News, March 2008
144 Iraqis Killed in War Attacks, Including 4 Executed by Death Squads, 134 in Southern Iraq Fighting, According to March 27, 2008 News Reports
Yaqen.net reported the following news today:
- A British was killed in the Basra area.
- 19 Iraqis were killed, 307 were injured in Baghdad as a result of the three-fighting between Mahdi Army fighters and US-backed Iraqi forces.
- 3 Kurdish Beshmerga fighters were killed in an attack by gunmen in Kirkuk.
The Iraq News Agency (INA) reported the following news:
- 4 policemen, 40 Mahdi Army militiamen were killed in Wassit fighting.
- 4 demonstrators were killed by the police during an anti-Maliki protest in Basra.
- 42 were killed in kut clashes.
U.S. airstrike kills 60 gunmen in Hilla
Baghdad - Voices of Iraq
More than 60 gunmen were killed on Wednesday evening as U.S. choppers fired rockets against buildings used by gunmen in central Hilla, 100 km south of Baghdad, Iraqi security source said.
"U.S. copters bombed sites used by gunmen in Hilla's neighborhoods of al-Askari, Ahmed Nader and Muhaizem, killing more than 60 militants and destroying some houses," the source, who requested anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq- Voices of Iraq- (VOI).
From his part, Abdellatif Rayan, an MNF-Iraq media adviser who could not give an exact number of the gunmen killed during the airstrike told VOI that the operation was carried out as Iraqi forces requested an air support while clashing with gunmen in central Hilla.
Hilla, capital city of Babel, has been a scene
of clashes that erupted between security forces and Al-Mahdi
Army militia fighters of the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
Baghdad - Voices of Iraq
were killed and 19 others wounded when four mortar rounds fell into two
of Baghdad's residential districts, an Interior ministry source said.
He added " a mortar round landed into al-Batween
district in central Baghdad, leaving two civilians wounded and causing
material damagae to one of the houses".
Casualties from Wassit armed clashes up to 115
Wassit - Voices of Iraq
The death toll from the armed clashes that
flared up last Monday between security forces and Mahdi Army gunmen in
Wassit rose to 40 dead and
75 wounded, the chief of local police said on Thursday.
Kut, capital of Wassit, lies 180 km southeast of
4 unknown bodies found in Diala
Diala - Voices of Iraq
Four unknown bodies were found on Thursday in
Baladruz, southeast of Diala, a security source said.
Ba'aqouba, the capital of Diala, is 57 km
northeast of Bagdad.
3 cops killed, 4 injured as bomb explodes in Babel
Babel - Voices of Iraq
Three policemen were killed and four others were
wounded on Thursday when an explosive charge went off south of Hilla, a
police source said.
“U.S. helicopters shelled some gunmen hideout
inside al-Askari, Ahmad Nader and Mehezam neighborhoods in central Hilla,
killing 60 gunmen and destroying a number of houses,” a security source
said on Wednesday.
Gunmen kill, wound 10 cops in Karbala
Karbala - Voices of Iraq
including an officer, were killed and eight others were injured in
clashes between security forces and gunmen that lasted until late
Wednesday in central Karbala, a police source said.
“Two cops, including an office, were killed and
eight more were wounded in the clashes,” he added.
“A mortar round landed on a police station,” he
U.S. soldier, 2 civilians injured in Baghdad
Baghdad - Voices of Iraq
The U.S. army said on Thursday that one of its
soldiers, two American civilians and an Iraqi soldier were injured when
16 rockets hit the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad.
“At approximately 5:30 a.m., five 107 mm rockets impacted the IZ, four more 107 mm rockets struck at approximately 9:15 a.m., three 107 mm rockets in the third attack, and four 107 mm rockets at approximately 2:50 pm,” the statement added.
“One Coalition force Soldier, two U.S.
civilians, and one Iraqi Army soldier were wounded in the attack.
Several structures and one vehicle were also damaged,” it said.
Car bomb kills, injures 7 Kurdish soldiers in Kirkuk
Kirkuk - Voices of Iraq
A Kurdish captain
was killed and six Kurdish security soldiers were injured on Thursday
when a booby-trapped car went off near their vehicle patrol in southern
Kirkuk, a police source said.
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