Updated at 6:05 p.m. EST, Nov. 6, 2006
Curfews set in place to curb violence following the death sentence imposed on former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein are being lifted in a staggered manner. By Tuesday, all curfews should be gone. Despite the crackdown, 59 bodies were discovered across Iraq late Sunday and into Monday. Another four Iraqis are known dead, bringing the total number to 63 killed. Twenty more were wounded. The U.S. Military reported that five more servicemembers were killed in separate incidents on Saturday and Monday, raising November’s tally to 18 U.S. servicemembers killed.
The U.S. military reported that a helicopter crash took the lives of two American soldiers in Salah Ad Din province today; no enemy activity had been reported in the area. Earlier, authorities announced the deaths of another three servicemembers. Two Marines and a soldier all died from wounds received on Saturday in Anbar Province, but two of the servicemembers did not succumb to their injuries until Monday. The deaths of another soldier and Marine on Saturday were reported yesterday.
In eastern Baghdad, gunmen killed two firefighters. Three people were wounded by gunfire during a Shi’ite rally over in the Amil district. Also, mortar shells fell on the Adhamiya neighborhood and wounded seven people.
In Iskandariyah, a bomb on a bus wounded ten passengers.
Two bodies were discovered in Hillah. They bore signs of torture.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis