Monday: 2 GIs, 33 Iraqis Killed; 44 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:35 a.m. EDT, Sept. 18, 2007

A day after a controversial shooting involving American contractors, the Iraq government says that it will revoke Blackwater USA’s license and prosecute any contractors who used excessive force during the incident. At least 33 Iraqis were killed and 44 more wounded in other attacks. Also, two GIs were killed in separate events.

The DOD reported an American soldier died Sunday from an illness and a Marine died in a non-combat incident in Anbar province Saturday.

In Baghdad, 11 dumped bodies were recovered from mostly western neighborhoods. A car bomb killed as many as ten people and wounded 20 near a Shi’ite mosque in Jamila. Nine people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Yarmouk. In Nahdha, three people were wounded in a separate roadside bomb attack.

An Iraqi civilian was killed and two more were wounded during a shooting in a small neighborhood near Kirkuk.

Two civilians were killed separately in the Hawija area, one in al-Sarai and the other in Jalal.

Gunmen targeting a police convoy in Basra wounded the city’s police chief.

In Hilla, an explosion at an Iraqi army base left 10 wounded soldiers.

A Kurdish citizen was shot and killed in Mosul. Also, a four-day curfew was lifted.

A sniper killed a policeman at a Fallujah checkpoint last night.

A female Wassit council member, Ikhlas al-Shimari, escaped injury during a bomb attack on her Kut home.

U.S. forces killed seven suspects and detained 31 others in central and northern Iraq. Fourteen were arrested in Fallujah and 12 were captured in Baghdad.


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.