Updated at 11:25 p.m Aug. 19, 2007
At least 125 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and 78 more were wounded in the latest violence. No foreign military deaths
Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces killed
76 gunmen and arrested 58 others in Baquba. Three
suspects were killed and 21 more detained in unspecified locations during
U.S. military raids.
In Baghdad, 14
unidentified bodies were found dumped in various neighborhoods; three
more bodies were also found. Twelve
people were killed and over 40 were wounded during a mortar attack in al-Obeidi;
witnesses say that U.S. forces and the Mahdi Army clashed in the same area. On
al-Jamhouriya Street, a motorcycle bomb left one
dead and six wounded. A bomb near the Mishin complex killed
one and wounded five others. No
casualties were reported during a mortar attack in the Green Zone.
Also, gunmen abducted
15 people off a minibus in the Bab al-Muadham neighborhood.
area came under attack again, just several days after an attack that left up to
500 Yezidi tribespeople dead. Mortars in al-Qairawan killed
one policemen and wounded two more. Five
policemen were wounded during an ambush on the highway near al-Biaaj.
A roadside bomb wounded
two people in Kirkuk. A body
was found. A twelve-year-old boy was kidnapped
from his home. A coordinated bomb attack left three
wounded policemen. Also, police reported finding two
of a police officer was found near Hawija. Yesterday, a truck driver was
civilians were injured during an incident involving a U.S. patrol.
In Khalis, 1500 people including local sheikhs and dignitaries gathered
to launch a counteroffensive against militants who have plagued the area. Five
people were killed early on in the fighting.
bodies were found in a grave in Basra as people were excavating the
location in order to build a home. It is believe the grave dates from a 1991 uprising.
In Sulaimaniyah, the head of the provincial council resigned
amid security concerns and lack of power.
A leader of the Islamic State
in Iraq and seven aides were arrested
people were injured during a mortar attack in Duluiyah.
a faction belonging to the PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) has claimed
responsibility for bringing down an Iranian helicopter that killed five and
wounded six. They also say they forced another helicopter down into a hard landing.
And, clashes broke out between PKK elements and Iranian forces near the international
Compiled by Margaret Griffis