Updated at 12:30 a.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2007
At least 64 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 15 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. No Coalition casualties were reported. Also, a British report admitted that British troops were unable to make Basra safe.
A British parliamentary report admitted that British troops failed to make Basra safe. Despite a lack of regular news reports from the city, the report mentions that militias and corrupt police forces dominate the city. A lecturer at Basra University was shot dead at his home. Also, a middle school teacher was killed in front of his students.
Twelve bodies were found in a mass grave near Lake Tharthar, which has been the scene of several mass graves found over the last few weeks. The victims had been killed during a time period stretching back as far as 18 months ago. The only identified body belonged to a paramedic.
Gunmen in Mosul attacked a police patrol. Four policemen and seven gunmen were killed during an ensuing clash. Two policemen were also wounded. U.S. troops provided support to the police force. Two dumped bodies were found in the al-Mithaq district.
A school headmaster was killed during a drive-by shooting in Samarra.
No casualties were reported after Georgian troops received a mortar attack at their base in Numaniya.
In Hawija, an Awakening council member and his driver were gunned down; their corpses were also set on fire.
Three policemen were wounded during a mortar attack in Kut.
Three bombs were defused in Shatt al-Arab.
Two gunmen were killed in Baiji.
Police and al-Qaeda suspects battled in Dwelah, two days after gunmen took over the city and killed 13 villagers.
Also, Muqtada al-Sadr hailed his followers for observing a ceasefire that has dramatically lowered violence in the war-torn country.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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