News, March 2008
5 US Soldiers, 19 Iraqis Killed in war Attacks, Including 3 by Death Squads, 6 by US Forces, According to March 22, 2008 News Reports
Yaqen.net reported the following news:
- 3 bodies of Iraqis executed by death squads were found in Baghdad.
- 3 US soldiers were killed in an attack in Baghdad, a fourth soldier died of wounds he sustained in an attack, south of Baghdad. (Aljazeera tv reported the death of four US soldiers in Baghdad, on Saturday, in addition to a fifth who died of wounds he sustained in Mandali, yesterday).
- A policeman, two civilians were killed in Al-Khalis when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint.
One Sahwa element killed in Al-Mansoor
One (US-recruited) Sahwa fighter was killed on Saturday when a mortar
shell hit a Sahwa head-office in Al-Mansoor area of Baghdad, an
authorized source from the Baghdad police said.
Two U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad-army
The U.S. army said on Saturday two service members were killed and a
third was wounded in an attack in Baghdad, bringing to 3995 the total
number of U.S. servicemen killed since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in
The statement also added "an MND-B Soldier was injured in the attack and was transported to a Coalition forces medical facility for treatment."
On Friday, the U.S. army also announced the death of a
service member and the injury of four U.S. soldiers in
"indirect fire south of Baghdad March 21."
Missile attack targets U.S. base in Hilla
Four Katyusha missiles fell on a U.S. base in Hilla while five others in its environs on Friday night but left no casualties, a police source in Babel province said on Saturday.
"Four Katyusha rockets fell on a house of a member of the former Baath Party command, which the U.S. intelligence corps took as headquarters in southern Hilla," the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
"The rockets did not leave any casualties but caused damage to some
houses," the source added.
Bomb blast kills civilian, wounds
4 in Kirkuk
At least one civilian was killed and four people, including two
policemen, were wounded on Saturday in roadside bomb blast in the
northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a police source said.
The source added "two policemen were among the wounded."
6 Sahwa fighters killed, 2
wounded by U.S. fire in Samarra
U.S. forces killed six (US-recruited) Sahwa tribal fighters and
wounded two others by mistake when U.S. warplanes pounded areas in
Samarra, an Iraqi police source in Salah al-Din province said on
A media advisor for the Multi-National Force (MNF) confirmed the incident.
"U.S. forces, observing dubious moves by some individuals near a Sahwa checkpoint, opened fire on suspicion that there were gunmen at the checkpoint," Abdullatif Rayan told VOI.
"It later turned out that the men belonged to the Sahwa forces," said
Rayan, confirming the figures mentioned by the Salah al-Din police
Civilian killed, anti-Qaeda
fighter wounded in Salah el-Din
A civilian was killed and an Awakening Council fighter was injured in
two separate incidents in Salah el-Din on Friday, a security source
“Unidentified gunmen opened fire at anti-Qaeda Awakening Council
fighter in Yathreb city, east of Balad, seriously injuring him,” the
Senior officer, 2 escorts killed
in attack in Balad
A senior officer and two of his escorts were killed and two civilians
wounded when his motorcade came under an armed attack in Balad district,
Salah al-Din province, on Thursday night, police said.
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