Updated at 11:05 p.m. EDT, Sat. 22, 2007
At least 54 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 31 were wounded in the latest violence. An incident
involving U.S. troops killing a family in Iskandariya was reported. Also, an attack
in Suleiman Bek left a number of civilians wounded. A Briton and two GIs were
killed in separate incidents as well.
Force Lightning soldier was killed in a vehicular accident today in Diyala
province. A Task
Force Marne soldier was died from non-combat-related injuries yesterday.
Also, a British soldier
died from injuries received in a forklift accident in Basra.
forces stormed a home in Iskandariya. They killed
seven members of the same family, including women and children, they believed
to be members of a militia, then they demolished the home. Twelve
residents were killed in a clash that followed the operation. The U.S. army
has yet to comment on the incident.
The Islamic State in Iraq militia group
released a video showing the executions
of five Iraqi army soldiers.
In Baghdad, nine
unidentified bodies were found dumped in several neigbhorhoods. A roadside
bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Shula wounded
an Iraqi civilian instead. Two
civilians in Eskan were wounded by a separate roadside bomb. Dreaded
police commandos raided a children's hospital in the al-Iskan neighborhood;
up several of the hospital's security personnel, detained two, and caused
families to flee the hospital in panic. Also, gunmen burned down three homes in
Washash, but no
casualties were reported.
people were wounded during a roadside bomb attack at a marketplace in Suleiman
policemen were wounded and 18 gunmen were detained during an armed attack
in Balad Ruz. In a separate incident, a policeman
was killed and four more were wounded during an attack on a police checkpoint.
civilians were wounded during a bombing that targeted a police patrol in Baquba.
In Tal Afar, a bomb-maker
was killed and another was wounded when their device exploded prematurely.
A garbage bag containing a corpse
bearing gunshot and torture wounds was found in Kirkuk. The owner
of a car parts shop was killed in an armed attack.
A police officer
in Khalis survived
an assassination attempt unharmed.
casualties were reported after a car bombing near the Iranian consulate in
In Hawija, two IEDs produced no
U.S. troops killed
seven suspects and arrested 12 more, including what may be a senior al-Qaeda
member, in Mussayab. Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces killed
ten suspects and arrested 16 during operations in Baquba. Iraqi police
and army troops arrested
54 suspects in Mosul.
Also, 150 families were displaced
after clashes in Baghdad's Washash neighborhood earlier this week. On the heels
of that event, the Red Crescent released
a report estimating that two million Iraqis have moved within the country to avoid
violence since the U.S. invasion; the figure does not include another two million
who have left the country. The number of refugees into Syria increased recently
as the country threatened
to clampdown on immigration.
And, Iran resumed shelling of Iraqi border
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis