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Sunday, July 03, 2005

July 4, 2005 Note to Readers: A news post for July 4 & 5 is here. Many thanks to Atrios for linking to us. This post is available in a downloadable pdf format by clicking here. Thanks from all of us at TII to vaara at SILT3 for kindly converting this post to pdf format and providing server space to host it. Two Year Anniversary "There are some who, uh, feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is: Bring 'em on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation. “ - George W. Bush, July 2, 2003. Bring ‘em on: July 2003 Saturday, July 05, 2003 US Troops in Fallujah under daily attack. “…locals are apparently launching green flares to signal oncoming tank patrols, and red ones for soldiers on foot." Up to 50 Iraqi fighters involved in yesterday’s ambush near Balad. US soldier killed in Baghdad on Thursday identified. Attackers become bolder, more organized. Sunday, July 06, 2003 CENTCOM reports bomb at Ramadi police station was command detonated device. US soldier critically wounded by sniper in Baghdad. British TV camaraman shot dead by sniper in Baghdad. Monday, July 07, 2003 Three separate attacks in Baghdad on Sunday kill three US soldiers. Four US soldiers wounded during RPG ambush in Ramadi on Sunday. US troops again ambushed in Ramadi. Multiple explosions reported. RPG attack on UN office in Mosul. No casulties reported. Australian journalist dies of wounds received in June 29 grenade attack in Fallujah. US troops kill Iraqi civilians in Ramadi firefights. Tuesday, July 08, 2003 US base near Balad mortared. Two US soldiers wounded by explosive device on Baghdad airport road. US soldier wounded by anti-tank mine near Baghdad; Bradley fighting vehicle destroyed. British soldier shot by sniper in Basra. Thursday, July 10, 2003 Three mortar attacks on US troops in Ramadi. US logistics base in Balad mortared. RPG fired at US troops in Tikrit. RPG attacks in Fallujah on Wednesday: RPG fired at US installation, another impacts at City Council building. Ambushes in Tikrit and Mahmudiya. Two US soldiers killed. Friday, July 11, 2003 US patrol ambushed in Baghdad. Two civilians wounded in crossfire. Heavy fighting reported near Ramadi. Saturday, July 12, 2003 New wave of attacks on US troops anticipated. Over the last three days, American military officials said, there have been about 25 attacks a day involving American military personnel, although some were initiated by the United States. That rate is substantially higher than a week ago, though not yet as high as it was during a peak last month, the officials said. US base near Samarra mortared. Two US soldiers wounded. US troops ambushed near Fallujah. No casualties reported. Sunday, July 13, 2003 US military police attacked at Abu Ghraib prison. One soldier reported wounded. Monday, July 14, 2003 US troops ambushed in central Baghdad. One American soldier killed, six wounded. US soldier wounded in RPG attack in Baghdad suburb. US troops attacked at Baghdad checkpoint. One Iraqi policeman killed, four wounded responding to call for assistance. Al Qaeda group claims responsibility for attacks on US troops, promises more. “The group, whose name had not been heard of before, also issued a vague warning of a new attack in days to come that would ‘break the back of America completely.’ Car bomb detonated near Iraqi police station in Baghdad. One killed. The device may have been intended for a US troop target and exploded prematurely. Tuesday, July 15, 2003 CENTCOM updates report on yesterday's RPG ambush in central Baghdad. Ten soldiers, not six as originally reported, were wounded in the attack. One soldier was killed. All were assigned to the 3d Infantry Division. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 US soldier killed, two wounded in ambush. More enlightening is the reaction of the Iraqis who witnessed this incident. SAM fired at US C-130 at Baghdad Airport. US convoy ambushed between Ramadi and Habbaniyah. No US casualties, five Iraqis killed. Six US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Balad, where mortar attacks occur daily. Twenty soldiers were wounded in one recent attack. US troops ambushed near Fallujah. No US casualties reported. Pro-US Iraqi mayor and son assassinated. Friday, July 18, 2003 US soldier killed by command-detonated mine in Fallujah. Saturday, July 19, 2003 CENTCOM reports US soldier died from injuries received during small-arms and RPG attack in Baghdad. US soldier wounded when the convoy he was in was attacked with small arms fire, rocket propelled grenades and mortars near Muqdadiyah. Sunday, July 20, 2003 Two US soldiers killed in ambush near Mosul. UN convoy ambushed in Baghdad; Iraqi driver killed. Monday, July 21, 2003 US soldier and Iraqi interpreter killed in Baghdad ambush. Tuesday, July 22, 2003 CENTCOM reports one soldier killed and one wounded in convoy ambush between Balad and Ar Ramadi. Two US troops wounded in ambush in Ramadi marketplace. Wednesday, July 23, 2003 CENTCOM reports US troops disarmed four improvised explosive devices in separate incidents throught the Iraqi area of operations.. Numerous patrols confiscated weapons, ammunition, money and arrested Iraqi suspects. Troops responded to small-arms fire at the new Iraqi police station in Baghdad. CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, seven wounded by IED ambush near Mosul. CENTCOM reports one US Soldier killed, another US soldier and civilian contractor wounded by IED ambush near Ramadi. Thursday, July 24, 2003 Three US soldiers killed in ambush north of Baghdad. US troops ambushed in central Baghdad. US troops mistakenly kill two Iraqis in central Baghdad. Friday, July 25, 2003 Ambush reported in Baghdad’s Dora district. Two US soldiers wounded. Nightly ambushes continue in Ambush Alley. ``’Every night, it's knock on steel,’' said Staff Sgt. David Gonzalez, 33, master gunner for the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment.” Saturday, July 26, 2003 Three US soldiers killed, four wounded in Baqouba. Two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad. Gunfire and explosions in Baghdad overnight. Sunday, July 27, 2003 CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, two wounded in small arms, RPG and possible an improvised explosive device ambush on Highway 10 near Abu Ghuraib. CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, one wounded when their patrol was ambushed in Babil province near the village of Al Haswah. Solders were attached to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. Monday, July 28, 2003 Two US soldiers killed in grenade attack in Baghdad. Explosions and casualties reported in central Basra. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 Iraqi insurgents attack bridge repair crew. Wednesday, July 30, 2003 Three US soldiers wounded in RPG attack in Samarra. Another was wounded a separate, previously unreported RPG attack in Samarra on Tuesday. RPG attack on US tank in Fallujah. US troops in Baquaba pulled from guard duties due to “rash of attacks.” Mortar fire directed at US troops in Mosul and Baquba. US troops attacked with RPG fire in Baquba on Tuesday. Thursday, July 31, 2003 One US soldier killed, three wounded by land mine on Baghdad airport road. One US soldier killed, two wounded in attack on US command post near Baquba. CENTCOM reports attempted IED attack against US troops at Husaybah. Ambush in western Baghdad. August 2003 Friday, August 01, 2003 Pipeline sabotaged north of Baghdad. Polish troops under mortar attack near Hilla. CENTCOM reports attempted RPG ambush; no US casualties, one Iraqi insurgent wounded and captured. US convoy ambushed near Fallujah. Four insurgents wounded, six captured. Other reports indicate three US soldiers were wounded. US troops attacked in Ramadi. Saturday, August 02, 2003 One US soldier killed, three wounded in convoy ambush. US soldier killed by celebratory fire. Monday, August 4, 2003 US troops mortared at Baquba. Two US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Three US soldiers, Iraqi translator wounded in RPG attack at Baghdad police station. Iraqis storm and burn police station in Khaldiyah. One US soldier reported wounded. US soldier wounded in convoy ambush near Baquba. Tuesday, August 05, 2003 Two US soldiers, Iraqi interpreter killed by bomb in Baghdad. Three US troops wounded in RPG attack near Fallujah. CENTCOM reports Iraqi woman killed during IED attack in Baghdad. Mine on Baghdad airport road wounds Iraqi. Iraqis execute US collaborators. Wednesday, August 06, 2003 First US civilian contractor killed by IED near Tikrit. Police station in Fallujah attacked again. One US soldier reported wounded. Thursday, August 07, 2003 Two US soldiers, one wounded killed in Baghdad. RPG attack on US troops in Baghdad. Witnesses report four US soldiers wounded, one Iraqi civilian killed. Car bomb explodes at Jordanian embassy in Baghdad. Friday, August 08, 2003 US soldier killed in Baghdad. Three US soldiers wounded in two incidents near Tikrit; one by mortar fire, two others in mine ambush. US troops fire on demonstrators in Fallujah; second incident this week. Two Iraqis killed, 14 wounded. US troops kill two Iraqi arms dealers in Tikrit. Saturday, August 09, 2003 Army reveals that a second soldier was killed in Iraq during drive-by shooting. US base near Fallujah under fire. Four US soldiers wounded in ambushes in Kirkuk and Baghdad. Iraqis riot in Basra, residents angry about lack of fuel and electricity. British troops open fire after being stoned at four gas stations in Basra. Grenade thrown at British vehicle. Witnesses report three British soldiers injured. Sunday, August 10, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded by IED near Tikrit. Three US soldiers wounded by small arms and grenade fire near Baquba. More rioting in Basra. Monday, August 11, 2003 One US soldier killed, two wounded in Baquba bomb attack. Two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad grenade attack. Grenades thrown near British embassy in Baghdad Six Iraqis mistakenly killed by US troops. Riots continue in Basra. Tuesday, August 12, 2003 Three US soldiers wounded near Tikrit. US base at Ramadi racked by explosions. US convoy attacked in Baghdad. Saturday, August 16, 2003 Two US convoys attacked, several US soldiers reported wounded. US patrol ambushed near Baquba; one US vehicle destroyed, no reports of casualties. Turkish embassy in Baghdad attacked. Sunday, August 17, 2003 Two US soldiers shot, wounded in Baghdad. US troops attacked in Baquba. One US soldier wounded, one vehicle destroyed. US troops under mortar fire in Ramadi. US-appointed police chief ambushed in Mosul; four Iraqi police killed, four wounded. Baghdad water supply sabotaged. Monday, August 18, 2003 Sabotaged pipeline continues to burn near Kirkuk. Journalist shot, killed during mortar attack on Abu Ghraib prison. Water in Baghdad remains cut off due to pipeline sabotage. Use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against US troops increasing. Tuesday, August 19, 2003 US soldier killed by explosive device in Baghdad. Five US soldiers wounded by mine attack near Ramadi. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in grenade attack near Ramadi. US troops attacked near Tikrit. No US casualties reported. Friday, August 22, 2003 One soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad. One US soldier killed in convoy ambush near Ad Diwaniyah. US Marine killed near al Hilla. US civilian translator killed, two US soldiers wounded near Tikrit. Saturday, August 23, 2003 US patrol caught in crossfire between Kurds and Turkmen near Kirkuk; two Iraqis killed. Three British soldiers killed in ambush in Basra. Sunday, August 24, 2003 Attacks on US troops average 12 per day. Bomb explodes at Shi’ite mosque in Najaf; three Iraqis killed. Attempted bombing of Baghdad bridge. Ethnic fighting continues in Kirkuk. Tuesday, August 26, 2003 Polish troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Thursday, August 28, 2003 One British soldier killed, one wounded 120km north of Basra. Two US soldiers killed, three wounded in ambushes in Baghdad and Fallujah. Four US soldiers wounded in second ambush in Fallujah. Iraqi civilians at the scene cheered and shouted, “Down with Bush” and “We will protect you, Saddam.” Five US soldiers wounded in mortar attack at Baghdad airport. Four US soldiers wounded in ambush on Balad-Kirkuk MSR. Friday, August 29, 2003 US soldier killed, three wounded in RPG ambush near Baquba. US troops wounded in bombing in Ramadi. US troops under RPG fire near Fallujah; two US soldiers wounded. Explosion reported near British HQ in Basra. Bulgarian troops under RPG fire in Karbala. Another explosion reported on Iraq-Turkey pipeline. At least 75 dead in Najaf car bombing, including leading Shi’ite clergyman. Saturday, August 30, 2003 Attempted assassination of US-appointed police chief near Tikrit. Another pipeline in flames near Tikrit. Sunday, August 31, 2003 Iraqi anger against Americans continues to build. Another pipeline blows. September 2003 Monday, September 01, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded after ambush near Kirkuk. Tuesday, September 02, 2003 Car bomb destroys main police station in central Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in Baghdad mine ambush. Two US soldiers wounded in Fallujah mine ambush. A total of fourteen more US soldiers were wounded in six separate attacks over the weekend, which the miserable, limp-dick, incompetent, lickspittle toadies in the American media failed to bother reporting. Grenade thrown at home of US-appointed Iraqi police general in Baghdad. RPG attack on US troops in Baghdad. Shootout in Najaf. Shi’ite Badr Brigade attacks home of Hussein loyalists. Wednesday, September 03, 2003 Casualties reach ten US soldiers wounded in action every day. “The number of those wounded in action, which totals 1,124 since the war began in March, has grown so large, and attacks have become so commonplace, that U.S. Central Command usually issues news releases listing injuries only when the attacks kill one or more troops… The result is that many injuries go unreported…Fifty-five Americans were wounded in action last week alone” US troops under mortar fire near Tikrit. Four US troops wounded by IED near Tikrit. Thursday, September 04, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded by Iraqi suicide bomber in Ramadi. After US troops repelled an attack at a US base near Tikrit yesterday, the attackers returned this morning and fired an RPG at the base. No US casualties reported in either incident. US convoy ambushed in central Fallujah. US troops kill three Iraqi insurgents planting roadside explosives near Baquba. Friday, September 05, 2003 Halliburton employee shot dead in Baghdad. Briton killed in ambush near Mosul. US troops ambushed in Ramadi and Fallujah. Two American soldiers wounded by RPG fire in Ramadi. Gunmen attack Baghdad mosque during Friday prayers. Three Iraqis wounded. Sunday, September 07, 2003 Mortar fire near Tikrit. Seven US soldiers wounded in separate attacks near Mosul, Kayarah, Tikrit and Muqdadiyah. Attempted pipeline sabotage reported near Kayarah. SAMs fired at US C-141 at Baghdad airport. Monday, September 08, 2003 At least two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad ambush. Tuesday, September 09, 2003 Three US soldiers wounded by mine ambush near Fallujah. One US soldier seriously wounded during mortar attack in Balad. Pipeline sabotaged; oil deliveries halted. Wednesday, September 10, 2003 Six US DoD civilians wounded in Arbil car bombing. This attack was directed against a DIA safe house indicating that the intelligence war is going very badly. US soldier killed while defusing bomb in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Fourteen US soldiers wounded in past 24 hours. Six US soldiers wounded in Fallujah, Balad, and Baghdad. Thursday, September 11, 2003 Firefight in Fallujah; two US soldiers wounded in Mosul, one US soldier wounded in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Attacks against US troops increasing. “US commanders also reported a fresh spate of violence, with 22 attacks on US soldiers in a 24-hour period on Tuesday and Wednesday, sharply up on the daily average of 13 to 15.” Saturday, September 13, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, seven wounded in raid in Ramadi. Two others wounded in Ramadi in mine ambush unconnected with CJTF-7 raid. US troops in firefight with Iraqi guerillas (not police) in Fallujah. Three US soldiers wounded in Baghdad mine ambush. Firefight reported in central Baghdad. Four US soldiers wounded in ambushes near Khaldiya and Mosul. US troops under mortar, RPG fire near Kirkuk. Sunday, September 14, 2003 One US soldier killed, three wounded by mine ambush in Fallujah. Three US soldiers wounded in RPG attack in Mosul. US troops under fire in Tikrit. US troops under mortar fire near Mahmudiyah. Two more Iraqi policemen die of wounds, Iraqis promise revenge. Monday, September 15, 2003 US soldier killed in Baghdad RPG attack. Tuesday, September 16, 2003 US-appointed Iraqi police chief killed in al-Khaldiya ambush. Four Mississippi Guardsmen wounded in Iraq. Thursday, September 18, 2003 Eight US soldiers reported killed in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Three US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush south of Baghdad. In four separate incidents near Mosul, a US convoy was ambushed, two Iraqi were policemen murdered, an RPG attack on US troop quarters, and attempted assassination of US troops at a restaurant. Three US soldiers wounded in separate incidents near Fallujah and Mosul. Albanian soldier killed in grenade attack in Mosul. Friday, September 19, 2003 US cannot confirm reports of “heavy casualties” in yesterday's ambush near Khaldiyah. Two US soldiers wounded in ambush near Ramadi. Three US troops killed, two wounded near Tikrit. Fighting continued from 8:00pm (local) until daybreak. “In what the commander of the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade called a ‘coordinated attack,’ Saddam loyalists armed with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and assault rifles attacked two operating bases on the western bank of the Tigris River and ambushed a patrol on its east side.” Mortar rounds fired at US bases in Samarra, and Baghdad airport. US troops accidentally kill translator for Italian official. Saturday, September 20, 2003 Member of Governing Council shot in Baghdad ambush. Explosions, small arms fire in Fallujah as US troops begin security operation. Roadside bomb detonates prematurely in Baghdad. Sunday, September 21, 2003 Three US soldiers wounded in two separate RPG ambushes in Mosul. One US soldier killed in ambush near Ramadi. Two US soldiers killed, thirteen wounded in mortar attack at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. Monday, September 22, 2003 Second car bombing of UN mission in Baghdad. At least one dead. Tuesday, September 23, 2003 US troops attacked while conducting raids near Fallujah. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 US troops guarding oil pumping station attacked near Balad. More fighting reported near Tikrit. At least one US soldier and three Iraqi police officers wounded in Baghdad shooting. Baghdad bombing targets US military convoy; 2 Iraqis killed, 20 wounded. US troops attacked near Fallujah. Three US soldiers wounded in Baghdad. Fighting near Baquba results in two Iraqis killed, one wounded. Wounded American soldiers are no longer considered newsworthy by the US national press. “The number of casualties maintained by Central Command are only released when requested and are often forgotten by a public focused on the rising number of dead.” US media ignores Iraqi casualties, too. US expresses “regret” for three civilians killed by tank fire in Fallujah. Bomb explodes in Mosul theater. Thursday, September 25, 2003 Bomb explodes at Baghdad hotel housing NBC media. Civilian guard killed. Four US troops wounded in Mosul ambush. Second bombing ambush in Mosul wounds three more US soldiers. Saturday, September 27, 2003 Mortar round fired at US troop position kills seven Iraqis in Baquba. Rocket attack on Baghdad hotel housing senior US personnel. US soldier dies in Tikrit fire. One US soldier killed, two wounded in Kirkuk RPG attack. US military spokesman reports “three to five attacks” on US troops in 101st Airborne sector every day. US calls up more reserves for Bush’s War. Monday, September 29, 2003 Four US soldiers wounded in two separate bomb attacks near Iskandariya and Taji. US convoy attacked in Fallujah, Polish troops shoot attacker at al-Hilla. Indian and South African media report US convoy attacked between Khaldiyah and Ramadi. Witnesses report several US soldiers killed. Xinhua reports same story with mention of “heavy casualties” in firefights that lasted “several hours.” US media reports story without reference to casualties, although this version also reports that a Baghdad video store selling Saddam Hussein atrocity flicks got blown up. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 One US soldier killed, one wounded in bomb ambush at Habbaniyah, near Fallujah. Shi’ite cleric working on Iraqi constitution ambushed by gunmen in Baghdad; bodyguard killed. Demonstrators in Kirkuk stone US soldiers. Troops reportedly opened fire killing man and child. US position in Hawija, near Kirkirk, under mortar fire. Reports continue of multiple, coordinated ambushes near Khalidyah yesterday. US confirms two American soldiers wounded. Witnesses report as many as six American casualties. Firefight near Balad. American troops recover M16 rifles belonging to two US soldiers captured and later killed near Baghdad in June. US soldier wounded by grenade in Baghdad. Six US soldiers confirmed wounded in yesterday’s convoy ambush near Fallujah. Heavy fighting reported near Tikrit. Pipeline sabotage. October 2003 Wednesday, October 01, 2003 US troops at Abu Ghraib Prison near Baghdad under mortar fire. Two soldiers killed while responding. US military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel George Krivo reported on September 30 that in the past 24 hours there were “20 attacks on US troops that left one dead and a dozen wounded.” Thursday, October 02, 2003 One US soldier killed, three wounded in bomb ambush near Tikrit. US patrol ambushed in Fallujah. US convoy attacked at Amiriyah, near Fallujah. Witnesses report one US soldier killed, one wounded. US soldier killed in RPG ambush near Samarra. One US soldier killed, one wounded in Baghdad patrol ambush. US soldiers stoned during protests at Baghdad mosque. Hungarian troops under mortar fore near Hilla. Friday, October 03, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded by suicide bomber in Kirkuk. Multiple RPG and mortar attacks reported elsewhere in the city. Iraqi translator working for US Army assassinated in Khaldiyah. Grenade thrown at US vehicles near Baghdad hotel, bomb explodes in Tikrit traffic circle. Saturday, October 04, 2003 One US soldier killed, one wounded during RPG ambush in southeast Baghdad. US soldiers open fire after being stoned by demonstrators in Baghdad. Two US soldiers injured, one Iraqi reported killed. Three attacks reported against Iraqi police in Kirkuk. Sunday, October 05, 2003 Former Iraqi soldiers riot in Basra and Hilla. Monday, October 06, 2003 RPGs fired at Bulgarian troops in Karbala. US troops in “big firefight” with Iraqi citizens in Baiji. Police flee, police station burned. Apparently there has been serious fighting in Baiji, a major oil center between Baghdad and Mosul, since Saturday afternoon: “…the other witnesses interviewed by The Associated Press estimated between 1,000 and 2,000 young and very well-armed men engaged the police and the U.S. soldiers.” Tuesday, October 07, 2003 Two US soldiers and Iraqi interpreter killed, two US soldiers wounded in roadside bombing near al-Haswah. One US soldier killed, one wounded in bombing near Baghdad. Three US soldiers wounded in roadside bombing near Tikrit. Blast and gunfire reported at Iraqi Foreign ministry in Baghdad. Blast reportedly caused by mortar fire. Weekend clashes reported in Kirkuk between US troops and former Iraqi soldiers. US soldiers open fire, killing two Iraqis. Twenty Iraqis reported injured during weekend riots in Beiji. "Large portions" of Baghdad reported "in turmoil" today. Former Iraqi soldiers continue protests in Baghdad. Mortar attack against Shi’ite group in Kirkuk. Iraqi protesters confront US troops at Baghdad mosque. Wednesday, October 08, 2003 One US soldier wounded in convoy ambush near Tikrit. No casualties reported in another ambush near Fallujah. Homemade bomb explodes near US checkpoint in Baghdad. British base near Basra attacked. Iraqis demand release of detained cleric. Iraqi guerrillas threaten to abduct US troops. Thursday, October 09, 2003 US soldier killed in convoy ambush near Baquba. Suicide bomber kills eight at Sadr City police station. Spanish military attaché assassinated in Baghdad. Four US soldiers wounded by grenade in Baghdad. Friday, October 10, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, four wounded in Sadr City ambush. US soldier wounded in RPG attack in Baghdad. US convoy ambushed near Fallujah. One US soldier wounded in convoy ambush near Tikrit; one Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded in RPG ambush near Kirkuk. Four Iraqi policeman wounded in attack near Baquba; two Iraqi policeman killed in attack in Erbil. US soldier wounded by bomb ambush near Balad. Anti-US fervor surges in Baghdad. Sunday, October 12, 2003 Car bomb explodes outside hotel reportedly used as CIA headquarters in central Baghdad. Reuters reports at least ten killed. Three US soldiers wounded in bomb ambush near Tikrit. Grenade attack kills Iraqi policeman and wounds six others at police checkpoint near Karbala. US troops under mortar fire near Tikrit. Roadside bomb kills two Iraqi oil workers, wounds four near Kirkuk. Anti-American cleric proclaims alternate Iraqi government. Bomb explodes near Iraqi cleric's convoy in Baghdad; four Iraqis wounded. Anti-US resistance increasing, becoming organized in Kirkuk sector. US troops accused of punishing Iraqis by bulldozing crops and orchards. Monday, October 13, 2003 One US soldier killed, one wounded by anti-tank mine near Baiji. Bomb ambush near Tikrit wounds US soldier. US troops in firefight near Baquba. One Iraqi policeman wounded. Four British soldiers wounded in two attacks near Basra. IGC Oil Minister escapes assassination attempt in Baghdad. Iraqi provincial governor escapes assassination attempt near Baquba; two Iraqi policemen wounded. Three US soldiers wounded in yesterday’s car bombings in Baghdad. Iraqi Shi’ite group promises to kill foreign peacekeepers. Tuesday, October 14, 2003 Car bomb explodes at Turkish embassy in Baghdad. Hospitals report 10 wounded. One US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Jalawla. One US soldier killed, two wounded in RPG ambush near Tikrit. CNN reports a total of three US soldiers killed, 13 wounded in action during the past 24 hours. Wednesday, October 15, 2003 US troops in firefight at Syrian border. Three US soldiers wounded in ambush near Shumayt. Iraqis riot over fuel in Safwan. Kuwaitis close border. US troops in firefight in 4th Infantry sector. US increases security in Baghdad after receiving “specific threats.” Disorders continue in Karbala. Thursday, October 16, 2003 Mortar shells impact near CPA headquarters in downtown Baghdad. US convoy ambushed near Baquba. Bomb explodes outside Kirkuk police station; one Iraqi police officer wounded. Explosions and firefight reported in Baghdad. Attempted bridge bombing near Kirkuk. Roadside bomb targeting US troops kills 4-year old Iraqi girl in Tikrit. US convoy under fire near Mosul. Four US soldiers wounded in Baghdad on Tuesday. Iraqi doctor assassinated in Basra. Explosion at oil pipeline near Hadeetha. Iraqi police evict Sadr supporters from municipal building in Sadr City. Friday, October 17, 2003 Three US soldiers killed, seven wounded in Karbala. US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad. Three US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Fallujah. Car bomb explodes near US base in Kirkuk. Four Jordanians killed at US checkpoint in Baghdad. Attempted car bombing in Irbil. Saturday, October 18, 2003 Five US soldiers wounded by bomb ambush in Mosul. US troops ambushed in Fallujah. Sunday, October 19, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in RPG attack near Tikrit. US convoy ambushed near Kirkuk. Two US soldiers reported killed. US convoy attacked near Fallujah; witnesses report US casualties. “The bomb was placed beside a concrete plinth bearing the words, ‘Welcome to Fallujah,’ at the eastern entrance to the city.” Two Iraqis killed, 15 wounded by bomb near Baghdad. “Resistance forces have mounted an average of 22 attacks a day on the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq in recent weeks, mostly in the so-called ''Sunni Triangle,'' a Sunni Muslim-dominated area stretching from the west of Baghdad to the north.” US troops under mortar fire near Samarra. US troops attacked with small arms fire and grenades near Hawija; US troops in firefight near Beiji. Monday, October 20, 2003 The US Army reported 43 separate attacks on Americans across Iraq on Sunday. One US soldier killed, five wounded during patrol ambush in Fallujah. Attempted assassination of US appointed governor thwarted in Baquba. Explosions reported overnight at US base in Fallujah. US troops recovering wreckage from yesterday’s ambush under RPG fire. US convoy under RPG fire near Khaldiyah. Tuesday, October 21, 2003 US troops ambushed in Fallujah. Thursday, October 23, 2003 Two Iraqi Civil Defense soldiers killed in pipeline attack near Quayarrah. Bring 'em on Three US soldiers wounded in bomb attack in Habbinayah. US compound in central Mosul attacked. US soldier wounded in convoy attack near Mosul. Two car bombs discovered in Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded by bomb attack in Baghdad. Four US soldiers wounded in Fallujah. Attacks on US troops are increasing. "Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez told reporters in Baghdad Wednesday that U.S. troops have come under attack as many as 35 times a day in the past three weeks." Anti-US demonstration in Baghdad. Friday, October 24, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, four wounded in mortar attack near Samarra. US soldier killed in ambush near Mosul. One Iraqi civilian killed, two wounded in mortar attack on Baghdad power plant. "Several" US soldiers wounded in bomb attack near Fallujah. US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Baquba. Thirteen US soldiers wounded in mortar near Baquba. Two US soldiers wounded in bomb attack near Baquba. Saturday, October 25, 2003 US Army helicopter shot down by ground fire near Tikrit. One injured. Mortar and bomb attacks against US troops reported in Kirkuk. Iraqi police attacked in Mosul. Two children killed, three other civilians and one policeman wounded. Three US soldiers wounded in Baghdad bomb ambush. US patrol ambushed in Baghdad. Three Iraqi family members accidentally crushed by armored vehicle. Iraqi police chief assassinated in Amarah. Bomb discovered in Baghdad press building. Kurdish martial arts team attacked by small arms fire in Kirkuk. Demonstrators stone Iraqi police in Fallujah. Baghdad’s unreported attacks. Mortar attacks against US troops increasing. Sunday, October 26, 2003 Five US soldiers wounded in coordinated bomb and RPG ambush in Khaldiyah. Two US soldiers wounded by bomb ambush in central Baquba. Four US soldiers wounded in RPG attack six kilometers southwest of Baquba. Multiple rockets strike al-Rasheed hotel in central Baghdad. “Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who appeared shaken as he spoke to reporters after the 6:10 a.m. attack, said he had unconfirmed reports that there may be one American dead. The U.S. military command spoke of an ‘unknown number of casualties.’” Reuters reports 15 wounded. Other reports say one US soldier killed, 15 people wounded, including four US soldiers. Convoy of British contractors shot up near Fallujah. CENTCOM denies the survivor’s account that US troops were responsible. Monday, October 27, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded in firefight near Fallujah. Two US soldiers wounded in bomb ambush near Balad. US soldier killed, two wounded in mortar attack at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. US troops reportedly open fire after bomb ambush in Fallujah. Four Iraqis killed. Mortar rounds fired into US administration compound in central Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in bomb ambush in Baghdad. Suicide bomber kills 18 at Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad. Ten wounded, including seven Iraqi policemen, in bombing at western Baghdad police station. Suicide bomber wounds seven at Al-Shab poilce station in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed, ten US soldiers wounded in bombing at Al-Elam police station in Baghdad's Khark district. Al-Sayidah police station in Baghdad struck by car bomb. Tuesday, October 28, 2003 Deputy mayor of Baghdad assassinated in drive-by shooting. Two bomb ambushes reported in Basra. One coalition soldier and two civilians killed. Suicide bomber kills six at electric station in central Fallujah. Three US and Polish soldiers killed in Karbala ambush. Thai troops warned to remain in barracks. Four US soldiers wounded in separate convoy and patrol ambushes near Mosul. Two US soldier’s were killed in yesterday’s firefight in Fallujah. Iraqi gunmen captured firing at Polish aircraft in Karbala. Anger flows on Baghdad streets. Wednesday, October 29, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in bomb ambush near Balad. Seven Ukrainian soldiers wounded in ambush near As Suwayrah. Mortar attack on Baghdad bridge, RPGs fired at Baghdad University building. Police station in Mosul under RPG attack. Three civilians killed. Central Baghdad mortared. US soldier killed, six wounded in Baghdad RPG ambush. Katyusha rockets fired at US position near Kirkuk. Iraqi newspaper editor assassinated in Mosul. Two attacks on US troops reported near Samarra. Five US soldiers wounded in mine attack. Thursday, October 30, 2003 Bomb attack against a freight train reported near Fallujah. US military vehicle bombed in Baghdad. Office of Iraq's interim foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari was destroyed in an explosives attack two weeks ago. US soldier wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul. US casualties in Iraq not fully reported. UN withdraws staff from Iraq due to lack of security. Friday, October 31, 2003 Grenade attack in Baghdad wounds two US soldiers. Troops clash with demonstrators in Baghdad. Two more US soldiers wounded, one Iraqi policeman killed, three Iraqi civilians wounded. Clashes in Baghdad escalate into urban firefight. Bomb causes fire in Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed. Grenade attack on Iraqi police station in Baghdad's Green Zone. Polish army convoy mortared near Karbala. Mayor's office attacked in Fallujah. One Iraqi reported killed. Mayor's office attacked in Mosul, US base shelled. Two Iraqi civilians killed by land mine near Baquba. November 2003 Saturday, November 01, 2003 One US soldier killed, four wounded in bomb ambush near Khaldiyah. Two US soldiers killed by land mine near Mosul. Four Iraqi policemen wounded in two ambushes near Mosul. Three US soldiers wounded in Mosul grenade attack. Oil pipeline ablaze near Tikrit. Radicals answer the call for jihad against the US in Iraq. Anti-US fever spreads in Iraq. Sunni clerics caution Iraqis against collaborating with Americans. Thai soldiers limit activity due to poor security. Sunday, November 02, 2003 US helicopter shot down near Baghdad. Fifteen US soldiers killed, 20 wounded. US soldier killed in bomb ambush in Baghdad. Approximately 33 attacks on US troops every day in Iraq. US convoy attacked near Heet. Fighting continues in Baghdad suburbs. US and Iraqi casualties reported. US convoy attacked by roadside bomb near Fallujah. Four US soldiers reported killed. October bloodiest month since Bush declared an end to major combat operations. Assassinations surge in Iraq. Monday, November 03, 2003 Roadside bomb ambush kills two US contractors near Fallujah. Mortar fire near US positions, Iraqi police station in Kirkuk. Firefight in Fallujah. 