Friday, August 04, 2006



08/04/06 Reuters: Two civilians killed and four others wounded in Baghdad
Two civilians were killed and four others wounded when gunmen opened fire in the Doura district of south Baghdad, police sources said. They said the casualties may have been participants in a rally called earlier in the day by radical Shi'ite...
08/04/06 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Lance Cpl. Kurt E. Dechen, 24, of Springfield, Vt., died Aug. 3 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
Two Soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division died due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province today.
08/04/06 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Sgt. George M. Ulloa Jr., 23, of Austin, Texas, died Aug. 3 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force...
08/04/06 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Joshua A. Ford, 20, of Wayne, Neb., died on July 31 during combat operations in Al Numaniyah, Iraq. Ford was assigned to the Army National Guard 189th Transportation Company, 485th Corps Support Battalion, Norfolk, Neb.
08/04/06 wcpo: Sergeant's Disappearance Treated As Missing Person's Case
Eight months after returning from Iraq, a Hamilton, Ohio, Army sergeant has gone missing. Garry Jones, 24, was last seen leaving his apartment last Saturday morning, driving a late 1980's maroon Chevrolet Cavalier.
08/04/06 Reuters: In Iraq, bomb turns engagement party into funeral
Sabreen Saad never had time to grieve after a car bomb killed her fiance an hour before their engagement party. She died two days later from wounds sustained in the same blast.
08/04/06 timesonline: 17 die in roadside bombs in northern Iraq
Insurgents detonated a series of car bombs in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this morning, killing at least 17 people including a police colonel.
08/04/06 postcrescent: Bellevue soldier recovering after Iraq explosion
Sgt. Jeff ...was wounded July 24 by a roadside bomb explosion while on convoy duty near Tallil, Iraq. He was serving with the Wisconsin National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry. Spc. Stephen Castner, 27, of Cedarburg was killed in the same attack.
08/04/06 Reuters: US forces killed suspected militants
Three suspected militants linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq were killed in U.S. raids and an air strike southeast of Baghdad on Thursday...U.S. soldiers killed an suspected insurgent they believed to be burying a roadside bomb north of the capital
08/04/06 Reuters: U.S. soldiers killed two suspected militants on Thursday
U.S. soldiers killed two suspected militants on Thursday in Mahmudiya...after they were shot at from a yellow van, the U.S. military said. The military said that the van was subsequently stopped and the bodies of two men...
08/04/06 Reuters: Mortar attack aimed at U.S. marines in Ubaydi kills 3 civilians
Three Iraqi civilians were killed and nine wounded by a mortar attack apparently aimed at U.S. marines in Ubaydi, 315 km (200 miles) west of Baghdad, near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said. The attack was on Thursday
08/04/06 AFP: Civilian killed in botched attack on police patrol
And, a short distance south of Baghdad, a bystander was killed in a botched attempt to target a police patrol with a roadside bomb.
08/04/06 AFP: Former member of Hussein's security services killed in Amara
former member of one of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's security services was shot dead in the southern city of Amara, police said.
08/04/06 AFP: Roadside bomb kills couple en route to maternity hospital
In the early hours of the morning, a roadside bomb killed a pregnant Iraqi woman and her husband as they raced to hospital to deliver her child. Police said the couple were taking a taxi...from the village of Huweidar towards the maternity hospital
08/04/06 AP: Suicide car bomber kills 3 policemen
Friday, a suicide car bomber drove into a football field and blew up the vehicle and himself, killing three policemen who were among the players. The incident occurred in Hatra, 70 kilometre southeast of Mosul, police Col. Abdul Karim Ahmed Khalaf said.
08/04/06 pakistantimes: 1,000 civilians, 135 security forces killed in July
According to figures compiled from Iraqi security and health department figures, more than 1,000 civilians, 135 members of security forces and 143 insurgents were killed nationwide in July. In addition, 1,800 civilians were injured
08/04/06 CNN: Car bomb kills Mosul police official
A car bomb in the northern city of Mosul killed an Iraqi police official along with two other police officers Friday morning, Nineveh Governor Duraid Kashmoula told CNN.
