Updated at 11:40 p.m. EDT, Aug. 12, 2007
Although violence remains
relatively light, U.S. forces took a heavy hit on Saturday; five
American servicemembers were killed and four wounded. At least 57 Iraqis
were killed and 37 more wounded during the latest incidents. Also, one
security contractor from Fiji was killed, two other Fijians were wounded, and
an American was wounded during an attack on their convoy.
Force Marne soldier was killed during a dismounted patrol southeast of
Baghdad. When his colleagues chased after the gunman, they ran into a booby-trapped
building where four
Task Force Marne soldiers were killed and four more wounded by an explosion.
In Baghdad, 17
bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods. The Iraqi army reported
suspects and arresting 70 others. Two
civilians were wounded during a bombing near the Saj al-Reef restaurant.
A roadside bomb on the al-Rasheed camp road injured
five civilians. Mortars landing in Qahira killed
three people and wounded 15 more.
U.S. forces killed
two civilians and wounded a third during an incident in Sadr City.
During raids that involved helicopter back-up, two
people were killed and four wounded.
In Daquq, gunmen killed
one civilian and injured two others during a drive-by shooting. In a separate
policemen were killed and two more were wounded; the wife of one of the dead
policemen was reported to have committed
suicide upon hearing the news. Yesterday, one
person was killed and another wounded during a drive-by in nearby al-Ulia
soldier was shot and killed in Hawija. Also, two
bodies were found.
gunmen were killed during clashes with MNF forces in Muqdadiyah.
In Wajihiya, two
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during clashes with gunmen.
in Basra reported wounding
an unspecified number of civilians in crossfire between unknown assailants
and a British patrol.
person was killed an another injured during a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk.
Several car bombs in Karbala were safely defused.
bodies were found in Kora Roqa village, near Suleimaniyah.
their positions in Ramadi over to Iraqi security forces and withdrew from
In Hashemiya, an Iraqi
soldier was shot and killed.
bodies belonging to a man and two women were found in Hilla.
Iraqi soldier was killed and two were wounded when a roadside bomb was detonated
A U.S. base in Kut was attacked with mortars,
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis