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.
In Haqlaniya, clashes left two tribesmen and four al-Qaeda suspects dead.
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.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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