Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, Sept. 1, 2007
At least 53 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and nine more were wounded during a relatively quiet
Friday. Another four American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents
as well. A U.S. C-130 also came
under fire last night as it was carrying four U.S. lawmakers, but no casualties
were reported. Also, the International Committee of the Red Cross reports
that one million Iraqis have gone missing since 1980.
Marine and a Soldier were killed Wednesday during combat operations in
Anbar province. The family
of another soldier is reporting his death. And, the DOD reported that
was killed yesterday in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, six
unidentified bodies were recovered as many neighborhoods; these dumped corpses
are usually the result of sectarian violence. Even though it is the weekly day
of prayer, it is unusual for there to be no other reports of violence from the
A clash in Haditha left six
gunmen and three tribesmen dead.
car bomber killed four police commandos and injured seven others in al-Jallam.
a barber in Kirkuk. One
civilian was wounded when an IED exploded in a home.
two tribesmen and four al-Qaeda suspects dead.
Gunmen opened fire on
a crowd in Kut; one
man was killed and another wounded. An interpreter
was killed in a drive-by shooting.
A college student
was killed in Mosul during a drive-by shooting.
bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found in Riyadh.
In Hawija, gunmen killed
a customs office employee.
U.S. forces killed
five suspects and arrested 13 others in the Tigris River Valley, 12
more in Garma and three
Five gunmen were arrested
in Iskandariya, and police detained
27 more in Fallujah.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis