Friday: 6 GIs, 37 Iraqis Killed; 38 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:40 p.m. EDT, May 25, 2007

The U.S. military reported that six more U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq yesterday. This brings the monthly tally up to at least 93 dead. At least 37 Iraqis were killed and 38 wounded in other events throughout Iraq. Fridays are usually less violent due to weekly prayers and curfews.

A MNC-I Soldier was killed by an IED this morning in Muqdadiyah, while a Marine died in a non-hostile related incident. A soldier was killed an another wounded during a small arms attack today in Baghdad. Yesterday, a roadside bomb explosion killed two MND-B soldiers in western Baghdad. Also, a Task Force Lightning Soldier was killed during a roadside bombing in Nineveh province. A roadside bomb blasted a U.S. convoy in Baghdad’s Amil district, but the number of casualties is unknown.

In Baghdad, 20 unidentifed bodies were found dumped in several locations. An overpass connecting al-Khadra and al-Jamiya districts was severely damaged in a bombing. A mortar attack in Abu Dsheer left one person dead and eight wounded. A separate mortar attack in al-Jamiya killed one person and wounded another. Two civilians were killed and seven injured during shelling in al-Mail. Also, in Doura, a roadside bomb killed one Iraqi.

The leader of the Mahdi Army in Basra was killed when British forces attempted to arrest him. His brother and two aides were also killed in the battle.

A sheikh from the Abu Alwan tribe was shot and killed while driving in Fallujah. Two civilians were killed and nine others wounded when a car bomb exploded near a policeman’s home.

Two shot and handcuffed bodies were found in Latifiya.

A car bomb in Muqdadiyah wounded 12 people, including four policemen.

A civilian was wounded during a bombing on the Kirkuk-Baghdad highway.

U.S. aircraft were seen circling Kut.

Gunmen killed three farmers in an orchard near Jdaidat al Shat.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.