Friday: 4 GIs, 53 Iraqis; 9 Wounded

Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, Sept. 1, 2007

At least 53 Iraqis were killed or found dead and nine more were wounded during a relatively quiet Friday. Another four American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents as well. A U.S. C-130 also came under fire last night as it was carrying four U.S. lawmakers, but no casualties were reported. Also, the International Committee of the Red Cross reports that one million Iraqis have gone missing since 1980.

A Marine and a Soldier were killed Wednesday during combat operations in Anbar province. The family of another soldier is reporting his death. And, the DOD reported that a soldier was killed yesterday in Baghdad.

In Baghdad, six unidentified bodies were recovered as many neighborhoods; these dumped corpses are usually the result of sectarian violence. Even though it is the weekly day of prayer, it is unusual for there to be no other reports of violence from the capital.

A clash in Haditha left six gunmen and three tribesmen dead.

A suicide car bomber killed four police commandos and injured seven others in al-Jallam.

Gunmen killed a barber in Kirkuk. One civilian was wounded when an IED exploded in a home.

In Haqlaniya, clashes left two tribesmen and four al-Qaeda suspects dead.

Gunmen opened fire on a crowd in Kut; one man was killed and another wounded. An interpreter was killed in a drive-by shooting.

A college student was killed in Mosul during a drive-by shooting.

Two bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found in Riyadh.

In Hawija, gunmen killed a customs office employee.

U.S. forces killed five suspects and arrested 13 others in the Tigris River Valley, 12 more in Garma and three in Muqdadiya.

Five gunmen were arrested in Iskandariya, and police detained 27 more in Fallujah.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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