11-year old Iraqi boy killed. Roadside bomb targeted US convoy near Baquba. Two Iraqis wounded. Bomb discovered at mosque in Tikrit. Assassination attempt in Baghdad against deputy governor of Baquba province. One Iraqi killed and 15 wounded. Fighting continued for a third day in Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib. More unconfirmed reports of US and Iraqi casualties. Two US patrols ambushed near Balad and Tarmiya. One US soldier wounded. US Army tank reportedly crushed Iraqi child during Friday’s fighting in Abu Ghraib. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Samarra. Pipeline and power line sabotage continues. Tuesday, November 04, 2003 "Huge explosions" reported near US compound in central Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in bomb ambush near Baghdad. US Army convoy attacked by RPG fire near Samarra. Mortar attacks on US positions in Baghdad. Bomb in Karbala kills three civilians. One US soldier killed, one wounded by land mine near Tikrit. US-appointed neighborhood councilman assassinated in Baghdad. Iraqi judge assassinated in Najaf. Judge assassinated in Mosul. Iraqi police station in Mosul attacked by RPG fire. US patrol attacked with RPG fire near Khaldiyah. US patrol under small arms fire near Uja. Spain withdraws embassy staff from Baghdad due to deteriorating security. Wednesday, November 05, 2003 British Marine killed in southern Iraq. RPG attack against US troops in Mosul. Yesterday’s mortar attacks in Baghdad wounded four. No information regarding nationality of the victims was released. US troops mortared in Baquba. Bulgarian troops shelled in Karbala. Thursday, November 06, 2003 US soldier killed, two wounded in RPG ambush near Mahmudiyah. Polish soldier killed in ambush near Karbala. US soldier killed by land mine near Syrian border. Three US convoys attacked with RPG fire and roadside bombs near Mosul. Three Iraqis killed and five US soldiers wounded. Iraqi judge assassinated in Kirkuk. More explosions reported in central Baghdad. Iraqi police station mortared in Baquba. Friday, November 07, 2003 Insurgents shoot down US Amry helicpoter near Tikrit. Six US soldiers killed. One US soldier killed, six wounded in convoy ambush near Mosul. Three US soldiers wounded in roadside bomb ambush in central Mosul. Mortar attack on Baghdad police station kills Iraqi woman. Baghdad Airport reported "under siege." "Insurgents in Iraq appear to have intensified efforts to shoot down an aircraft flying in or out of Baghdad airport. At least 30 attempts have been made since July. Three of those were last week alone, including one against an airplane owned by air-freight company DHL and another against a Russian charter plane, coalition officials say." Saturday, November 08, 2003 Police station mortared in Mosul. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in bomb ambush between Ramadi and Fallujah. CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul on November 6th. Oil pipeline bombed near Kirkuk. Kurdish – Turkmen hostility escalates in Kirkuk. Red Cross closes Baghdad and Basra offices due to deteriorating security. Sunday, November 09, 2003 US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. US contractor missing since October 9. British convoy ambushed in Basra by roadside bomb. US soldiers ambushed in Mosul; several US soldiers reported wounded, residents burn US vehicle. US compound in Baghdad mortared again. Demonstrations of force provoke resentment and resistance. Monday, November 10, 2003 US soldier killed in RPG ambush near Iskandariya. US troops under small arms fire in Baghdad. Mortar attack in Baghdad. US troops mortared in Mosul. Three US soldiers wounded in patrol ambush near Fallujah. US headquarters in central Mosul again attacked with small arms fire. US troops fighting Kurdish PKK guerrillas in northern Iraq. US soldier shoots and kills head of the district's U.S.-appointed municipal council during "altercations" in Sadr City. Iraqis demonstrate against US in Sadr City. Tuesday, November 11, 2003 Attacks against US troops have escalated to 30 per day. Baghdad civil court bombed. Six wounded, including two Iraqi policemen. Three US soldiers wounded in roadside bomb attack near Mosul. More explosions reported in central Baghdad. Four Iraqi civilians killed by roadside bomb in Basra. Iraqi oil executive ambushed in Mosul. British security consultant wounded in ambush. Oil facility sabotage expected in Iraq and now Saudi Arabia. Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Twenty Italian soldiers and civilians killed in truck bombing in Nasiriyah. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb on patrol near Tajii. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. Explosions again reported in Baghdad. US military operation reported in progress. 21,000 reported killed in Iraq since beginning of Bush's War. US troops accidentally kill five Iraqi civilians near Fallujah. CIA says Iraq security posture will deteriorate across the entire country. US troops mistakenly fire on car carrying a member of the IGC. Thursday, November 13, 2003 One US soldier killed, one wounded in bomb ambush in Baghdad. US troops attacked in Fallujah. Six Iraqi attackers killed, four wounded. Ukrainian troops wounded in convoy ambush near al-Aziziyah. US troops seize explosive-packed ambulances at checkpoint in Baghdad. Iraqi police fire on demonstrators in Samawah. US troops under RPG fire in Mosul; Iraqi guard killed. US troops conduct counter-insurgency operations in Baghdad. US troops conduct counter-insurgency raids near Mosul. More explosions reported in Baghdad. Friday, November 14, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, three wounded in bomb attack near Samarra. US contractor killed in convoy ambush near Balad. Portugese journalists attacked near Basra. One wounded, one kidnapped. Three US troops wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul. Two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad bomb ambush. Four US soldiers and Iraqi policeman wounded in three separate ambushes near Kirkuk. Three US soldiers wounded by bomb ambush in Fallujah. US in Iraq casualties exceed total US Vietnam casualties from 1962 - 1964. Saturday, November 15, 2003 One US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad bomb ambush. Total casualties from Bush’s War exceed 9,200. US forces Iraqi translator killed in Mosul ambush. Witnesses report US casualties in second Baghdad bombing. Large explosion, smoke plumes reported near Bremer’s compound in central Baghdad. Twelve US soldiers killed, 9 wounded after helicopters collide during RPG attack in Mosul. According to this report, the US helicopters were responding to assist a US infantry patrol that had been ambushed in a residential section of Mosul when one was struck by an RPG. Train derailed by explosion near Samarra. Cleric warns US military operations will “make things worse.” Walter Reed Hospital: The wounded “just keep coming.” Sunday, November 16, 2003 Three US soldiers wounded in ambush near Mosul. Three Iraqi policemen wounded in Katyusha attack on police post in Kirkuk. Seventeen soldiers killed, five wounded, one missing in yesterday’s battle in Mosul. “Great deal of hostility” toward US troops in Mosul. Monday, November 17, 2003 Bomb in Kirkuk wounds Iraqi civilian. Insurgents mortar central Baghdad. US troops conduct counter-insurgency raids in Baghdad. US troops conduct counter-insurgency operations near Tikrit. US troops conduct counter-insurgency operations near Kirkuk. Oil pipeline bombed near Baiji. US raids antagonize Iraqi civilians. Tuesday, November 18, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded in bomb ambush in Mosul. One US soldier killed, two wounded in RPG ambush near Balad. US soldier killed in bomb ambush near Balad. RPG attacks reported on two oil pipelines near Kirkuk. Surface-to-air missiles fired at US C-130 transport aircraft at Baghdad International Airport. Gunfire reported near Japanese embassy in Baghdad. US contractor killed by land mine near Tikrit. Major power disruptions continue in Baghdad. US troops accidentally kill three Iraqi civilians at Baghdad gun market. US troops begin to destroy homes of suspected insurgents. Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Major counter-insurgency operations continue across Iraq. US conducts tactical air strikes in central Baghdad. Iraqi official assassinated in Diwaniyah. Two Iraqi policemen and Iraqi translator wounded in attack on police station in Mosul. Australians working for CPA evacuated from Iraq after threats. Thursday, November 20, 2003 Car bomb at pro-US political office in Kirkuk kills five, wounds 30. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Ramadi. Insurgents attack convoy near Samarra. Ten insurgents killed in firefight. Iraqi policeman killed in attack on Jordanian embassy in Baghdad. Pro-US politician assassinated in Basra. Three US soldiers wounded in roadside bomb attack in central Baghdad. Car bomb attack on home of US-appointed councilman in Ramadi kills two. Roadside bomb wounds guard near Basra. "Four or five incendiary devices are detonated near coalition forces in the Basra area every week, but yesterday's incident was the first for two weeks in which anyone was wounded." US positions near Khaldiyah attacked with RPG and mortar fire. Two children killed in classroom explosion in Karbala. Friday, November 21, 2003 Multiple rocket attacks at Oil Ministry, Palestine Hotel and Sheraton Hotel in central Baghdad. Another rocket launcher discovered near Italian embassy in Baghdad. US troops continue Operation Iron Hammer. Thai military base near Karbala mortared. US troops shoot Hungarian contractor at checkpoint. Oil facility sabotage continues. Saturday, November 22, 2003 Five soldiers wounded in missile attack in Baghdad on Thursday. CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed by roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. Car bomb kills six Iraqi policemen in town north of Baghdad. Car bomb kills 15 – 25 at Iraqi police station in central Baquba. Insurgents strike civilian cargo aircraft with SA-7 missile at Baghdad International Airport. Kuwaiti sportscaster killed near Basra; Fedayeen target Kuwait. Iraqi mosque mortared in Baghdad. Anti-US attacks increase in Mosul. Instability in Nasiriyah causes foreign journalists to abandon city. Sunday, November 23, 2003 Two US soldiers killed in central Mosul. One US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Baquba. Two US soldiers wounded in bomb ambush near Baquba. Iraqi police colonel assassinated in Mosul. Four American, three Iraqi KBR employees wounded in rocket attack on oil installation near Kirkuk. Iraqi police chief assassinated in Latifiyah. Baghdad International Airport closed to commercial traffic. Schools may be open in Baghdad but parents fear to allow their children out. Monday, November 24, 2003 US convoy attacked by RPG fire in central Baghdad. One US soldier wounded in bomb ambush in Mosul. RPGs fired at offices of Care Australia in Baghdad. US officials warn of more anti-US attacks in Iraq. Lawlessness increases in Baghdad. PUK says coalition troops raided its office in Mosul. Tuesday, November 25, 2003 CENTCOM reports US troops engaged insurgents planting roadside bomb near Fallujah. Three Iraqi insurgents killed. CENTCOM reports Iraqi insurgents attempted to bomb train near Iskandariyah. Bomb at Kirkuk hotel used by US contractors wounds two Iraqi policemen. One US soldier wounded during raid in Ramadi. Three Iraqi insurgents killed. Explosion reported at offices of British mine clearance agency in Arbil. Two Bulgarian checkpoints attacked with small arms fire near Karbala. Insurgency spreading to northern Iraq. US troops withdraw from Kirkuk municipal and provincial police stations. Insurgent attacks against Americans decrease while insurgent attacks against Iraqis escalate. Violence continues in Baghdad. Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Insurgents give Jack Straw the Wolfowitz Welcome in Baghdad. US troops mortared in Tikrit. Central Baghdad mortared again. Oil pipeline ablaze near Beiji. Two Iraqi police wounded in RPG attack in Baghdad. Thursday, November 27, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Baghdad. Insurgents fire RPG at Italian embassy in Baghdad. US troops ambushed near Abu Ghraib. Two US soldiers wounded, five insurgents killed in two attacks on US troops in Mosul. Police sergeant assassinated in Mosul. Iraqi general dies during US interrogation. Iraqi police reported as supporting insurgency. US takes Iraqi family members as hostages. Friday, November 28, 2003 One US soldier killed in mortar attack near Mosul. US soldier killed in Ramadi. Total US casualies from Bush's War approach 10,000. "Military officials deny they are fudging the numbers. But the latest figures show that 9,675 U.S. troops have been killed, wounded, injured such as in accidents, or become sick enough to require airlifting out of Iraq." Pipeline attacks occur weekly. US troops kill two Iraqi civilians near Baquba. Saturday, November 29, 2003 One US soldier wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Samarra. Explosion in Baghdad damages highway bridge. Spanish intelligence team ambushed near Najaf. Witnesses report four killed, two captured. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb north of Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded by land mine near Syrian border. Sunday, November 30, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in ambush near Husaybah. Two Japanese diplomats killed in ambush near Tikrit. Two South Korean workers killed, two wounded in ambush near Tikrit. Colombian civilian contractor killed, two wounded in ambush near Balad. Deaths of Japanese diplomats may delay troop deployments. Japan warns citizens to leave Iraq. Update: Seven Spanish intelligence officers were killed, one wounded in yesterday's ambush. Thai troops expect more insurgent attacks near Karbala. December 2003 Monday, December 01, 2003 Major firefight in Samarra kills 54 Iraqis, wounds five US soldiers. Three Iraqi insurgents killed while planting roadside bomb near Kirkuk. Iraqi Arab politician kidnapped in Kirkuk. One US soldier killed in ambush near Habbaniyah. Insurgents place bounty on British police chief in Basra. Life in Bremer's CPA compound. "They rarely travel outside the safety zones without an armed escort, or must sneak away at the dead of night in contravention of strict rules on personal safety." Tuesday, December 02, 2003 More ambushes reported near Samarra. One US soldier killed. Turkish oil truck bombed in Arbil. US troops launch raid in Kirkuk. Conflicting accounts of yesterday’s firefight in Samarra. Iraqi insurgency has central command and control, and can field 8 – 12 company-sized units in the area Baghdad. A combat officer's perspective. "As one would expect from using our overwhelming firepower, much of Samarra is fairly well shot up. The tanks and brads rolled over parked cars and fired up buildings where we believed the enemy was. This must be expected considering the field of vision is limited in an armored vehicle and while the crews are protected, they also will use recon by fire to suppress the enemy. Not all the people in this town were hostile, but we did see many people firing from rooftops or alleys that looked like average civilians, not the Feddayeen reported in the press. I even saw Iraqi people throwing stones at us, I told my soldiers to hold their fire unless they could indentfy a real weapon, but I still can't understand why somebody would throw a stone at a tank, in the middle of a firefight." Analysis: Insurgency spreads north. Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Six Iraqis wounded as several villages put up resistance to US raids. Missile fired at US C-130 at Baghdad airport last week. Convoy of civilian contractors ambushed near Samarra. Two wounded. Honduran soldiers mortared near Najaf. Friday, December 05, 2003 US soldier killed in roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. US Army convoy ambushed in Mishada; witnesses report causalites. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in RPG attack on Ramadi police station. Saturday, December 06, 2003 Iraqi policeman killed in Samarra. US troops under small arms fire in central Mosul. Iraqi policeman killed in Mosul. CENTCOM reports over the past seven days, "there have been an average of 19 engagements daily against coalition military and an average of two attacks per day against Iraqi security forces and Iraqi civilians.” US logistics convoy attacked with automatic weapons near Samarra. Two civilian drivers wounded. Roadside bomb in Baghdad wounded one US soldier. Dominican soldiers mortared near Diwaniyah. Coalition foot patrol under fire in the Al-Majar al-Kabir yesterday. Iraqi Governing Council proposes forming separate militias into a unified security force. US troops raid 2,400 apartments in Baghdad. "A farmer from the city of Baquba, 60 km north of Baghdad, said US troops had burned large areas of citrus orchards in the city, which were suspected to be guerilla hideouts." Sunday, December 07, 2003 One US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul. Two Iraqi insurgents die attempting to mortar US positions in Baghdad. Iraqi CDC member killed in rocket attack north of Baghdad. Insurgent bomb kills Iraqi child near Baghdad. Insurgent bomb derails freight train near Samarra. Army faces massive shortage of Military Police soldiers. Field soldiers say Bremer's poorly administered reconstruction funds are being used to finance attacks against US troops. Monday, December 08, 2003 US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Duluiyah. Sabotage continues with attacks on oil and electrical infrastructure. One US soldier killed wounded in drive-by shooting in Mosul. Iraqi police sapper killed in bomb explosion in Baquba. Sunni clerics warn that CPA plans to deploy Kurdish and Shi'a militia will cause civil war in Iraq. Remaining South Korean electrical contractors leave Iraq. Bangladesh evacuates diplomats from Iraq. Tuesday, December 09, 2003 Forty-one US soldiers wounded in suicide bombing near Tal Afar. Three Iraqis killed in rocket attack on Sunni mosque in Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded in suicide bombing near Baquba. Witnesses report US helicopter shot down near Fallujah. Wednesday, December 10, 2003 US soldier and Kurdish official killed, one US soldier wounded in Mosul drive-by shooting. One US soldier killed, three wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul. US C-17 hit by SAM at Baghdad airport. Major electrical power failures in northern Iraq. US helicoper makes "emergency landing" near Mosul after reported onboard fire. Bremer's CPA tells Iraqi Health Ministry to stop counting civilian dead. Friday, December 12, 2003 One US soldier killed, 14 wounded by suicide bomber in Ramadi. