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September 7, 2007
Friday: 7 GIs, 1 Briton, 25 Iraqis Killed; 11 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:10 p.m. EDT, Sept. 7, 2007

On an otherwise quiet Friday military officials announced that a British soldier and seven GIs were killed in separate incidents over the last couple of days. Iraqis fared better--only 25 Iraqis were killed and 11 wounded in today’s reports. Also, Iraqi newspapers reported that Chemical Ali and two others will be hanged tomorrow for crimes against humanity, but the U.S. military denied those reports, and so did Iraqi President Talabani.

Four Marines were killed yesterday during combat operations in Anbar province. An explosion in Ninevah killed three Task Force Lightning soldiers. Also, a British soldier was killed while performing routine duties on Wednesday.

At a Kirkuk mosque, three people were killed and five wounded during an armed attack. A roadside bomb injured two people. An oil company employee was kidnapped last night. Also, a car bomb killed one civilian and wounded four others late Friday.

In Baghdad, eight unidentified bodies were found scattered mostly in western neighborhoods. One Mahdi Army fighter was killed in an unspecified incident.

The bodies of four policemen were discovered in Mosul. Also 17 suspects were arrested during a raid.

Late Friday in al-Zab, gunmen killed three civilians riding in a car.

A council member was killed in front of his home in Suleiman Bek.

Combined U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested 12 suspects in Muqdadiyah. Coalition forces killed three suspects and arrested 18 in northern and central Baghdad, while they also killed one militant in a separate incident in Baghdad.

Two bridges near Ramadi were blown-up.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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