Sunday, December 04, 2005

Last Throes

Just a sampling. There's now a reuters report on Iraq security reports daily:
Security incidents in Iraq, Dec 4
04 Dec 2005 12:50:19 GMT
Source: Reuters

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq as of 1230 GMT on Sunday, Dec. 4.

U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

*BAGHDAD - Two U.S soldiers were killed and several others wounded when their convoy was attacked in a roadside bombing in a south eastern suburb of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. A military spokeswoman said that two Humvees were destroyed in the ambush.

*AHMAR - Two Iraqi policemen were killed when gunmen attacked their patrol in Ahmar village, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Baquba, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two civilians were killed and 26 wounded when a bomb placed under a car exploded in central Baghdad, a police source said. The target of the explosion was not clear.

BAIJI - A women and two children were wounded when U.S forces conducted an air strike, bombing two houses in Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, a joint coordination centre statement said. The air strike followed a mortar attack on a U.S base near Baiji.

BAGHDAD - The imam of a Shi'ite mosque was killed by gunmen in eastern Baghdad, police said. Sheikh Abdul Salam abdul Hussein was a follower of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

UDAIM - Two insurgents were killed and 55 suspects detained when the Iraqi army conducted a raid in Udaim, near Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, the army said. The raid followed an ambush on Saturday that killed 19 Iraqi soldiers.

ZARKUUSH - Two people were killed, including a policeman, when a bomb planted on the side of the road exploded in Zarkuush, a village 70 km (43 miles) east of Baquba, police said. The target of the bomb was not clear.

ISKANDARIYA - Five members of the Iraqi security forces were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. Reports conflicted about whether they were members of the army or police and one source said one wounded man later died.


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