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded. Two Polish soldiers wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Hilla. Two US soldiers, two journalists wounded in ambush in Mosul. Iraqi policeman killed by roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Almost half of the soldiers in the first New Iraqi Army battalion quit. Saturday, December 13, 2003 One US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Ramadi. Two Iraqi CDC members killed on patrol near Samarra. Pipeline sabotaged near Beiji. Roadside bombs defused near US positions in Kirkuk. Attacks on US troops averaged 21 per day over the last week. More Iraqi soldiers desert. US holds about 10,000 detainees in Iraq. Sunday, December 14, 2003 Iraqi police officer wounded in RPG attack in Mosul. Car bomb kills 17 at police station in Khaldiyah. US soldiers kill Iraqi man in Tikrit. Saddam Hussein captured alive in Tikrit. Desertions from new Iraqi Army cause pay review. Unemployment and lack of security fuels insurgency. Monday, December 15, 2003 US soldier killed while disarming roadside bomb near Baghdad. Four US soldiers wounded in two separate ambushes in Kuwait. Four Iraqi policemen wounded by car bombing in western Baghdad. Eight Iraqi policemen killed in suicide bombing in Husseiniyah. One US soldier wounded in bomb ambush at “undisclosed location” in Iraq. US convoy ambushed near Tikrit. Police station attacked with small arms, RPGs in Baghdad. Uprising reported in Fallujah. Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Three US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Tikrit. US soldier wounded in ambush near Fallujah. US soldier wounded, two Iraqis killed during riots in Ramadi. Eleven Iraqis killed during ambush of US troops in Samarra. US patrol ambushed near Ramadi. CENTCOM reports one US soldier died in a vehicle accident near al Asad. But this news report, which quotes a US military sopkeswoman, makes it clear this was more than an "accident." Analysis: Insurgent leadership remains at large. US troops expected to remain in Iraq for “a couple of more years.” Wednesday, December 17, 2003 One US soldier killed, nine wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded during riots in Mosul. More oil pipeline attacks reported. Roadside bomb kills 17 Iraqis in Baghdad. Rocket attack on US supply train near Fallujah. US troops begin counter-insurgency operation in Samarra. Iraqis blame US for insurgency violence. Thursday, December 18, 2003 US soldier killed, one soldier and Iraqi civilian wounded in Baghdad ambush. Shi'ite leader assassinated in Baghdad. Shi'ite mob kills former Baathist near Najaf. Two US soldiers wounded in RPG attack in central Mosul. One US soldier wounded in mortar attack in Mosul. US convoy ambushed near Kirkuk. US troops under fire in Tikrit. Friday, December 19, 2003 Two US soldiers wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Abu Ghraib. CENTCOM reports an average of 25 attacks daily on US military and Iraqi police. Bremer gets the Wolfie treatment in Baghdad. Shi'ite party offices bombed in Baghdad. At least 260 Iraqi police killed since end of major combat. Rummy approves additional troop deployments to Iraq. Saturday, December 20, 2003 Iraqi police kill insurgents planting roadside bombs near Kirkuk. Assassination attempt against former Ba'athist reported in Najaf. Iraqi guard shot at UN office in Mosul. Poles impose curfew in Karbala. US troops mistakenly shoot three Iraqi police near Salman Pak. Sunday, December 21, 2003 "A number" of US soldiers wounded in Baghdad demonstrations. RPG attacks on pipeline and oil storage facility in Baghdad. Four oil pipelines ablaze between Tikrit and Mosul. CENTCOM reports US troops from 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne attacked by small arms and RPG fire. US convoy attacked with RPG fire in Mosul. Monday, December 22, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in Baghdad ambush. Oil facilities in Kirkuk mortared. US convoy attacked with RPG fire in Mosul. US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Plot to blow up five-million liter fuel reservoir in Kirkuk discovered. Tensions between Sunni and Shi’ite communities increasing. Iraqi Kurds demonstrate in Kirkuk for autonomous Kurdish region. US troops accidentally kill Iraqi woman during raid. Sabotage exacerbates fuel shortage. More insurgent attacks expected during holidays. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 Iraqi judge assassinated in Mosul. US soldier killed by roadside bomb ambush near Balad. Explosions reported in central Baghdad. Four US soldiers wounded in ambush near Ramadi. US soldier wounded in drive-by shooting in Mosul. US troops under mortar fire near Samarra. US patrol ambushed near Samarra. Thai soldier wounded by land mine near Karbala. Iraqi students riot over presence of US troops in Diyalah. Wednesday, December 24, 2003 CENTCOM reports three US soldiers killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Suicide bomb kills four in Arbil. US convoy attacked with small arms fire in Mosul. Iraqi CDC member killed in action in Mosul. Attempted assassination of aid to Iraqi minister in Baghdad. Iraqi security guard wounded in Mosul during ambush of US military convoy. One Iraqi killed, two wounded by landmine in Baghdad. Heavy fighting reported in Baghdad. Baghdad Sheraton mortared, firefight ensues. Ethnic fighting between Arab and Kurdish Iraqis reported in Kirkuk. Friday, December 26, 2003 Two US soldiers killed, four wounded in mortar attack near Baquba. Multiple mortar and rocket attacks reported in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. Two Polish soldiers wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Mahwil. One US soldier killed attempting to defuse roadside bomb near Baquba. Three US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Mosul. CENTCOM reports one US soldiers killed by IED in Baghdad. Tribal leader assassinated near Mosul. Mortar attacks continue on CPA compound in central Baghdad. Illinois Guardsmen mobbed in Iraq. Saturday, December 27, 2003 One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Ad-Dulleieya. US patrol ambushed with RPG and small arms fire in Mosul. Four Iraqis killed. Five US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Iraqi police station under missile attack near Karbala. Insurgents bomb fuel depot near Baghdad. One US soldier wounded in convoy ambush near Habaniyah. Gunfight and grenades at funereal of slain tribal chief in Mosul. Two Iraqi insurgents killed by premature bomb explosion near Beiji. Car bomb kills four, wounds 60 Iraqis at Karbala university campus. Twenty Coalition casualties reported in coordinated mortar and small arms attacks at two Coalition installations in Karbala. Four Bulgarian soldiers killed in mortar attack in southern Iraq. Five US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Karbala. Sunni cleric vows to increase resistance. Home of suspected insurgent destroyed in Khaldiyah. Insurgents find safe haven among an angry Iraqi population. Sunday, December 28, 2003 One US soldier killed, five wounded by roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. Comprehensive after-action report of yesterday's carnage in Karbala. Two Thai soldiers, four Bulgarian soldiers, seven Iraqi police officers killed, thirty-seven soldiers, including five Americans wounded, in a very skillfully executed attack. Iraqi insurgency having significant impact on CPA and military planning. "The number of US service members killed and wounded in Iraq has more than doubled in the past four months compared with the four months preceding them, according to Pentagon statistics.” Monday, December 29, 2003 One US soldier killed by roadside bomb ambush in Fallujah. Assassination attempt in Arbil wounds one, kills three Kurds. Two US soldiers wounded, three Iraqis killed in Mosul firefight. US troops under RPG fire in Mosul; roadside bomb defused. Karbala transformed by latest insurgent offensive. “Iraqi policemen stand watch in 24-hour shifts at government buildings and carry AK-47's when attending the funerals of their colleagues. The Polish military has imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Bulgarian soldiers have set up roadblocks and checkpoints around the city.” Tuesday, December 30, 2003 Explosion reported in Baghdad. US convoy ambushed in Baghdad. One Iraqi killed, two wounded, including local translator working for US troops. Ambush destroys US military vehicle near Fallujah. US soldiers attacked in Mosul. January 2004 Saturday, January 03, 2004 One US soldier killed, two wounded in mortar attack near Balad. US soldier killed, one wounded as US helicopter shot down near Fallujah. Troops securing the crash site were also ambushed. Train derailed in RPG ambush near Habbaniyah. Three US troops wounded in convoy ambush near Ramadi. US patrol ambushed in Baghdad. University professor assassinated in Mosul. One killed, one injured in ethnic violence in Kirkuk. Bulgarian troops decline Iraq deployment. Analysis: Ethnic conflict in Kirkuk. Protests in Baghdad over mosque raid. No decrease in anti-US violence since Saddam's capture. Revenge killings in Mosul. Sunday, January 04, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, three wounded in Baghdad ambush. Firefight near Kirkuk. One Iraqi bystander killed. Two Iraqis killed in car blast in Mosul. US troops attacked in Baquba. Five Iraqi policemen wounded. Karbala remains tense. US troops accidentally kill car full of Iraqi civilians near Tikrit. British soldiers accused of killing Iraqi civilian. Monday, January 05, 2004 US soldier wounded during patrol ambush in Tikrit. Three US troops wounded in convoy bombing near Baghdad. US soldier wounded in ambush near Beiji. Coalition headquarters in Nasiriyah mortared. Dutch soldier arrested for shooting Iraqi civilian. Tuesday, January 06, 2004 Iraqi policeman wounded in rocket attack in Kirkuk. One US contractor and five Iraqi civilians killed in convoy ambush near Mahmudiyah. Three US soldiers and Iraqi interpreter wounded in two bomb ambushes in Tikrit. US base in Tikrit also attacked by small arms fire. Two French contractors killed in drive-by shooting in Fallujah. One Iraqi killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Kirkuk. Iraqi police open fire on demonstrators in Basra. US troops open fire on demonstrators in Baghdad. Wednesday, January 07, 2004 Iraqi policeman killed in ambush near Kirkuk. Iraqi policeman assassinated near Baquba. Three insurgents captured after firefight in Khalidiyah. US troops attacked in Fallujah. Kurdish political party office attacked with RPG fire in Kirkuk. Numbers of US wounded remain high. Thursday, January 08, 2004 One US soldier killed, 34 wounded in mortar attack near Balad. US Black Hawk crashes near Fallujah. Eight soldiers killed. Pipeline destroyed near Kirkuk. British soldier killed in training accident near Basra. Local militias pose threat to internal security. Saturday, January 10, 2004 Five Iraqis killed, 39 wounded by bomb in Baquba. Bomb defused at second mosque in Baquba. Canadian teacher killed in ambush. One US soldier wounded by RPG during firefight in Annah. One contract driver killed, two wounded in convoy ambush near Balad. Rocket attack on hotel in Baghdad. US C-5 transport carrying 63 passengers and crew hit by SAM fire at Baghdad airport. US troops under fire near Fallujah. US troops attacked near Samarra. Two Iraqi insurgents killed, one wounded. Two RPG attacks reported against Iraqi police in Karbala. Two Iraqi policemen killed by US troops near Tikrit. Sunday, January 11, 2004 British troops kill five Iraqi protesters in Amarah. Iraqis resist raids in Baquba. Attacks on US troops averaged 18 per day over last week. Iraqi-American CPA official assassinated in Basra. Protestors stone British troops as demonstrations continue in Amarah. Two Estonian soldiers wounded in grenade ambush in Baghdad. PUK offices in Mosul mortared. Two bombs explode in Kirkuk. Non-combat casualties in Iraq cause alarm. Monday, January 12, 2004 One US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad bomb ambush. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb near Ramadi. Two Iraqis killed. US troops kill seven Iraqis stealing oil from pipeline near Samarra. Civilian shooting have increased 300 per cent since occupation began. Tuesday, January 13, 2004 Central Baghdad mortared, more explosions reported. Iraqis riot in Kut over food and jobs. One coalition soldier and two Iraqi policemen injured. Anti-American demonstrations reported in Fallujah. US troops under RPG fire in central Fallujah. Four Iraqi civilians killed after US troops open fire. Three Iraqi policemen killed in two ambushes in Mosul. US Apache helicopter shot down near Habbaniya. Wednesday, January 14, 2004 Car bomb kills two civilians, wounds 14 Iraqi policemen in Baquba. ICDC soldier killed in firefight near Tikrit. Eight Iraqis reported killed in firefight with US troops in Samarra. Iraqi policeman killed in attack on police checkpoint in Ramadi. US military administrators attacked during meeting with local leaders in Kirkuk. US troops arrest family members of Iraqi fugitive. India abandons plan to establish military hospital in Najaf. “Well-placed Government officials attribute the decision to the lack of confidence in the security situation in Iraq.” Tribal leader in Tikrit warns US raids inflame tensions. Saturday, January 17, 2004 Three US soldiers and two Iraqi CDC soldiers killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Taji. Rockets fired at US base near Kirkuk. Three Iraqi civilians killed by mine near Tikrit. Two Iraqi insurgents killed after attack on US troops at frontier post in Al-Anbar province. Aircraft carrying Georgia's defense minister receives ground fire at Baghdad airport. One Iraqi killed, five wounded by bomb in Baghdad. Three Iraqi civilians wounded in RPG attack on US troops in Fallujah. US patrol under fire in Samarra. Power lines destroyed by sabotage; Kirkuk without electricity. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in attack in Mosul. Tens of thousands demonstrate against US transition plan in Basra. Sunday, January 18, 2004 British troops ambushed by roadside bomb in Basra. Car bomb kills 23, wounds 95 at CPA headquarters in Baghdad. Car bomb targeting US patrol in Tikrit kills two Iraqis. Explosion in Basra kills two Iraqis, wounds two British soldiers. Honduran troops mortared in barracks near Najaf. Six hundred Iraqi police killed in Bush's War. Iraqi Sunnis seethe at CPA policies. Eyewitness account of attempted bomb ambush in Tikrit. US arrests, releases two Iranian journalists in Baghdad. Monday, January 19, 2004 Bomb wounds thirteen near Shi’ite shrine in Karbala. US soldier dies from wounds received in previously unreported bomb attack in Samarra on Friday. Firefight during raid in Baghdad. Up to 100,000 Iraqis demonstrate in Baghdad demanding direct elections. Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Two Iraqi police killed, one wounded in attack at checkpoint near Balad. Demonstrations continue in Baghdad. US troops begin new counter-insurgency campaign in Baghdad. Wednesday, January 21, 2004 Three US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb in Mosul. Iraqi policeman killed in attack in Mosul. Iraqi cabinet minister survives assassination attempt in Karbala. Rocket attack on Rashid Hotel in Baghdad wounds one US soldier. Attempted assassination of city councilman in Kirkuk leaves two Iraqi guards wounded. Iraqi police major killed by guards from British private security company in Kirkuk. Kurds turning against US in northern Iraq. “There are the seeds here for a savage ethnic conflict. The Arabs and Turkomans in Kirkuk are frightened. Many of the Arab settlers have been there for more than a generation and it is not clear where they would go. The last year has seen a number of small-scale but bloody clashes.” Election protests reported in Baghdad, Basra, Najaf and Karbala. Election protests reported in Samawa. Thursday, January 22, 2004 Two Iraqi policemen killed in attack on police station Fallujah. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in mortar attack near Baquba. Four Iraqi civilians working for US forces killed in ambush near Fallujah. Spanish police commander wounded in assassination attempt in Diwaniya. Iraqi civilian killed by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. South Africa firm withdraws from Iraqi reconstruction. “Mechem managing director Braam Rossouw said on Wednesday that while ‘landmines will be a problem for a long time to come’, the company decided not to renew its contract after the war ‘because it is currently too dangerous in the country and because of the politically unstable situation.’” CIA report says Iraq is heading toward civil war. Saturday, January 24, 2004 Three US soldiers killed, six wounded by car bomb attack in Khaldiyah. Two US soldiers killed in roadside bomb ambush near Fallujah. US soldier wounded by sniper ambush in Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed, 33 wounded, including seven US soldiers, by car bomb in Samarra. Two Iraqis killed in Baghdad bombing. Kirkuk fractures along ethnic lines. Insurgents target Iraqis working with US and coalition forces. Attacks on Iraqi oil facilities continue. Sunday, January 25, 2004 One US soldier killed in RPG ambush near Beiji. One Iraqi police officer killed in drive-by shooting in Baghdad. