack. Also, dozens of uniformed gunmen,
driving official vehicles, stormed the Oil Ministry and kidnapped
six people and a deputy oil minister; five
guards were also wounded.
Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces killed
four suspects and detained eight during raids in Sadr City. Police
reported that four
civilians were killed and five were wounded as well. A three-year-old girl
and her uncle were
among the dead.
In Kirkuk, a pair of coordinated roadside bombs injured
three policemen and four civilians. Two
policemen and a civilian were wounded during a separate roadside bombing.
booby-trapped corpses were found yesterday on the highway to Tikrit. Another
bombing, this one in Festival Square killed
a policemen and wounded 21 others.
bodies belonging to Sunni men were found dumped near a petrol station in Khalis.
Bombers destroyed the Thiraa Dijlaa Bridge near Taji, killing at least
people and wounding eight others.
Gunmen in Suwayra stormed
the home of a police officer and killed
his pregnant wife, his son and his brother. Yesterday, gunmen killed
Gunmen attacked and killed
four people who were sleeping on the roof of their home in Ghraiya;
three women and a man were killed.
A drive-by shooting in Hilla
guard dead and two others wounded. Witnesses said they saw U.S. forces shoot
a civilian yesterday.
was killed during a drive-by attack near his home in Diwaniyah.
bearing torture and gunshot wounds was found in Fallujah.
bodies, belonging to a man and a woman were found yesterday. Gunmen also killed
an Iraqi soldier.
A landmine injured
a civilian near Safwan.
Sporadic violence, including several
bombings and clashes, plagued Nasariya yesterday but no
casualties were reported.
of three suspects were brought in to the morgue in Baquba.
kidnapped the manager of an private immigrant aid facility in Basra.
Militants in police uniforms stormed the home of a civil defense commander, but
casualties were reported. British targets also came under the usual
attacks. Two civilians were killed and one was injured during a mortar attack
in the al-Maqal
U.S. forces detained
31 suspects in separate locations.
In Mahawil, a roadside bomb blasted
a U.S. convoy setting a fuel tanker on fire. Clashes followed the bombing, but
no information on casualties was given.
Marines in Fallujah formally
over full responsibility for the security of Fallujah to local police.
by Margaret Griffis