Updated at 11:14 p.m EDT Aug. 25, 2007
As Iraq readies for an
important religious holiday, extra security measures have been set in place. Despite
the measures, a car
bombing in Baghdad has killed or wounded dozens of people. Also, U.S. forces
a site that may have been used for militant executions. Overall, 35 Iraqis
were killed and 46 wounded in the latest round of violence, and the DOD reported
on the death
of a GI in an IED explosion on Wednesday.
vehicle curfew is in place ahead of a Shi’ite religious observance. A car
seven people and wounded 30 near the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kazhim in the
Khadimiya neighborhood. U.S. and Iraqi troops arrested
nine in Amil and Shula. Also, 10
dumped bodies were found scattered in various neighborhoods.
broke out in Sadr City when U.S. forces arrived to arrest four members
of one family. At first, gunmen would not allow the troops entry, so helicopter
support was called in. One
person was killed.
U.S. troops attempting a helicopter landing in western
Kut were driven back to the aircraft as they came under attack from Mahdi
Army members. Two
civilians were killed when the GIs returned fire in the heavily populated
In Mosul, three
policemen were wounded during a bomb attack in al-Masarif. Another
explosive device, this one in al-Baath, targeted a U.S. patrol but wounded
a civilian instead. A civilian
was wounded in al-Maarid during a third bombing. One
PUK member was killed, another was wounded, during an explosion.
drive-by shooting in Najaf left one
In Kirkuk, gunmen killed
one civilian yesterday. Today in al-Qadissiya another civilian
was shot dead. Also, an Oil Facilities Protection Force guard
was kidnapped in the Azar area.
soldier was wounded during an armed attack in Hawija. In the al-Shajrah
area, a Katyusha rocket killed
two people and wounded four more.
In Arab Jabour, one
suspect was killed and eight were arrested in an operation that led to the
discovery of a possible execution site containing human
suspects were killed and seven were arrested in villages between Baghdad
U.S. forces killed
three suspects and arrested 17 more in Muqdadiyah.
financier" was arrested
during a U.S. raid in Samarra.
Two militant leaders were arrested
in separate operations in Baghdad and Taji.
In Baiji, two
separate roadbombs killed
an Iraqi soldier and a civilian, five others were wounded.
casualties were reported after Turkish artillery rained on northern locations.
by Margaret Griffis