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. One Iraqi police officer killed, one wounded in ambush near Mosul. One Iraqi policeman killed, two wounded in pipeline IED attack near Kirkuk. Two US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Fallujah targeting US flag officer. New strategy in Iraq: "Soldiers can't give candy to Iraqi children. It's forbidden to be 'too' friendly. It's important to look tough. That's what they are being told. The strategy in Iraq has evolved. There's no talk about hearts and minds. 'They will never like us,' says one senior officer. 'We need to move on.'" Monday, January 26, 2004 US troops responding to helicopter crash ambushed in Mosul. Iraqi policeman killed in drive-by shooting in Mosul. Truck carrying JSDF material attacked in Ramadi. Jordanian driver killed. US troops under rocket attack in Kirkuk. One Iraqi killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Patrol boat founders, US helicopter crashes in Mosul. Three US soldiers missing, two Iraqi police and Iraqi interpreter killed. US officials suspect mole at CPA headquarters. Northern pipeline remains closed due to security and repairs. Tuesday, January 27, 2004 US convoy attacked, relief force ambushed in Khaldiyah. Three US soldiers killed. Polish headquarters attacked in Karbala. One Iraqi policeman killed. CPA headquarters in Baghdad rocketed. Seven Iraqi police officers killed in two attacks in Ramadi. One Iraqi civilian wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen killed in attack on checkpoint near Al-Amiriyah. Two Iraqi civilians killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Drive-by shooting at home of Karbala police chief kills one Iraqi policeman. US troops in Kirkuk mortared for second day. Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Three US soldiers killed, three wounded in bomb ambush near Iskandariya. Two CNN employees killed in ambush near Baghdad. Car bomb kills four in Baghdad. Unexploded car bomb discovered near CPA headquarters in Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman killed in attack on Haditha police station. Arab tribal chiefs demonstrate in Kirkuk against Kurdish autonomy. Campus murders in Baghdad. “At least four professors have been killed since the fall of former leader Saddam Hussein in April 2003, said the deputy chairman of the university's post-graduate department, Mohammed al-Ani.” February 2004 Sunday, February 01, 2004 One US soldier killed, 12 wounded in rocket attack in Balad. Bombs kill 56 Iraqis, wound 235 in Arbil. Car bomb kills nine Iraqis at police station in Mosul. Three US soldiers killed in bomb ambush near Kirkuk. Mortar kills five, wounds 14 in Baghdad shelling near US base. Monday, February 02, 2004 Danish NGO vehicle attacked by roadside bomb ambush in Basra. US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Fallujah. US troops under rocket fire in Kirkuk while Wolfie visits; two Iraqis killed. US troops attacked in Mosul as Wolfie tours the city. January deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since…November. Lack of security, transparency delay Madrid Conference donor aid. Tuesday, February 03, 2004 Three Iraqi policemen killed in Karbala. US troops at Baghdad airport under rocket fire. Sunday, February 08, 2004 Bomb at office of Iraq's deputy police chief kills three, wounds eight in Baghdad. Polish troops ambushed by roadside bomb in Karbala. Rocket attack at US base near Balad. Iraqi CDC troops attacked in Fallujah. Two US troops wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed, 11 wounded by bomb at police station in Suwayrah. US troops under mortar fire near Kirkuk. US troops attacked by small arms fire in Samarra. Japan cancels military flights into Baghdad International Airport due to poor security. Japanese evacuate Baghdad embassy due to increased terror threat. Arab League report says CPA plans threaten regional stability. Ethnic tensions in Kurdish Iraq. Iraqis feel more fear than freedom. "Since late December, at least 803 Iraqis have been killed or wounded in bombings, according to a tally of news reports and military releases. That's more than 20 Iraqis killed or wounded a day on average by the explosions, including explosive devices, car bombs and suicide bombers." KIA: 92 US soldiers younger than 21 killed in Iraq. Pentagon discloses eight more US deaths. Monday, February 09, 2004 US soldier killed by roadside bomb ambush near Mahmudiyah. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb in central Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded in bomb ambush near Fallujah. One US soldier wounded in RPG ambush near Mosul. US troops attacked in Tikrit by insurgents including an Iraqi police major. Bombing of Kurdish political offices by Iraqi Shiite insurgents thwarted after firefight in Kirkuk. US offers reward for two missing US soldiers in Mosul. Iraqi factions defy CPA directives to disband militias. 1500 Kurdish Peshmerga deployed to guard PUK offices in Baghdad. British Army reserve forces "stretched to the limits." Tuesday, February 10, 2004 Car bomb kills 50 Iraqis at Iskandaryah police station. Attempted rocket attack reported near Baquba. Three Iraqi bodyguards wounded in assassination attempt against pro-US tribal leaders near Ramadi. One Fijian security contractor killed, another wounded in mortar attack at Baghdad airport. Attempted pipeline sabotage reported near Kirkuk. Four Iraqi policemen assassinated in two attacks in Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed, five wounded in munitions accident near Mosul. Attacks against coalition military averaged 22 per day with three daily attacks against Iraqi police during the past week. Iraqis angry about US hostage policy. “’If they are dealing in the same methods that Saddam used to use, what have they come here for?’ the 35-year-old asked.” Returning refugees cause ethnic friction in Kirkuk. Wednesday, February 11, 2004 Four Iraqi policemen killed in Baghdad ambush. Bombing in central Baghdad kills 23 Iraqi Army recruits. Four Iraqi policemen killed in separate bombing in Baghdad. US troops break up insurgent ambush near Muqdadiyah. Saturday, February 14, 2004 One US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Baghdad. ICDC routed by insurgent attack in Fallujah; 20 killed, 30 wounded. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Mortar attack reported in Samawah. General Abazaid's ground convoy ambushed in Fallujah; two Iraqis killed. Two US soldiers wounded in separate attacks near Kirkuk. Three US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen killed in Ramadi ambush. British soldier dies in vehicle accident near Shaibah. USAID report documents increasing violence in Iraq. Shi'ites losing patience with US presence and lack of security. UN elections envoy rules out early vote, warns of civil war. US military suicide rate increasing. US troops accused of drowning Iraqi civilian near Samarra. Iraqi hospitals in ruins. Sunday, February 15, 2004 Two US convoys ambushed simultaneously in Baghdad. One US soldier wounded, one Iraqi killed, six Iraqis wounded. Insurgents fire RPGs at Iraqi police near Kirkuk. Firefight reported between US troops and insurgents near Qaim. Bodies of missing US soldiers found near Mosul by Iraqi police. Instability may delay transfer of sovereignty. The "worst week yet." "The raid raised questions about the preparedness of some Iraqi police and defence units to take on security duties as the US administration wants. Guerrillas have killed more than 600 Iraqi security and police personnel since April in an attempt to undermine US efforts to prepare Iraqis to take over security of the country." Iraqis demonstrate at Abu Ghraib for information about detainees. Monday, February 16, 2004 One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, four wounded by roadside bomb in Baquba. One US civilian missionary killed, three wounded in ambush near Mahmudiyah. Bomb at Shi'ite neighborhood school in Baghdad kills two Iraqis, wounds three. ‘This is a terrible job to have,’ said Mohammed Abbas, 22, a local policeman. ‘Fallujah is too dangerous for the Americans to patrol in, so they've left it to us to get shot at and killed.’” Growing signs of impending civil war in Iraq. Neo-cons plan to avert civil war by ethnic cleansing. Iraqis arrested for smuggling suspected uranium near Mosul. Tuesday, February 17, 2004 One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Tall Afar. Iraqi police patrol ambushed near Kirkuk. One insurgent killed. One Kurd killed in drive-by shooting in Kirkuk. Iraqi trade official assassinated in Baghdad. Two US soldiers, one Iraqi civilian wounded in RPG attack near Ramadi. US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Mosul. Insurgent attacks become better organized. Mayor of Fallujah questioned in recent insurgent attack. Anti-American sentiment in Baghdad. Report: One terror incident occurs every day in Kirkuk. Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Two Iraqis killed, six coalition soldiers wounded in car bomb attack in Hilla. CPA reports an average of 17 attacks per day on Coalition troops and four attacks per day against Iraqi police during the last week. US mortar fire kills three Iraqi civilians near Tikrit. Attacks on contractors jeopardize reconstruction. “While attacks on military targets and Iraqi citizens have received widespread attention, the assaults on the companies, which have left at least 17 dead and others wounded, are lesser known.” Thursday, February 19, 2004 Two US soldiers, one Iraqi civilian killed in roadside bomb ambush near Khaldiyah. One US soldier wounded in ambush near Kirkuk. One US soldier wounded in heavy mortar attack at Abu Ghraib. Iraqi scientist assassinated in Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman wounded in roadside bomb ambush in Baquba. Saturday, February 21, 2004 Iraqi translator killed, four US soldiers wounded in ambush near Iskandariyah. One US soldier wounded in bomb ambush near Balad. Former Republican Guard officer assassinated in Kirkuk. Two attacks reported against US troops near Tikrit. US troops under fire in Ramadi, bomb discovered near mayor's residence. Mayor and two two US-trained ICDC members arrested in conjunction with Fallujah insurgent raid. Local Iraqi contract workers paying a high price. Sunday, February 22, 2004 Sunni cleric assassinated in Baghdad. ICDC headquarters in Kirkuk attacked by insurgents. Insurgents attack home of Iraqi police chief in Mosul. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb near Fallujah. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. Polish troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Roadside bombs in Iraq. "Air Force Capt. David Malakoff, a coalition spokesman in Baghdad, said in a phone interview Saturday that 1,300 roadside-bomb incidents have occurred from mid-June to Feb. 6. They killed 120 and wounded 1,206. " Wednesday, February 25, 2004 US contractor killed in Baghdad ambush. Three Iraqi contractors killed, two wounded in Mosul. Two Iraqi policemen killed in drive-by shooting in Mosul. KDP offices in Mosul attacked, three DPK members killed in seperate attack. Car bomb kills 10, wounds 45 in Kirkuk. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Karbala. US soldier wounded by roadside bomb in Kuwait. Deputy police chief assassinated in Mosul. RPG fired into Shiite mosque in Baghdad. Four US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. US helicopter crashes near Baghdad . Demonstrations reported in Karbala and Hilla. CPA reports during the past week an average of 20 attacks against coalition military and four attacks daily against Iraq security forces. Anser al-Islam expanding operations in northern Iraq. Saturday, February 28, 2004 US troops ambushed by roadside bomb in al-Qaim. Two Iraqis killed, three wounded. Five US soldiers wounded in two bombings in Tikrit. Oil pipeline ablaze near Samarra. One Iraqi policeman killed, five policeman wounded by bomb in Baquba. Two suspects killed after attack on Iraqi police checkpoint in Mosul. Iraqi police officer killed in roadblock attack in Kirkuk. US troops under mortar fire near Fallujah. One Iraqi killed in RPG attack on PUK offices in Kirkuk. US convoy attacked near Ramadi. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb near Khalis. British patrol ambushed by roadside bomb near Basra. Terror in Basra. "Gangs of armed militants, operating with almost complete impunity, are terrorizing the streets of Iraq’s second-largest city, assaulting and killing alcohol and video merchants in a campaign to impose their rules on what was once the most liberal city in the country." Sunday, February 29, 2004 One Estonian soldier killed by small arms fire near Baghdad. One Iraqi police officer shot dead in Kirkuk. More on fundamentalist vigilantes in Basra. "Most worrisome have been the kidnappings and sometime murder of women whose actions have been deemed un-Islamic. A few weeks ago, local newspapers reported the shooting death of a young woman who worked in a video store--which extremists brand as pornographic." Kidnappings in Baghdad. "Soldiers from the 25th were en route to a meeting Feb. 18 with tribal leaders, accompanied by remnants of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is leaving Iraq after a year. A bomb exploded near their convoy, the military said, and in the chaos that followed, soldiers chased the women and shot them after they didn't heed warnings to stop." March 2004 Monday, March 01, 2004 Jordanian soldier wounded in drive-by shooting near Fallujah. Geraldo Rivera almost gets his ass shot off near Mosul. Bombing at market in Baquba kills one Iraqi, wounds two. Suicide bombers appear to be native Iraqis. Demonstrations in Rumaythah after US troops fire on Iraqi car. Polish troops fire on bus at checkpoint near Karbala. Survey ranks Baghdad as worst city in the world. Tuesday, March 02, 2004 30 dead in five bombings at Karbala shrine. Bomb at Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad kills 75. Kurdish militia attack Turkmen ITF offices in Kirkuk. One US soldier killed, one wounded in Baghdad ambush. Iraqi insurgents promise to continue attacks against Iraqis working with US. Ethnic tensions rising in Kirkuk. Wednesday, March 03, 2004 One Iraqi wounded in rocket attack on Baghdad telephone center. Oil pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. PUK officials ambushed in Mosul. Three wounded. More explosions reported in Baghdad. Polish soldier wounded in attack on checkpoint near Karbala. Carnage in Baghdad and Karbala killed at least 170 and wounded 435. IGC declares three days of mourning in Iraq. Iraqi mourners direct anger toward US troops. “’It is you Americans you have done this!’ said a man in the yard outside a Baghdad hospital, moments after he had found his brother lying dead inside. Doubled over in grief with his fists balled in rage, he lurched at three U.S. military police standing nearby as his friends held him back. Other Iraqis lashed out at U.S. journalists and smashed photographers' cameras.” “Tens of thousands” demonstrate in Baghdad. Outraged Shi’ites in Karbala. Saturday, March 06, 2004 Four British soldiers wounded in ambush near Amarah. US troops in firefight near Mosul. Three Iraqis killed in rocket attack near US base in Baghdad. Baghdad airport mortared. Two roadside bombs explode in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed in rocket attack in Mosul. One US soldier wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. Bomb discovered near Palestine Hotel in Baghdad. US troops kills four civilians near Kirkuk. Sunday, March 07, 2004 Three US soldiers wounded near Habaniyah. Three Jordanian truck drivers killed near Ramadi. Four Iraqis civilians killed, two policemen wounded in RPG attack on Mosul police station. Iraqi policeman shot and wounded by insurgents near Mahmudiyah. One US contractor wounded in Katyusha attack on Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad. Car bomb explodes near Green Zone compound in Baghdad. South Korea protests detention of Korean journalists in Baghdad. Peshmerga militia refuses fashion maven L. Paul Bremer's demand to disband. Civilian deaths leave Iraqi families bitter. Monday, March 08, 2004 “Green Zone” again under fire in Baghdad. Baghdad police station mortared; two Iraqi policemen, three civilians wounded. Local councilman assassinated in Mosul. Insurgents attempt to assassinate police chief in Khaldiyah. Tuesday, March 09, 2004 One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. Sunni cleric assassinated in Baghdad. US troops attacked in Mosul; seven Iraqi civilians wounded. Iraqi truck driver killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Spanish troops under mortar fire near Diwaniyah. Two American contractors and Iraqi interpreter killed in ambush near Hilla. Two US soldiers wounded in unspecified explosion. More explosions and small arms fire reported in Baghdad. Bomb at SCIRI office in Baquba wounds one Iraqi. One Italian Carabinieri wounded, four Iraqi policemen killed in firefight with Shi’ite militia near Nasiriyah. Mosul police chief survives attempted assassination. Iraqi farmers claim US occupation is damaging agriculture. Arab-Kurd tensions continue to build in Kirkuk. Armed guards for schoolchildren. Saturday, March 13, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, four wounded by roadside bomb near Tikrit. Two Iraqi women working for Halliburton assassinated near Basra. