Updated at 12:30 a.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2007
At least 64 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 15 more were wounded in the latest round of
violence. No Coalition casualties were reported. Also, a British report admitted
that British troops were unable to make Basra safe.
A British parliamentary
that British troops failed to make Basra safe. Despite a lack of regular
news reports from the city, the report mentions that militias and corrupt police
forces dominate the city. A lecturer at Basra University was
shot dead at his home. Also, a middle
school teacher was killed in front of his students.
bodies were found in a mass grave near Lake Tharthar, which has been the scene
of several mass graves found over the last few weeks. The victims had been killed
during a time period stretching back as far as 18 months ago. The only identified
body belonged to a paramedic.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed
a senior advisor and wounded his driver to the Interior Minister in Jamiya.
dumped bodies were recovered.
Gunmen in Mosul attacked a police
policemen and seven gunmen were killed during an ensuing clash. Two
policemen were also wounded. U.S. troops provided support to the police force.
Two dumped bodies
were found in the al-Mithaq district.
headmaster was killed during a drive-by shooting in Samarra.
were reported after Georgian troops received a mortar attack at their base in
In Hawija, an Awakening
council member and his driver were gunned down; their corpses were also set
car bomber killed
three policemen and wounded a fourth at a Ramadi checkpoint.
In Riyadh, four
policemen were killed during an ambush yesterday. Their bodies had been mutilated.
A fifth soldier is still missing.
Iraqi gunman was killed, along with two foreign fighters, and
three Iraqi army soldiers were wounded during a raid near Tikrit.
were wounded during a mortar attack in Kut.
Three bombs were
in Shatt al-Arab.
gunmen were killed in Baiji.
In Baquba, a civilian
was killed by mortar fire. Gunmen killed
a civilian in a separate incident. In a nearby village, one
policeman died and two were wounded during an armed attack.
and al-Qaeda suspects battled
in Dwelah, two days after gunmen took over the city and killed 13 villagers.
Iraqi forces killed
13 suspects and arrested 94 in northern and central Iraq. The U.S. detained
seven in Tarmiya. U.S. forces killed one suspect and wounded three at a
checkpoint north of Baghdad.
Also, Muqtada al-Sadr hailed
his followers for observing a ceasefire that has dramatically lowered violence
in the war-torn country.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis