Updated at 12:14 a.m. EDT, Sept. 5, 2007
Today, Chemical Ali, Saddam’s cousin, lost his court appeal and will be hanged within 30 days for crimes against humanity. Meanwhile, 40 Iraqis were killed and 27 were wounded in the latest round of violence. Also, the DOD reported that an American soldier was killed on Thursday during an non-combat incident in Taji.
In Baghdad, eight electricity workers were kidnapped from al-Waziriya and later found dead. In Zayouna, a roadside bomb killed one and wounded five. Two people were injured in a Mansour car bombing. In Doura, mortar fire injured three people. In nearby Bayaa, four people were injured. Also, mortars fell on the Green Zone but no casualties were reported.
A roadside bomb in Baiji killed an Iraqi army major and four soldiers.
Gunmen killed two members of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan (PDK) in separate incidents in Mosul.
A roadside bomb killed two Iraqi army soldiers near Kirkuk. Yet another roadside bomb was detonated yesterday and wounded three policemen. Two Iraqi Turkmen were gunned down on their way home last night. Also, a hand grenade seriously injured a young shepherd.
Five Iraqi Turken were injured when mortars rained down on Taza, just south of Kirkuk.
In Khalis, gunmen opened fire on a crowd, killing two civilians and wounding a policeman.
A sniper killed the assistant police chief of Kufa in an eastern Najaf neighborhood.
The body of an unidentified Iraqi female was found shot to death near Galozi village.
The al-Siniyah chief of police was killed along with two bodyguards.
On a Tikrit highway, one policeman was killed and three were injured during an armed attack.
The Iraqi army reported killing 10 suspects and arrested 57 others in various locations.