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Habbaniyah. Assassination attempt at Baghdad mosque wounds Sunni cleric, kills son. One Iraqi killed, one wounded in attempted bomb attack on US convoy near Fallujah. Aide to al-Sadr assassinated near Najaf. Bomb in Baghdad commercial district wounds several Iraqi civilians, kills one. Bomb destroys Baghdad mosque. Four members of ICDC arrested in assassination of US CPA officials near Hilla. CPA reports an average of 19 attacks against coalition forces daily for the past week. Sunday, March 14, 2004 One US soldier killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Three US soldiers killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Happy birthday, Bush's War. Monday, March 15, 2004 US soldier stabbed and wounded in Baghdad's Green Zone. Arab city council member assassinated in Kirkuk. Police station mortared in Mosul. One US soldier killed, 20 wounded during anti-insurgency operations near Ramadi. Four civilians wounded during mortar attack near Abu Ghraib. US troops blamed for six Iraqis killed, four wounded near Baquba. Tensions between Iraqi Shiites and US increasing. Tuesday, March 16, 2004 Four US missionaries killed, one wounded near Mosul. Iraqi translator assassinated, her father wounded in Mosul. Assassination attempt against Turkmen leader wounds two near Baquba. CPA reports Iraqi secretary of labor and social affairs and his driver killed in ambush near Mosul. Two German workers, two Iraqi policemen killed in shooting near Mussayab. Wednesday, March 17, 2004 One Iraqi killed, five wounded in rocket attack on Baghdad mosque. Iraqi police colonel, two bodyguards killed near Mosul. US troops attacked near Ramadi. US troops mortared near Kirkuk. Many casualties reported as bomb destroys central Baghdad hotel. US allies fear revenge attacks for role in Iraq. Thursday, March 18, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, six wounded in mortar attack near Balad. Three Iraqi journalists killed, nine wounded in attack on employees of CPA TV station near Baquba. One US Marine killed, three wounded in mortar attack near Qusayba. Bomb near US-funded TV station in Baquba kills three Iraqis, wounds ten. Three rocket attacks kill four Iraqis in Baghdad. One US soldier and two Iraqi security officers wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Three ICDC members wounded in mortar attack near Mosul. British patrol attacked by car bomb in Basra. Five Iraqis killed. Saturday, March 20, 2004 One US soldier wounded by RPG fire in Mosul. Insurgents give Powell the "Wolfowitz Welcome" in Baghdad. Eight US soldiers and one Marine wounded by mortar fire in Fallujah. Iraqi policeman killed in Kirkuk ambush. Iraqi police station bombed in Karbala. US Marines under rocket and mortar barrage near Al-Asad. US Army helicopter shot down near Amariya. One US Marine killed in action near Fallujah. Sunday, March 21, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, seven wounded in rocket attack near Fallujah. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. One US soldier wounded. Attempted pipeline sabotage reported near Kirkuk. One Iraqi killed, four wounded in mortar attack on PUK office in Mosul. One Iraqi killed, ten wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. One Iraqi policeman killed, two wounded by bomb in Khalis. Roadside bomb in Mosul wounds one Iraqi civilian. Gunmen attack Turkmen youth center in Kirkuk. Monday, March 22, 2004 US soldier and Iraqi interpreter killed, three wounded by roadside bomb near Abu Ghraib. Car bomb near US base in Balad kills two Iraqis, wounds 25. Six US soldiers wounded by RPG and small arms fire in Baghdad. Two Finnish businessmen killed by sniper fire in Baghdad. Three US Marines wounded by mortar fire near Ramadi. Tuesday, March 23, 2004 Fourteen British soldiers wounded during rioting in Basra. Chief of police assassinated in Balad. Two Iraqi policemen killed, two wounded in drive-by shooting in Kirkuk. Rockets fired at US base near Kirkuk. Five Iraqi police trainees killed in ambush near Hilla. US troops open fire to disperse protestors in Ramadi. Iraqi police station bombed near al-Hindia. Iraqi judge assassinated near Hilla. CPA reports that during the past week, there have been an average of 21 attacks against Coalition troops and two attacks against Iraqi security forces each day. Sectarian violence escalates. Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Two Iraqi civilians killed, two US soldiers wounded during firefight in Fallujah. Green Zone rocketed in Baghdad. One US contractor wounded. Two Iraqi civilians killed in mortar attack in Mosul. Two US soldiers wounded in rocket attack near Balad. Three Iraqi policemen wounded by bomb in Mosul. Two Iraqi civilians killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Baghdad Sheraton attacked with rocket fire. Facility Protection Service officer wounded in ambush near Mosul. Polish ambassador in Seoul says no place in Iraq is safe for foreign troops. Tuesday, March 30, 2004 One US soldier killed in roadside bomb ambush near Fallujah. Two British soldiers wounded in Basra rioting. Iraqi policeman wounded in Baghdad grenade attack. Suicide bomber attempted to assassinate Iraqi police chief near Hilla. Three Iraqi policemen wounded in Najaf riots. Two killed in attempted assassination of Iraqi police chief near Mosul. One US soldier wounded by RPG fire in Diyala province. CPA forced newspaper closure causes protests in Baghdad. Islamic fundamentalists target Iraqi academics. Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Five “coalition” soldiers killed in bomb ambush near Fallujah. Four killed, including one American in ambush near Fallujah. US troops open fire during demonstration at Green Zone checkpoint in Baghdad. One US Marine killed, one wounded in three separate bomb attacks in Ramadi. Mortar attacks reported in Sarmarra. Car bomb in Baquba wounds 12, including local governor’s security detail. US troops under mortar fire in Mosul. Another US convoy ambushed with roadside bomb in Ramadi. Three “coalition” soldiers, three security contractors wounded in separate ambushes near Mosul. One Iraqi police officer killed in checkpoint attack in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near al-Asad airbase. Four US soldiers wounded by RPG fire near Ramadi. CPA reports attacks against “coalition” troops averaged 26 per day over the last week. Civilian casualties in Iraq: “Those estimates, however, signal that losses have been severe. Between 8,789 and 10,638 civilians have died since war began March 19, 2003, according to one group of British and American researchers that surveys media reports and eyewitness accounts.” April 2004 Thursday, April 01, 2004 US convoy attacked in Fallujah. Three British soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Basra. US fuel convoy attacked near Baghdad. One demonstrator killed as Iraqi police open fire in Basra. Nine US soldiers wounded in rocket attack near Kirkuk. One US soldier wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Car bomb in Ramadi kills six Iraqis, wounds five. Al-Jazeera clarifies earlier report of six US soldiers killed in Samarra. Medical evacuarions from Iraq exceed 18,000. High-profile Baghdad trade fair cancelled due to deteriorating security. Imagery from Fallujah "too graphic" for US TV executives. "Including five U.S. Army soldiers killed on Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded next to their armoured vehicle convoy west of Baghdad, at least 50 American troops and two civilian Defence Department employees died in Iraq in March, according to Pentagon figures. That total does not include the four U.S. civilian contractors slain in the restive city of Falluja on Wednesday. Their bodies were burned and mutilated by a jubilant crowd, and two corpses were left dangling from a bridge." Poor security drives occupation costs higher. Friday, April 02, 2004 Three Iraqi policemen killed in ambush near Baquba. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. One US Marine killed west of Baghdad. Three insurgents killed while planting a bomb in Kirkuk. Anti-American resentment growing in Iraq. Saturday, April 03, 2004 Iraqi police chief assassinated near Baghdad. Police chief in Kufa assassinated. One US soldier wounded in fire fight near Hawija. US patrol attacked with car bomb near Baquba. One Iraqi civilian wounded. Two Iraqi policemen killed, three wounded in Baquba grenade attack. Iraqi police and demonstrators clash in Basra. One Iraqi policeman killed, three wounded in Mahmudiyah ambush. Two Iraqis wounded in Baghdad rocket attack. Three Salvadoran soldiers wounded in ambush near Najaf. Attempted assassination of city councilman reported in Baquba. Thailand plans to withdraw troops from Iraq after June 30th. Wider uprising among Sunni Iraqis feared. 20,000 rally in Baghdad to protest newspaper closure. Shiite militia demolish "debauched" Iraqi village near Diwaniya. Sunday, April 04, 2004 Two US Marines killed in al-Anbar province. Oil pipeline in southern Iraq attacked and ablaze. Ten Iraqis killed, dozens wounded as Spanish troops open fire on demonstration in Najaf. US tanks deployed as Baghdad protest turns violent. Shi’ite mosque bombed near Baquba. Four Salvadoran troops killed during fighting in Najaf. Car bomb in Kirkuk wounds three Iraqis. Three ICDC members killed, one wounded in bombing near Samarra. Monday, April 05, 2004 Seven US soldiers killed, over 24 wounded in Baghdad firefight. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. One US soldier killed, one soldier and five Iraqi civilians wounded by car bomb in Kirkuk. One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Shi’ite militia seizes control of Kufa after ICDC members flee. US troops under mortar fire near Fallujah. Four Iraqis killed, eight wounded in firefight with British troops in Amara. One Italian soldier wounded in fighting in Nasiriyah. One Salvadoran soldier killed, 14 Salvadorans wounded fighting in Najaf and Kufa. Three Portuguese soldiers wounded in ambush in Nasiriyah. Heavy fighting continues in Baghdad. Shi’ite militia storm governor’s office in Basra. Firefights reported as US Marines enter Fallujah. Four insurgents killed by premature explosion of roadside bomb near Beiji. CPA closes Iraqi highways between Baghdad and Jordan indefinitely. Bad news gets worse: “The fighting erupted when five trucks of US soldiers and the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) tried to enter the district and were attacked by Sadr supporters, Amid said. Coming under fire, the ICDC, a paramilitary force trained by the Americans, turned on the US soldiers and started to shoot at them, according to Amid. The soldiers fled their vehicles and headed for cover and then began to battle both the Mehdi Army and the ICDC members, he said. Their vehicles were set ablaze.” One US soldier dies of wounds received in Sadr City fighting. Tuesday, April 06, 2004 Madhi Army takes Najaf. Eleven Italian soldiers wounded during fighting in Nasiriyah. Four US Marines killed in fighting near Fallujah. Three US soldiers killed in fighting near Baghdad. US forces Iraqi interpreter killed in Baquba. Bulgarian soldier wounded during patrol near Karbala. British troops continue fighting Shi’ite militia in Amarah. Heavy fighting reported near Fallujah. Bulgarian base camp near Karbala under mortar fire. Firefight reported in central Ramadi. One Iraqi killed, three wounded. Fighting continues in Nasiriyah. Two Iraqis killed, four wounded. One Ukrainian soldier killed, five wounded during fighting in Kut. Three Bulgarian soldiers wounded in Karbala ambush. Battle in Sadr City: “Fighting was particularly fierce in Sadr City, a Shiite-majority neighborhood in Baghdad, in what Maj. Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the U.S. forces in Baghdad, called the biggest gunbattle since the fall of Baghdad a year ago. Eight U.S. soldiers and at least 30 Iraqis were killed. Some 1,000 U.S. troops moving into the area at one point for the battle with hundreds of militiamen using everything from automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades to homemade pipe bombs. It began when gunmen ambushed a U.S. patrol, forcing the Americans to take refuge in a nearby building and call in reinforcements, Dempsey told reporters. The Humvees and armored vehicles that came in to help came under three separate ambushes. ‘It was a very calculated action" by the militiamen, Dempsey said. 'It's really a mob, a mob with a lot of weapons.’ Gunmen sprayed weapons fire from rooftops and fired RPGs from alleyways. Militiamen seized three police stations after police evacuated and moved to a single station for safety. More than four hours of fighting ended and the stations were retaken only after a column of tanks rumbled into the neighborhood in the evening, Dempsey told reporters.” Battle in Nasiriyah: “More than 500 Italian troops battled Shi'ite militiamen in the southern Iraqi town of Nassiriya on Tuesday in clashes that left two civilians dead and 11 Italians wounded, witnesses and the Italian military said.” Intifada: “Lieutenants of the Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr, whose followers sparked the fighting, have pointedly invited members of rival Muslim sects, as well as Iraqi nationalists, to resist alongside them, and turn what had been relatively contained resistance to the U.S. occupation into a genuinely national revolt. If Sunni Muslims, Wahhabi extremists, and Iraqi nationalists heed that call, as appeared the case in some Baghdad neighborhoods Monday, it could create a disastrous scenario for U.S. officials. ‘This is an intifada,’ said Sheikh Abdul Jabbar Hosai, a comparatively moderate Sadr representative who speaks fluent English.” Mercenaries in action near Najaf. Wednesday, April 07, 2004 Thirteen Marines killed, 24 wounded in four separate ambushes in Ramadi. Two Polish soldiers, three Bulgarian soldiers wounded in Karbala ambush. Bulgarian truck driver killed in convoy ambush near Nasiriyah. Bulgarian troops ambushed near Camp Lima near Karbala. Two Korean relief workers kidnapped, released in Nasiriyah. Heavy fighting in Nasiriyah as Italian troops struggle to control bridges. Mortar attack on US positions near Kirkuk kills one Iraqi, wounds two. Mahdi Army in control of Kut and Kufa. British mercenary reported killed in Kut. Mahid Army in control of Karbala and Najaf. Three US Marines wounded by RPG fire in Fallujah. Eight Iraqis killed, 12 wounded as US troops open fire on demonstrators in Kirkuk. Heavy fighting continues in Fallujah. Bulgarian soldier wounded in attack near Karbala. US troops in firefight with Shiite militia in central Baquba. Ukrainian troops driven out of Kut. Four Iraqis killed in US air raid in Sadr City. Mahdi Army claims to have captured Coalition soldiers near Najaf. One US soldiers killed, one wounded in fighting near Balad. One US soldier killed by RPG fire in Baghdad. Forty Iraqis killed in helicopter rocket strike on Fallujah mosque. US helicopter crashes in flames near Baquba. Fighting continued across Iraq on Tuesday. Bulgarian defense ministry asks US for reinforcements in Karbala. Fighting causes evacuation of aid workers from Kut. Thursday, April 08, 2004 Fighting spreads to Samawah. Roadside bomb explodes in Baghdad. US convoy attacked near Baghdad. US troops attacked by RPG fire near Karbala. Two Iraqis wounded. Bombs discovered, defused inside Green Zone. Insurgents attack Iraqi police station and police checkpoint in Mosul. Spanish troops fighting insurgents in Najaf. US troops attacked in Tikrit. One Iraqi policeman killed by US fire. Bulgarian base camp near Karbala attacked. Polish and Bulgarian troops engaged in all-night battle in central Karbala. One US Marine killed in fighting near Fallujah. Three Japanese civilians kidnapped by insurgents. Two Israeli Arabs kidnapped by insurgents. British contractor kidnapped near Nasiriyah. Mercenaries in Iraq: "The demand for a private security force in Iraq has increased since the war ended, CPA officials said. There are about 20,000 private security contractors in Iraq including Iraqis, and Americans and other foreigners. That number is expected to grow to 30,000 when the number of US troops is reduced after the planned July 1 handover to Iraqi authorities." Mahdi Army issues ultimatum for Polish and Bulgarian troops to leave Karbala. Sunni and Shi'ite Iraqis march on Fallujah with food, supplies. Mahdi Army claims to hold Spanish and US hostages. Mahdi Army retains control of Najaf and Kut. US helicopter shot down by small arms fire near Baquba. Kazakhstan withdraws troops from Bush's War. More attacks expected on Good Friday. Friday, April 09, 2004 Bulgarian base camp near Karbala under mortar fire. Fifteen Iraqis killed in fighting in central Karbala. US troops retake Kut. Fighting continues in Fallujah despite US cease-fire. More fighting reported in Baquba. Insurgents cut Baghdad - Fallujah supply route at Abu Ghraib. Heavy fighting reported in Najaf. US forces abandon police stations and town hall in Sadr City. Nine killed in attack on US fuel convoy near Abu Ghraib. One US soldier killed in fighting in Samarra. Two US Marines killed in fighting near Fallujah. Four Italian, two American hostages seized in separate incidents near Baghdad . Mortar attack in central Baghdad. One British soldier killed, two wounded in fighting near Amarah. Spanish helicopter kills seven Iraqis at mosque near Kufa. Casualties reported as US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb near Hit. Three Spanish soldiers wounded in ambush near Diwaniyah. Spanish and Salvadoran base "pounded" by mortar fire near Kufa. US mercenary killed in fighting near Hit. British mercenary killed in fighting near Hit. British contractor missing near Nasiriyah. South Korea bans civilian travel to Iraq. Lieutenant AWOL's "greatest coalition ever built" falling apart. ICDC members lured mercenaries butchered in Fallujah into ambush. 450 Iraqis kklilled, 1,000 wounded in Fallujah fighting. Saturday, April 10, 2004 US seeks cease-fire in Fallujah. Street fighting reported in Baghdad’s Adhimya district. Explosions, smoke reported in and around Green Zone. Supply convoy in Baghdad attacked. US tank destroyed by RPG fire near Baghdad. Two ICDC members killed, three kidnapped in checkpoint attack near Kirkuk. Polish troops fighting Mahdi Army near Karbala. Three US Marines killed in fighting near Fallujah. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Mortar attacks on oil facilities near Kirkuk reported. Iraqi Red Crescent official and wife killed in Mosul. American contractor captured by insurgents near Baghdad. Germany reports two embassy staff missing near Fallujah. Twelve insurgents killed in firefight near Mosul. Iraq translator killed in Hilla drive-by shooting. Nine Iraqis killed, 35 wounded in fighting in Baquba. Two US soldiers and seven American contractors missing after yesterday’s convoy ambush near Abu Ghraib. Sunday, April 11, 2004 US helicopter shot down in Baghdad, two US soldiers killed. One US soldier killed in fighting in Baquba. Two German security guards killed in western Iraq. Insurgents threaten to kill US hostage. One US airman killed, two wounded in mortar attack near Balad. “Several” British soldiers reported killed in artillery attack in southern Iraq. Two US intelligence officers reported killed near Fallujah. Gunfire and explosions reported in central Baghdad. IGC member attacked near Hilla, three bodyguards wounded. Multiple firefights reported in Baquba. Six US Marines killed in Al-Anbar province. City hall in Karbala attacked with RPG and small arms fire. Honduran soldier wounded on patrol near Najaf. Four Iraqis killed in firefights with US troops in Kirkuk. Two US Marines wounded by sniper fire in Fallujah. Security contractors attacked near Mosul. Truce reported in Fallujah. ICDC battalion mutinies: “The 620-man 2nd Battalion of the Iraqi Armed Forces refused to fight Monday after members of the unit were shot at in a Shiite Muslim neighborhood in Baghdad while en route to Fallujah, a Sunni Muslim stronghold, said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, the official overseeing the development of Iraqi security forces. The convoy then turned around and returned to the battalion's home on a former Republican Guard base in Taji, a town north of the capital.” Baghdad report on the early stages Iraqi uprising: “On Saturday night, Iraqi police fired into a crowd of demonstrators in Baghdad's Tahrir Square. According to media reports, three demonstrators were killed. So at Sunday's demonstration, when the angry and unarmed crowd of several hundred moved toward them, the US soldiers who guard the hotels from tanks and towers behind blast walls shot into the crowd, injuring at least two people.” Report from Fallujah: “In the areas outside Falluja, the American army controls only what it can shoot. Everything else is up for grabs. In three days of travelling between Falluja and the nearby city of Ramadi, we saw more resistance fighters, often carrying several RPGs and heavy machineguns, than American soldiers. Few bothered to cover their faces.” Seven Chinese citizens kidnapped in Iraq. Fighting resumes near Fallujah. Three US Marines killed in al-Anbar province. "I want heads to roll," US President George W. Bush told top US officials here last week following the murder of four and mutilation of two American contractors in Fallujah. Tuesday, April 13, 2004 One US soldier wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Two US marines killed, eight wounded in Fallujah firefight. One US soldier killed, two wounded in convoy ambush south of Baghdad. US helicopter shot down near Fallujah. One US soldier killed, four wounded in patrol ambush near Samarra. Three US Marines killed in al-Anbar province. Two Iraqi policemen killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. Romanian security guard killed, one wounded in ambush near Hilla. Eight Russian citizens kidnapped in Iraq. Three Kurds killed in gunfight with Iraqi police near Mosul. Spanish troops attacked, mortared near Kufa. Four Italian security guards taken hostage by insurgents near Fallujah. Report that another US helicopter crashes near Fallujah. General Abazaid says he needs two more combat brigades “if not more.” New Zealand troops remain in base camp due to hostilities in Iraq. Al-Sadr’s top aide in Baghdad arrested by US troops. CPA relinquishes control of Najaf. US losing control of supply routes in Iraq. Bulgarian president tells soldiers’ families that he is considering pulling out of Karbala. Germany warns citizens to leave Iraq. Australia warns citizens to stay out of Iraq. French government tells citizens to leave Iraq. Poland considers troop cuts in Iraq. Mahdi Army tells Bulgarians to stop patrols in Karbala. Wednesday, April 14, 2004 One US Marine killed, three wounded at helicopter crash site near Fallujah. US convoy attacked near Baghdad airport, troops open fire on looters. Heavy fighting reported in Fallujah. Katyusha fire at Mosul police station kills four, wounds six. Bulgarian patrol attacked in Karbala. Spanish troops under mortar fire near Najaf. Western journalists seldom venture beyond Baghdad due to lack of security. US troops assemble near Najaf in preparation for urban assault. Two South African mercenaries killed in last week’s fighting near Kut. Eighteen female US soldiers have been killed in direct combat since the beginning of Bush’s War. Philippine government considers withdrawing troops from Iraq. Japan advises journalists to leave Iraq. Russia evacuates citizens from Iraq. Thursday, April 15, 2004 Italian hostage killed by insurgents. One US soldier killed, five wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. Iranian diplomat assassinated in Baghdad. One US soldier killed in unspecified action near Mosul. Four Iraqis killed, six wounded in mortar attack in Mosul. Fighting continues in Fallujah. Rockets strike house in Baquba, killing three Iraqis, wounding two. Insurgents demolish bridges on US supply routes. Contractors haul ass out of Iraq. Sunday, April 18, 2004 Three US soldiers killed, three wounded by RPG fire in Baghdad. Three US soldiers killed in convoy ambush near Diniwayah. One US soldier killed, two wounded by anti-tank mine near Tikrit. Five Iraqis killed by US shellfire near Karma. Six US Marines killed, nine wounded in heavy fighting near Husaybah. One “coalition” soldier killed in fighting near Najaf. Two Iraqis killed, US soldier and two contractors wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Explosions reported near Green Zone in Baghdad. Salvadoran troops under siege in Najaf. Two British soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near al-Amarah. Tensions high in Karbala. Monday, April 19, 2004 One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Polish troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Spanish troops under mortar fire near Najaf and Diwaniyah. Swedish embassy in Baghdad hit by mortar fire. Two British soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near al-Amarah. Mortar attack in Baghdad kills Iraqi mother and son. Two US soldiers killed in separate accidents in Iraq. Spain orders immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq. “A US soldier shot dead Sunday the daughter of an influential local tribal chief who was minding sheep near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a police officer told AFP.” Thursday, April 22, 2004 Four British soldiers wounded by car bomb near Zubair. Sixty-eight Iraqis killed in four car bombings near Basra. Twenty-two Iraqis killed, 90 wounded in mortar barrage at Abu Ghraib prison. Kidnapped Danish businessman executed in Iraq. Dutch troops under mortar fire near Samawah. One Iraqi killed in incident at Dutch checkpoint near Ar Rumaytah. Nine Iraqis killed, three US Marines wounded in fighting near Fallujah. Four insurgents killed, one US soldier wounded in firefight near Jebel Himrin. Spaniard assassinated, Iraqi translator wounded in Baghdad. French journalist killed in Baghdad. Saturday, April 24, 2004 One Bulgarian soldier killed in convoy ambush near Karbala. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Five US soldiers killed, six wounded in rocket attack near Taji. Explosions, firefights reported in Karbala. One Iraqi killed, three wounded after US troops open fire in Sadr City. Four Iraqi policemen killed, 16 wounded by car bomb at US base near Tikrit. Nine Iraqis killed in mortar attack on Baghdad market. Iraqi translator and her husband assassinated near Baghdad. Three Iraqi police wounded in RPG attack near Baquba. One Italian soldier wounded in ambush near Nasiriyah. Al-Sadr threatens to retaliate with suicide bombers if US troops move into Najaf. Sunday, April 25, 2004 Two US sailors killed, five wounded in Persian Gulf boat attack. Fourteen Iraqis killed in roadside bomb attack near Baghdad. Four children killed, two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad patrol ambush. Rocket attack on Mosul hospital kills two, wounds ten Iraqis. Eleven insurgents killed in Fallujah ambush. Rocket attack reported at Mosul television station. Two hotels struck by rocket attacks in Mosul. Four Iraqis killed, 11 wounded. Bulgarian troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Two US soldiers killed by RPG fire near Kut. Monday, April 26, 2004 Bulgarian President gets the Wolfowitz Welcome near Karbala. Spanish troops kill two insurgents in Diwaniyah firefight. US convoy attacked by roadside bomb near Fallujah; witnesses report US casualties. One US soldier killed, three wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Firefights erupt as US Marines begin patrols in Fallujah. Ten US soldiers wounded in Baghdad bombing. One Iraqi policeman killed, five Iraqis wounded by RPG fire in Kirkuk. Bulgarian troops under mortar fire near Karbala. British soldier wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Basra. Ten US Marines wounded in Fallujah firefight. Attacks against Coalition troops now average 37 to 42 each day. US troops enter Najaf to relieve withdrawing Spanish garrison. Britain considers sending 2,000 more troops to Iraq. Georgia increases troop contingent in Iraq. US troops will assume control of Najaf and Kadisija provinces after Spanish withdrawal. Slovakia reviews troop commitment in Iraq. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 US troops fighting al-Sadr’s militia near Kufa. One US Marine killed, eight wounded in fighting near Fallujah. Heavy fighting breaks out near Najaf. Fighting continues near Fallujah. Two US soldiers were killed and five wounded in yesterday’s explosion in Baghdad. Bulgaria says its troops are unprepared for fighting in Iraq. US Army provides security for security contractors. Iraqi group threatens to kill Italian hostages. Thailand considers withdrawing troops from Iraq. Spanish troops evacuate Najaf. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Fighting continues in Fallujah. One US soldier killed, one wounded in Baghdad ambush. One Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in ambush near Zubadia. Two US security contractors killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Iraq. Attempted assassination of Iraqi police chief reported in Baghdad. Filipino workers bolt Mosul, claim they were tricked into working in a war zone. Pipeline attacks often unreported: “The list, by no means complete, reports 35 major and severely damaging attacks from June 12 to the end of the year and gives a total of eight major attacks from January 2004 through April, a major attack taking place on March 25, when there was a blast at the main oil well in northern Iraq that feeds exports through Qazzaz, a chief installation of the Northern Iraqi Oil Company that caused ‘massive damage,’ according to a company official quoted by Luft. An executive of Hess Oil, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed this: ‘These security arrangements of ours aren't working, nor are they preventing sabotage. The pipelines remain very vulnerable, and the attacks on pipelines simply aren't being reported.’ Basra oil facility attack drives up petroleum prices worldwide. Thursday, April 29, 2004 South African security contractor shot in Basra. Eight US soldiers killed, four wounded by car bomb near Mahmudiyah. One US soldier killed by RPG fire in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. Five Iraqi policemen killed in attack on police chief's residence in Mosul. Iraqi driver killed in attack on employees of US-run Iraqi Media Network in Mosul. US troops under mortar, small arms fire near Najaf. May 2004 Saturday, May 01, 2004 Two US sailors killed near Fallujah. Two US Marines killed, six wounded by car bomb near Fallujah. South African security contractor killed in Fallujah. Filipino truck driver killed in ambush near Erbil. Two security contractors killed, five wounded by roadside bomb in Mosul. Police colonel and municipal official assassinated in Baghdad. Municipal councilman wounded in assassination attempt in Baquba. One US soldier, two wounded killed by roadside bomb ambush near Mosul. 1,361 Iraqis killed in April. US Marines withdraw from Fallujah. Sunday, May 02, 2004 Two US soldiers killed in convoy ambush near Amarah. Two US soldiers killed, one US soldier and two Iraqi policemen wounded in Baghdad attack. US troops under mortar fire near Najaf. Two Fijian security contractors killed in northern Iraq. US convoy attacked with roadside bomb and mortar fire near Baghdad. Six British soldiers wounded, five Iraqis killed in ambush near Amarah. UK deploys another 4,000 troops to Iraq. Sunday, May 09, 2004 Seven Iraqis killed in explosion at Baghdad market. One US soldier killed, one soldier wounded in mortar attack near Mosul. Three Iraqis killed in bomb attack in Baquba. One US soldier killed in mortar attack near Mosul. British troops under mortar fore near Amarah. Nine British soldiers wounded in fighting near Basra. Two Polish soldiers killed in fighting near Karbala. Fighting reported as US troops enter Karbala. Seven Iraqis wounded by roadside bomb near Ramadi. Iraqi judge assassinated near Hilla. US troop convoy ambushed near Baghdad. Monday, May 10, 2004 Two killed, three wounded in attempted assassination of Iraqi governor near Baquba. South African, New Zealand contractors and one Iraqi killed in Kirkuk. Eight wounded in bombing at Baghdad hotel. Nineteen Iraqis killed in fighting in Sadr City. Insurgents assassinate Iraqi police colonel near Baquba. Three Iraqi policemen killed in Baghdad gun and bomb attacks. Shiite militia take control of Sadr City. US aircraft bomb al-Sadr’s offices in Sadr City. Two Iraqis killed, ten wounded as US tanks enter Kufa. Oil pipeline in flames near Basra. Bulgarian troops under grenade attack near Karbala. Tuesday, May 11, 2004 One Russian contractor killed, two kidnapped in ambush near Latifiyah. Four Iraqis killed, 22 wounded by bomb in Kirkuk market. One Dutch soldier killed, one wounded in ambush near Samawah. US troops ambushed in Mosul. One Iraqi child killed. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. One US soldier dies from wounds received in ambush near Mosul. Explosion reported on oil pipeline near Musayyib. Thirty-five Iraqis killed in fighting in Sadr City. Five Iraqis killed, 14 wounded in fighting near Kufa. US civilian found dead near Baghdad. KBR convoy ambushed near al-Rutba. Wednesday, May 12, 2004 One Iraqi killed, three wounded in attack on ICDC patrol near Baquba. Insurgents destroy Iraqi police station near Samarra. Fourteen Iraqis killed in fighting near Kufa. Twenty-five Iraqis killed, seven US soldiers wounded in fighting near Karbala. One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Four Filipino workers killed in mortar attack on US base near Balad. US applies “Fallujah Solution” to crisis in Najaf. Thursday, May 13, 2004 Two Iraqis killed in continued fighting near Najaf. Two Turkish contractors killed in Mosul. One Filipino worker killed, four wounded in mortar attack near Balad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Italian embassy under mortar fire in Baghdad. Heavy fighting near Karbala. Rocket attack sets oil refinery ablaze in Baghdad. One Iraqi wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. Saturday, May 15, 2004 Heavy fighting reported in Najaf. Shite shrine, cemetery damaged. Sixteen insurgents killed, two British soldiers wounded in three coordinated ambushes near Amara. Insurgents control bridges, besiege CPA offices in central Nasiriyah. Fighting reported as Shi’ite militia seal off central Samawah. US forces in Iraq face 50 attacks per day. One US soldier killed in mortar attack near Baghdad. One US soldier killed by sniper fire near Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed, 18 wounded in mortar attack on Mosul recruiting office. One US soldier killed, one wounded by car bomb ambush near Balad. Two Iraqi insurgents killed in heavy fighting near Karbala. Two British soldiers wounded by RPG fire near Amara. CJTF7 reports five separate mortar attacks in central Baghdad. Sunday, May 16, 2004 Three Iraqi civilians killed in rocket attack on British camp near Basra. Explosions reported in central Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bombing in Baghdad. Eighteen insurgents killed in fighting in Sadr City. Fighting reported in Karbala. Three Iraqi women working for US coalition assassinated in Baghdad. Home of Iraqi translator bombed in Kut. Iraqi translator assassinated near Mahmudiyah. Monday, May 17, 2004 IGC President assassinated by car bomb in Baghdad. Ten Italian soldiers wounded as Mahdi Army seizes Nasiriyah. One US soldier killed, two wounded in fighting south of Baghdad. Five Shi’ite militiamen killed in fighting near Karbala. CPA offices in Nasiriyah evacuated. Relative of Najaf’s new governor assassinated near Kufa. Italy asks US to curtail offensive operations around Karbala, Kufa, and Najaf. “Large-scale” anti-US protests reported in Karbala. Italian soldier dies of wounds received in fighting near Nasiriyah. Philippines forbids citizens from working in Iraq due to poor security. Tuesday, May 18, 2004 British contractor assassinated in Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Nine Iraqi militiamen killed in continued fighting in Karbala. Two foreign civilians killed, one wounded in Mosul shooting. Heavy fighting continues in Najaf. Italian troops re-occupy their base near Nasiriyah. UK sends 3,000 more troops to Iraq. Wednesday, May 19, 2004 One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Four Iraqis killed in fighting in central Karbala. “Since late April, the Iraqi press has reported at least a dozen attempts to kill Iraqis working -- or suspected of working -- with the Americans. On April 28 in Baghdad, a mob hanged three men, each accused of working "as a spy for the enemies of Islam," according to a message left at their feet. The next day, gunmen shot an employee of Baghdad's Sadr City district town hall at his home. The assailants left a letter in his pocket warning against holding a funeral. On May 8, gunmen in Yusufiya, south of Baghdad, killed the head of the town council as he drove on a main street. Farther south in Samawah the next day, gunmen ran the car of the deputy mayor off the road and shot him and three passengers.” Saturday, May 22, 2004 One US soldier killed, three wounded by car bomb near Mahmudiyah. Four Iraqi policemen, one Iraqi civilian killed in attempted assassination in Baghdad. Eighteen Iraqi militiamen killed in heavy fighting in Karbala. Four ICDC members killed in ambush near Baquba. One US soldier killed, two wounded in ambush near Samarra. One US soldier killed, three wounded in Baghdad RPG ambush. