Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 22, 2007
14 Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed when their Blackhawk helicopter
crashed during a night operation in northern Iraq. Military authorities believe
that mechanical failure caused the crash. In a separate incident, an MND-B
soldier was killed and three more were wounded during combat operations
in the capital. And, 11
American servicemembers were wounded late in the day in Taji. At least
154 Iraqis were killed and 175 more were wounded during various attacks.
of shelling by Iranian forces at the northeast border in Sulaimaniyah province
suicide vehicle bombers wounded
11 American servicemembers when they drove their fuel tankers into U.S.-Iraqi
outpost in Taji. They also killed
four Iraqi soldiers and injured four more
bomber in Baiji rammed a fuel truck into a police station. Both police
and civilians were among the 45
killed and 80 wounded.
people were killed and 50 were wounded when a suicide
motorbike bomber struck a police patrol in a Muqdadiyah marketplace.
In Baghdad, 15
dumped bodies were recovered. The Interior Ministry reported that 56
al-Qaeda suspects were killed during a military operation in Fadhil
yesterday. Residents of Fadhil said that four
civilians were also killed and many more were wounded in crossfire during
clashes between rival gunmen. A car bomb killed
one Iraqi and wounded five more in al-Weshash. Iraqi soldiers killed
five gunmen in an unspecified neighborhood. No
casualties were reported in a roadside bombing targeting an American patrol
on Qadhat Street. In Baladiyat, two
residents were wounded during mortar fire. Four
people were wounded during a car bombing in Mansour. Also, a journalist
was mistaken for an interpreter and kidnapped; she was released
several hours later after being beaten.
A roadside bomb killed
two people and wounded 12 in Tikrit.
militants died when they roadside bomb they were trying to plant in Tuz
Khormato blew up killing them.
In Kufa, militants stabbed
a female professor to death.
A car bomb in Hawija blasted a
convoy belonging to a city council member. One
escort was killed and three more were wounded.
pipe layers were killed and five wounded when a roadside bomb blasted them
near Tal Afar.
people were killed in a drive-by shooting in Iskandariya. Mortar fire
also wounded another
The mayor of al-Kharba village was assassinated
in front of his home.
The director of the Wassit province health department
from his Kut office. Gunmen killed a policeman in the al-Wehda neighborhood.
Also, the body
of a truck driver was found.
a civilian in al-Asiriya.
policeman was wounded during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk.
Peshmerga fighters were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Flaifel
Compiled by Margaret Griffis