Thursday: 41 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded

Updated at 6:15 p.m. EDT, Sept. 13, 2007

In today’s most significant event, an important Sunni tribe leader was assassinated in Ramadi along with several people in his retinue. Altogether, at least 41 Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded. No foreign military were reported killed.

A highly influential, Sunni tribe alliance leader, Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, two bodyguards, and a personal secretary were killed in a bombing near his Ramadi home. The Anbar Tribal Alliance joined forces with U.S. troops last year to fight al-Qaeda, and its members have since become assassination targets.

In Baghdad, 11 dumped bodies were recovered. Five people were killed and 10 wounded during a car bombing in al-Talabiya. In Zayouna, a roadside bomb killed one and wounded three others. No casualties were reported during a bombing in Karrada. Also, Iraqi forces killed four suspects and arrested 51 others in various locations around the city.

A sniper killed a policeman in western Mosul. Gunmen wounded two policemen in al-Jazaer. Three more policemen were wounded near a bus station in northern Mosul. Also, a Kurdish bakery worker was killed last night.

A roadside bomb in Fallujah killed one policeman and wounded two others.

A civilian was kidnapped in Albu Najim.

U.S. forces killed four suspects, including two women, in Baquba.

Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces killed one suspect and arrested six others in Diwaniya.

Twelve suspects were detained in Taji.

During security operations in Kirkuk, 22 suspects were arrested.

Coalition forces killed five and detained 11 suspects in northern and central Iraq. U.S. forces killed three suspects and arrested 92 others in separate incidents.


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.