Updated at 12:25 1.m. EST, Jan. 22, 2007
At least six more American servicemembers were reported killed in separate
events that occurred on Saturday, and two
Marines were killed on Sunday. This brings the weekend total to 29
American deaths. Meanwhile, 70 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 26
were wounded in violent attacks today. The weekend tally for them is
151 dead Iraqis and 59 wounded. A
British soldier was killed near Basra and four more were injured. Also,
Moqtada al Sadr’s Mehdi Army announced
that they would resume relations with the Iraqi parliament.
American military authorities reported 8 new GI deaths for Saturday. Four
American soldiers and one Marine were killed in Anbar province. One
American soldier was killed and three more were wounded in a roadside
bomb attack northeast of Baghdad, also on Saturday. On Sunday, two
Marines were killed in Anbar Province. Also, Iraqi police are reporting
the discovery of three
dead GIs in Mahaweel as well but the U.S. military denied these reports.
This brings the day’s total to 25 dead Americans making Saturday the
deadliest day for U.S. troops since invading Iraq. Nineteen of the American
deaths had already been reported
yesterday. Another two
Americans were killed on Friday.
Meanwhile, a British
soldier was killed and four others were wounded when they came across
a roadside bomb north of Basra.
The political arm of Shi’ite milita leader Moqtada al Sadr has announced
that it will end its boycott of the Iraqi parliament. The boycott came in protest
of a meeting between U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri
al-Maliki and to press for a U.S. withdrawal timetable.
Combined Iraqi police and U.S. forces killed
three militia members during a clash in Ramadi. The Iraqi army reported
suspected militants and arresting 85 others throughout Iraq. Also, three
Iranians were detained by Iraqi police in Mosul.
In Baghdad, six
people were killed and 15 wounded in a bomb attack on a minibus traveling
through the Karrada district. Another car bomb killed
one person and wounded five near Beirut Square in eastern Baghdad. A roadside
bomb near the al Ghadeer Bridge killed
a police commando. And near the French Embassy, seven
were killed in a pair of explosions. Also, 29
bodies were found dumped throughout the city.
the head of a municipality in Dibis. In a separate incident, an oil facility
was attacked; no
casualties were reported, but the guards were disarmed, and an oil well
was set on fire.
A suicide car bomber killed
a woman and injured five others in Mosul. A policeman
was killed in a separate incident.
In Abbasi, an army
captain was killed and his brother kidnapped.
of Sunni Endowment and
six friends were kidnapped and killed in Madaen.
During a drive-by shooting in Falluja, two
policemen were killed.
And gunmen killed
two civilians near Muqdadiyah.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis