Updated at 6:40 p.m. EDT, Aug. 24, 2007
A U.S. security operation
in Baghdad is the focus
of contradictory reports as to whether civilians and/or gunmen were killed in
the incident. Overall, 45 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 36 others wounded
in violence throughout Iraq. Also, a Task
Force Lightning soldier succumbed to his wounds hours after an explosion;
other soldiers were hurt in the blast.
In Baghdad, at least
13 people died
and at least 17
were wounded in overnight clashes between gunmen and U.S. troops in the Shula
district; the U.S. military says eight gunmen were killed, but local chieftains
claim that civilian families were among the casualties. An IED in Mansour
1 Iraqi soldier and wounded two others. Nine
unidentified bodies were found scattered mostly in western neighborhoods.
A Science and Technology ministry undersecretary and his driver were released
several days after being kidnapped. Also, joint U.S.-Iraqi forces laid
seige to a mosque in Zaafaraniyah Friday night and were in the process of
hunting for gunmen.
U.S. forces killed
seven suspects and arrested four in Tarmiyah.
A large suspected
al-Qaeda attack in Samarra left three
dead and nine injured, including children.
In Diwaniya, a drive-by
shooting left two
construction workers dead. A bullet-riddled
body was found.
was killed in a drive-by shooting in Hawija. A body
bearing gunshot and torture wounds was discovered.
Police found a body
in Riyadh; it bore torture marks and gunshot wounds.
shot and killed.
bodies, one belonging to a university professor, were found in Mosul.
civilian was killed and three more were wounded during a mortar attack.
Muqtada al-Sadr’s office in al-Khidra came under heavy fire, but no
casualties were reported.
A Kirkuk housewife was kidnapped.
A U.S. detainee died
of renal failure at Camp Cropper.
Four militants were arrested
when they were caught planting explosives in Muqdadiyah.
in Mansuriyat al-Jabal, a mortar attack left three
people with injuries.
A drive-by shooting in Khalidiya left one
dead and two wounded.
of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council was killed in Hindiya yesterday.
casualties were reported after a roadside bomb blasted a U.S. vehicle in Haditha;
five suspects were arrested.
Also, the Diyala chief of operations
that security missions there have resulted in the deaths of 237 suspects and the
arrest of 300 more since mid-June.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis