Updated at 12:45 a.m. EST, Feb. 6, 2008
A mass grave containing
dozens of bodies was discovered west of Samarra. Elsewhere, a small but deadly
U.S. raid on a civilian residence was reported
for the second day in a row. Overall, 90 Iraqis were reported killed or found
dead, and seven were wounded across Iraq. Three American servicemembers
were reported killed in two separate incidents.
Navy SEALS were
killed yesterday during a small arms attack in an unspecified location.
soldier died due from injuries received the day before, when an IED blasted
his patrol in Muqdadiyah.
A mass grave containing 55
bodies was discovered near Samarra in the al-Jazira area. Two
hostages, who were freed, blamed the deaths on the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic
State of Iraq.
South of Tikrit in Adwar, U.S. troops entered
a one room home and opened fire on the occupants. A couple
and their 19-year old son were killed immediately. One
young daughter died later and another daughter was wounded. Yesterday, military
authorities apologized for another U.S. raid that left nine innocent people dead
and three more wounded, including children, on Saturday.
soldier was killed at his home in the al-Askari neighborhood. In al-Amarat
al-Jadida, an Iraqi
army major was gunned down. A lieutenant
was killed as he was driving through al-Aurouba.
bomber killing five people and wounding four other at an Awakening Council
checkpoint in Fallujah.
An al-Qaeda suspect
was killed in Hamam al-Aleel after fleeing Mosul.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were recovered. Two
civilians were injured during a roadside bombing targeting a U.S. patrol traveling
on Palestine Street. U.S. forces arrested
eight suspects. A bomb blast in Mustansiriyah left no
casualties. Two undetonated bombs were discovered
as well. Also, three policemen who had been kidnapped in Ur were released.
Eleven suspects were detained
in two separate operations in Kirkuk.
In Khalis, three
gunmen were killed by U.S. troops while another three
were killed when one of them blew up a suicide vest.
bomber killed an Awakening Council member and a civilian in Taji. At
more Awakening Council members died in this or possibly a separate incident.
A bomb targeting the Diyala police chief left no
Gunmen in Samarra killed
a cleric who was well known for being against al-Qaeda.
was shot to death while on a minibus in Hilla.
by Margaret Griffis