08/04/06 Mobile soldier wounded in Baghdad
Pfc. Jeremy recovering in a hospital in Germany from wounds he received Monday in Baghdad, his father, Phillip Hardy of Mobile, said. The soldier's dad said he is expected to recover from his injuries
08/04/06 AFP: Nine Iraqi police killed as 'al-Qaeda' assaults northern city
Nine Iraqi police officers have been killed when insurgents detonated a series of bombs and fierce fighting erupted in the northern city of Mosul. At least six car and roadside bombs were triggered, and mortar shells were fired at police posts, he said.
08/04/06 AP: Tens of thousands of Shiites gather in Baghdad for pro-Hezbollah rally
Tens of thousands of Shiites draped in white shrouds gathered in Iraq's capital Friday for a pro-Hezbollah rally, while violence around the country left eight people dead.
08/03/06 AP: Military says soldier committed suicide
Army Spc. Andrew Velez, the second of two brothers to die during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, committed suicide, his family and military officials said Thursday.
08/03/06 AP: 6 Marines charged in Iraq assault
Assault charges were filed against six Marines on Thursday as the result of an incident that occurred in April in the Iraqi village of Hamdania and was uncovered during an unrelated investigation into the slaying of an Iraqi civilian later ...
08/03/06 timesonline: Running the gauntlet in a land of militias
It was an impromptu football match on a makeshift pitch in a Shia area of Baghdad. Two bombs were apparently buried in the middle of the waste ground. When they exploded on Wednesday evening 16 young people, many of them children, were killed.
08/03/06 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Spc. Hai Ming Hsia, 37, of New York, N.Y., died Aug. 1 during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Hsia was assigned to the 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
08/03/06 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci, 21, of Stow, Ohio, died Aug. 2 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force...
08/03/06 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Dustin D. Laird, 23, of Martin, Tenn., died on Aug. 2 during combat operations in Rawah, Iraq. Laird was assigned to the Army National Guard 913th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Battalion, Union City, Tenn.
08/03/06 greatfallstribune; Cause of death reported for Wolf Creek Marine
Marine Cpl. Phillip Baucus and the two Marines who perished with him were killed by a suicide bomber last weekend in Iraq...They were killed in the Al Anbar province, Iraq when a suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into a building...
08/03/06 DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Ryan D. Jopek, 20, of Merrill, Wis., died in Tikrit, Iraq on Aug. 2 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. Jopek was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment...
08/03/06 Reuters: Roadside bomb wounds 2, Gunmen snatched car in Latifiya
A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in Latifiya, 40 km south of Baghdad, wounding two policemen, a police source said...Gunmen snatched a car with its driver after wounding a man and a woman in Latifiya, police said
08/03/06 CNA: Kidnapped Turkish Technician in Iraq Released
A Turkish national kidnapped in Iraq in mid-June was released on Wednesday, said a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman. The kidnapped Turkish technician, Hasan Eskimutlu, is expected to arrive in Turkey on Thursday.
08/03/06 NYTimes: U.S. Troops Kill 2 Iraqis on Way to Anti-Israel Protest
American troops opened fire today on a vehicle carrying armed Shiites to an anti-Israel demonstration in Baghdad, killing two occupants and wounding at least 16, officials said.
08/03/06 AP: Wounded journalist Kimberly Dozier released from hospital
CBS News journalist Kimberly Dozier has been released from a rehabilitation hospital, where she had been recovering from critical injuries suffered during a May 29 car bomb attack in Iraq.
Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died, in separate incidents, due to enemy action while operating in Al Anbar Province today
08/03/06 NYTimes: In Iraq, It’s Hard to Trust Anyone in Uniform
The camouflaged Iraqi commandos who kidnapped 20 people from a pair of central Baghdad offices this week used Interior Ministry vehicles and left little trace of their true identities. Were they legitimate officers? Members of a Shiite

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