News, March 2008
2 US Soldiers, 25 Iraqis Killed on Monday War Attacks, 4 US Soldiers Killed on Sunday, According to March 24, 2008 News Reports
US corporate media marked yesterday with the figure of 4,000 US soldiers who lost their life in the Iraq war. This figure does not include deaths of about one thousand American unofficial soldiers, who are referred to as security contractors. The figure also does not include deaths among US soldiers who were killed after their injury.
Yaqen.net reported the following news today:
- 2 US Soldiers were killed, a third was injured, when their vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Beiji, Salahudding province today.
- 16 Iraqi soldiers were killed, 74 were injured in three Mosul attacks today.
4,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq
Baghdad - Voices of Iraq
Four U.S. soldiers
were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED)
attack on their patrol in southern Baghdad, raising to 4,000
the total number of U.S. servicemen killed since the March 2003 invasion
"One additional Soldier was injured from this
attack," the statement read.
Of this number, 29 have been killed in February 2008, while 40 were killed in January 2008.
Four unknown bodies found in Baghdad
Baghdad - Voices of Iraq
Monday , 24 /03 /2008 Time 9:34:25
Baghdad, Mar 24, (VOI) -
Iraqi police patrols found on Monday four unidentified bodies dumped in different parts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. "Police patrols found four unknown corpses dumped in various parts of Baghdad," the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
"Two bodies were found in al-Zayouna and al-Baladiyat neighborhoods in eastern Baghdad, while the other two bodies were found in al-Shuaala and al-Doura neighborhoods, western Baghdad," the source added. "The bodies found bore signs of gunshot wounds to different parts of the body, mainly to the head," he noted. SH/SR
IED kills, injures 7 army soldiers in Diala
Diala - Voices of Iraq
Two Iraqi army soldiers
were killed and five others were injured on Monday when in a roadside
bomb explosion in northeast of Ba'aquba, an official security source
"The blast killed two soldiers and wounded
five," he added.
"The forces managed to wage a crackdown
operation inside a number of region in Baladruz, in search for two
kidnapped persons," Colonel Fares Radi told VOI.
Popular committee's senior element killed by U.S. fire in Diala
Diala - Voices of Iraq
One popular committee's senior element was killed on Monday and another was wounded by U.S. army gunfire south of Baaquba, an authorized security source in Diala province said.
"U.S. forces opened fire on a popular committee's pedestrian patrol at the major market in Bohroz suburb, 5 km south of Ba'aquba," the source said to Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI) on condition of anonymity.
He added, "Popular committee's senior element, Ammar
Abdul-Jaleel, was killed in the incident, while one of his fellow
elements was wounded."
Popular committees were formed in Diala province in
2007. They consist of tribal elements in addition to Sunni armed groups.
They allied with Iraqi and U.S. forces in a campaign to track down
al-Qaeda fighters in the province.
Dhi-Qar police kill wanted
man, arrest another
Personnel from the Special Missions squad killed
a wanted man and arrested another after clashes in southern Dhi-Qar
province on Monday, a police media official said.
"The killed man was wanted on charges of
suspected involvement in a murder," Majidi said.
killed, policeman wounded in clashes in Basra
One civilian was killed and a policeman wounded
in clashes that erupted in northern Basra on Sunday evening and
continued until the early hours of Monday between security forces and
gunmen, police said.
"The clashes left one civilian killed and a policeman wounded," the source said, not revealing whether there were casualties among the gunmen.
The oil-rich port city of Basra lies 590 km
south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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