Friday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 31 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded in new attacks. An unknown number of people were also wounded during clashes that broke out in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. Meanwhile, Kaitab Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a Monday attack that left five U.S. troops dead.

Monday: 2 US Soldiers, 18 Iraqis Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded

At least 18 Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded in a number of attacks that focused on Baghdad and nearby cities. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a non-hostile incident as well. Meanwhile, Iran shelled parts of Iraqi Kurdistan but no casualties were reported there.

Saturday: 19 Iraqis Killed, 33 Wounded, Hundreds Possibly Beaten

The casualty figures from yesterday’s protests continued to rise today as reports trickled out from a number of cities across Iraq; however, the most chilling news came from Baghdad were hundreds of protestors may be detained and suffering from beatings. At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 33 more wounded besides those rumored beaten during … Continue reading “Saturday: 19 Iraqis Killed, 33 Wounded, Hundreds Possibly Beaten”

Friday: 34 Iraqis, 1 US Soldier Killed; 189 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:50 a.m. EST, Feb. 26, 2011 Despite repeated attempts to prevent Iraqis from venting their frustration with government corruption and poor services, thousands gathered across the country for a “day of rage.” In several cities, the protests became destructive and deadly, but in others some of the protestors’ demands were met. At least 34 Iraqis were killed and 189 more were wounded in demonstrations and other violence. The figures are likely to be higher as some reports had propotionally low figures for civilian wounded. Separately, a U.S. airman was killed in a vehicular accident at a base in Qatar. Also, members of Human Rights Watch reported seeing Baghdad police attack protestors earlier this week, while Reporters Without Borders condemned a ban on live coverage of events from Baghdad’s Tahrir Square.