Sunday: 3 GIs, 41 Iraqis Killed; 18 Iraqis Wounded; Chemical Ali Sentenced To Death

Updated at 11:10 p.m. EDT, June 24, 2007

On an otherwise quiet day, Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin of Saddam Hussein who is known as "Chemical Ali," was sentenced to death, along with two other people, for genocide and crimes against humanity. At least 41 Iraqis were killed and 18 were wounded during violent incidents. Also, three more American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents yesterday, bringing the total deaths to 12 for the day.

Northwest of the capital, an MND-B soldier was killed during combat operations. An MND-B soldier was killed during a combined roadside bomb and small arms attack. Also, a Task Force Lightning soldier died in a non-combat related incident.

In Baghdad, a police commando was killed and three others were wounded during a bombing in the Mansour district. Two accountants were kidnapped. A roadside bomb in al-Fdheliya resulted in no casualties. In Sabi’a al-Bor, mortars killed one civilian and injured four more. Mortars killed one person and wounded two more. Gunmen assassinated the head of the Central Children’s Hospital in the Iskan neighborhood. In Doura, gunmen shot dead a policeman and wounded another. Also, 11 dumped bodies were found; these are usually attributed to sectarian violence and are often covered in gunshot or torture marks.

The body of Rabha al-Hamzawi, an Iraqi feminist activist, was found shot to death in Balad. In a separate incident, a local councilor was abducted.

An Iraqi general was kidnapped in Basra. Three hostages were freed.

In Suwayra, an Iraqi translator was killed in a drive-by shooting.

An off-duty Iraqi soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kut.

U.S. forces killed four suspects and detained 14 others during operations in Hawija and Baghdad.

Combined U.S. and Iraqi forces killed six al-Qaeda suspects and detained five others in Karmah.

In Mosul, a female journalist was killed while on her way home from work. A policewoman was shot to death. Also, a Shiite Kurdish member of the provincial council was gunned down.

A roadside bomb in Samarra killed four police commandos and wounded two more.

One person was killed and two children were injured during a Katyusha rocket attack in Fallujah.

A roadside bomb targeting a minibus in Khalis killed three girls and injured a woman and two men, all from the same family.

A streetsweeper was killed and another injured during a roadside bombing in Biji.


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.