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. Heavy fighting continues in Najaf. Three US soldiers wounded in attack on Najaf police station. US troops arrest al-Sadr supporters in Kirkuk. Sunday, May 23, 2004 Iraqi police captain killed in ambush near Baquba. Five Iraqis killed by mortar fire near Basra. Dean of Diyala University escapes assassination attempt near Baquba. Fourteen Iraqis killed in continued fighting near Najaf. Sixteen Iraqis killed in heavy fighting near Kufa. One Iraqi policeman killed, two wounded by bomb ambush near Basra. US Army MPs raid Iraqi police station near Fallujah. Iran sends formal warning to US over actions in Iraq. Monday, May 24, 2004 Car bomb kills four outside Green Zone in Baghdad. Fighting continues in Najaf. One US soldier and one US Marine killed by roadside bomb ambush near Fallujah. Four US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Baghdad. Three Iraqi civilians killed by roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Withdrawing Spanish troops attacked, one soldier wounded. Five US soldiers wounded by explosive devices and small arms fire near Baghdad. Two British security contractors killed in Baghdad RPG attack. Civilian deaths in Iraq: “An Associated Press survey of the deaths in the first 12 months of the occupation found that more than 5,000 Iraqis died violently in Baghdad and in three provinces. The toll from both criminal and political violence ran dramatically higher than the number of violent deaths before the war, according to the statistics from morgues.” Tuesday, May 25, 2004 Turkmen politician assassinated in Kirkuk. One US soldier killed, four wounded in rocket attack near Balad. Eighteen Iraqis killed in fighting in Sadr City. US convoy attacked near Fallujah. Oil pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. Five Iraqis wounded in car bombing at Baghdad hotel. Continued fighting in Najaf, Imam Ali mosque damaged by mortar fire. Two Iraqis killed, 14 wounded in fighting near Kufa. Mortar attacks reported in Mosul. Another hotel in Baghdad bombed; casualties are reported. Iraqi judge gets death threats. Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Two Russian contractors, two Iraqis killed in ambush near Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed, six wounded in mortar attack near Iskandariyah. Six insurgents killed, one US soldier wounded in firefight near Tikrit. Five Iraqis wounded by IED near Balad Ruz. Iraqi police chief wounded in assassination attempt near Baquba. One US soldier wounded in RPG attack on Baghdad police station. Bulgarian troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Nine Iraqis killed in Najaf fighting. Saturday, May 29, 2004 Four Iraqis wounded in mortar attack near Green Zone in Baghdad. Two Japanese journalists, Iraqi interpreter killed in ambush near Mahmudiyah. Five Iraqis killed in fighting near Najaf. One Iraqi killed, four wounded in fighting near Baquba. Two US soldiers wounded in ambush near Kufa. US troops attacked with small arms near Abu Ghraib. Two explosions reported in central Baghdad. US troops mortared near Najaf. ICDC general and family assassinated near Kirkuk. CJTF-7 reports three US Marines killed in al-Anbar province. Two Dutch soldiers wounded in ambush near Samawah. Iraqi police station attacked near Basra. Sunday, May 30, 2004 One US soldier killed, nine wounded in mortar attack “south of Baghdad.” Driver and bodyguard of Iraqi newspaper editor killed in Baghdad. Three US Marines killed in action in al-Anbar province. Four Iraqis wounded in continued fighting in Najaf. Six US soldiers wounded by car bomb near Mosul. Monday, May 31, 2004 Two US soldiers, 20 Iraqi militiamen killed in fighting near Kufa. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb “south of Baghdad.” IGC member assassinated near Baghdad. One Iraqi security guard killed in ambush near Baghdad. Two Westerners killed, three kidnapped in ambush near Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded in fighting near Najaf. Car bomb kills two Iraqis near Green Zone in Baghdad. Japanese military convoy ambushed near Samawah; casualties are reported. Three Iraqis killed, four wounded in mortar attack in Samarra. Two Iraqis killed in mortar attack on US positions near Mosul. Two insurgents killed while planting roadside bomb near Beiji. Five Iraqi policemen wounded by roadside bomb near Basra. June 2004 Tuesday, June 01, 2004 Explosion at PUK offices in Baghdad kills 25 Iraqis. Two US soldiers killed by roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. One ICDC member killed, one wounded in ambush near Baghdad. One US soldier killed in mortar attack near Mosul. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. Car bomb at US base in Beiji kills eleven Iraqis. State of emergency declared in Kirkuk. Wednesday, June 02, 2004 One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Four Iraqis killed, 20 wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Fighting resumes near Kufa. Two Polish contractors kidnapped near Baghdad. Turkish and Egyptian truck drivers kidnapped in Iraq. Three Iraqi contract drives killed in RPG ambush south of Kirkuk. US troops ambushed by RPG fire in Sadr City. Police station near Fallujah mortared; one Iraqi killed, one US Marine wounded. Three Filipino soldiers wounded in ambush near Talayyi. Oil pipeline ablaze near Sherqat. Saturday, June 05, 2004 One US soldier killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Five US soldiers killed, five wounded in Baghdad ambush. Informer’s brother assassinated in Mosul. US troops under mortar and RPG fire at Baghdad police station. CPA worker wounded, two Iraqi guards killed in Baghdad ambush. Italian embassy mortared in Baghdad; one Iraqi killed, three wounded. US troops under RPG and mortar fire near Najaf. Five unidentified Westerners killed in ambush near Mosul. Three Georgian soldiers wounded by mortar fire. US ammunition site destroyed by rocket fire near Kirkuk. Seventeen ICDC recruits wounded by rocket attack in Mosul. Cease-fire reported in Najaf. Marine units suffer high casualties: “Almost 10 percent of Kaifesh's battalion has been wounded, many of them during a three-week siege of the city of Fallujah. That attack was prompted by the April 5 massacre of four American civilian contractors.” Army units suffer high casualties: “The toll is easy to see in Cannon's platoon. It arrived here at full strength in early March; since then, nearly half the platoon has received Purple Hearts for combat wounds, and the unit has lost 10 of its original 39 members, with 2 killed and eight seriously wounded.” Sunday, June 06, 2004 Three security contractors killed in ambush at Baghdad airport. Three Iraqis killed, two US soldiers wounded by car bomb near Taji. Contract driver killed, US soldier wounded by roadside bomb near Haditha. US soldiers attacked at police station in Sadr City. US Marine convoy attacked near Fallujah. Ten Iraqi policemen, two civilians killed in attack on Musayyib police station. Four security contractors killed in Baghdad ambush. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. US Marine dies of wounds received in action in al-Anbar province. Monday, June 07, 2004 One US soldier killed, one wounded in mortar attack near Balad. US Marine base camp near Fallujah under rocket fire. Three Iraqi Arabs killed in two assassination incidents in Kirkuk. Two Iraqi policemen killed, six wounded by roadside bomb near Ramadi. Iraqi police station in Sadr City attacked and demolished. Arab journalists ambushed near Iskandariyah. Two Iraqis killed in accidental RPG detonation near Kut. Great Mosque in Kufa on fire after explosions caused by detonation of insurgent ammunition. Tuesday, June 08, 2004 Car bomb in Mosul kills 10 Iraqis, wounds 100. One US soldier, four Iraqis killed by car bomb near Baquba. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Iskandariyah. Senior Shiite politician assassinated in Baghdad. Three security contractors wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. US troops under mortar fire in Baghdad. One US marine killed in al-Anbar province. Two Polish, two Slovakian, one Latvian soldier killed in de-mining operation near al-Suwariya. Wednesday, June 09, 2004 Eleven Iraqis killed, two wounded in firefight near Fallujah. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Beiji. Oil pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. US convoy attacked in Baghdad. Polish Defense Ministry says Polish, Slovakian and Latvian soldiers were killed by mortar attack. Power plant sabotaged near Baghdad. Two insurgents killed while planting roadside bomb near Baquba. Insurgents mortar Iraqi security forces near Fallujah. Roadside bomb attack against “Westerners” in Ramadi. Saturday, June 12, 2004 Insurgents storm and demolish Iraqi police station near Yusufiyah. Iraqi deputy foreign minister assassinated in Baghdad. Fighting reported in Sadr City. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Coalition troops attacked by RPG and small arms fire near Hilla. Fighting reported in Najaf. Three US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Two US soldiers, two Iraqi policemen wounded by car bombs in Baquba. One US soldier wounded in roadside bomb, small arms ambush near Baquba. Attempted pipeline sabotage reported near Qayyarah. Three hostages killed near Fallujah. US helicopter crashes near Taji. Two soldiers injured. Bulgaria will withdraw from Iraq in 2005. Sunday, June 13, 2004 One US soldier killed, two wounded in ambush near Taji. Four Iraqi policemen and eight Iraqi civilians killed by Baghdad car bomb. Senior Iraqi education ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. Green Zone rocketed in Baghdad. Kurdish religious leader assassinated in Kirkuk. US troops under mortar fire near Baquba. Six Iraqi policemen wounded in Kirkuk ambush. Iraqi border guard chief escapes assassination attempt in Baghdad. US convoy ambushed near Fallujah. Senior police officer wounded in assassination attempt near Baquba. Iraqi university professor assassinated in Baghdad. Monday, June 14, 2004 Car bomb in Baghdad kills 13, including five contractors. Former Ba’athist assassinated in Kirkuk. Civilian convoy ambushed by car bomb near Iskandariyah. Former Ba’athist assassinated near Baquba. Two employees of US-funded al-Iraqiya television killed in western Iraq. New Zealand troops under mortar fire near Basra. Five Iraqis killed in fighting in Sadr City. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 Five Kurdish Iraqi Army recruits killed near Samarra. Anti-US rioting follows Baghdad car bombing. US troops under mortar fire near Mosul. One civilian contractor killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed, four wounded by roadside bomb near Salman Pak. One Iraqi policeman killed in attack on Mosul police station. Four ICDC members killed by roadside bomb near Mosul. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb near Fallujah. Five Iraqis killed in fighting with US troops near Ramadi. Bomb explodes at intersection near Baghdad airport. US troops under mortar fire near Karbala. US forces arrest al-Sadr aide in Karbala. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 Two oil pilelines sabotaged near Basra. Oil pipeline near Kirkuk sabotaged. One Iraqi killed in car bombing at US base near Hilla. Two contractors killed in ambush near Baghdad. Oil company security chief assassinated near Kirkuk. Iraqi police official assassinated near Hilla. US patrol ambushed near Kut. Four Iraqis killed by Ramadi car bomb targeting Iraqi police. Thailand to withdraw troops from Iraq by September. Saturday, June 19, 2004 Car bomb kills 35, wounds 141 in Baghdad. One US soldier killed in firefight near Baquba. One Portuguese contractor, one Iraqi policeman killed by roadside bomb near Basra. One US soldier killed, civilian contractor wounded in mortar attack near Baghdad. Three Iraqis killed, three US soldiers wounded in coordinated ambush near Baghdad. One British soldier, two Filipino contractors wounded in mortar attack near Amarah. US troops attacked at Samarra police station. Two US soldiers wounded in fighting near Baquba. Three Iraqi civilians wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Mosul. Four Iraqi policemen killed by bomb in Nasiriyah. Hungarian soldier killed in ambush near Hilla. Three US soldiers killed, 23 wounded in rocket attack near Balad. Twenty Iraqis killed in US airstrike in Fallujah. RPG Alley: “Scores of U.S. military convoys and Western contractors have been hit in sophisticated guerrilla ambushes that have claimed dozens of lives along the thoroughfare. ‘According to the latest information, there is one successful attack every two days on that road. It is a high risk area,’ said one of the hundreds of Western security consultants hired to protect foreigners in Iraq.” Sunday, June 20, 2004 City councilman assassinated in Tikrit. Ten Iraqis killed in firefight with US troops near Samarra. Two Iraqi policemen killed in Baghdad bombing. Ten Iraqi Arab taxi drivers kidnapped by Iraqi Kurds near Samarra. Three Iraqis wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed in mortar attack near Diyalah. Five Iraqi police officers killed in US airstrike in Samarra. British troops foil attempted car bombing near Basra. One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Seventeen Iraqis killed in attempted assassination of Health Minister in Baghdad. British troops engaged in firefights near Amarah. Ethnic cleansing: “The Kurdish migration appears to be causing widespread misery, with Arabs complaining of expulsions and even murders at the hands of Kurdish returnees. Many of the Kurdish refugees themselves are gathered in crowded camps. American officials say as many as 100,000 Arabs have fled their homes in north-central Iraq and are now scattered in squalid camps across the center of the country. With the anti-American insurgency raging across much of the same area, the Arab refugees appear to be receiving neither food nor shelter from the Iraqi government, relief organizations or American forces.” Monday, June 21, 2004 Four US soldiers killed in ambush near Ramadi. Two ICDC soldiers killed, 11 wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Turkish truck driver killed in ambush in Iraq. Home of Iraqi interior minister mortared near Samarra. Explosions and gunfire reported in Samawah. Four insurgents killed in fighting near Samarra. Military judge declares Abu Ghraib a crime scene. Tuesday, June 22, 2004 Three US soldiers wounded in two ambushes near Baquba. One US soldier killed, six wounded in mortar attack near Baghdad. Five Iraqis killed in roadside bomb ambush near Mosul. Fifty insurgents storm and demolish Iraqi police station near Iskandariyah. Iraqi bomb disposal expert wounded near Mosul. City council member assassinated near Tikrit. Two local council members assassinated in Baghdad. Iraqi university dean and spouse assassinated in Mosul. Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Two Iraqis killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad hospital. South Korean hostage beheaded near Fallujah. Four Iraqis killed, six wounded in air strike near Fallujah. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in ambush near Balad. Two Iraqis killed in insurgent attack in Khaldiyah. Two Iraqi translators assassinated near Basra. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Beiji. Bulgarian troops ambushed near Karbala. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed. Iraqi policeman killed by roadside bomb near Baquba. Two Iraqi policemen killed in Ramadi drive-by shooting. AQ threatens to assassinate Iraqi interim prime minister. List of foreigners kidnapped in Iraq. Saturday, June 26, 2004 Seven Iraqis killed in three attacks in Baquba. One US soldier killed in Baghdad ambush. One Iraqi Kurd killed, 40 wounded by car bomb in Arbil. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. US troops reported fighting insurgents in Diyala province. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded in ambush near Kirkuk. Fighting and airstrikes reported in Fallujah. Explosions reported in Baghdad. Five ICDC recruits wounded in mortar attack near Mosul. Two decapitated bodies discovered near Kirkuk. Three Iraqi policemen killed, one wounded in RPG attack in Baquba. US convoy ambushed in Najaf. Sunday, June 27, 2004 Forty Iraqis killed, 22 wounded by two car bombs in Hilla. Two ICDC members, one Iraqi policeman killed in ambushes near Mahmudiyah. Oil pipeline bombed near Latifiyah. Explosions, smoke, reported in Green Zone in Baghdad. Insurgents threaten three Turks with beheading. Coalition patrol ambushed near Hindiyah. Monday, June 28, 2004 Insurgents capture US Marine near Fallujah, threaten beheading. One British soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Basra. US contractor killed as RAAF C-130 is hit by ground fire near Baghdad. Six ICDC members killed in attack near Baquba. One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Two Iraqi children killed in mortar attack near Baghdad. One US soldier killed in rocket attack near Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman killed in mortar attack in Mosul. Five Kurdish peshmerga wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. Insurgents threaten Pakistani contractor with beheading. British security contractor killed in Baghdad ambush. Tuesday, June 29, 2004 US prisoner of war executed. Three US Marines killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. US patrol ambushed in Baghdad; one Iraqi killed. Senior police official wounded in assassination attempt near Kirkuk. One Iraqi policeman killed in attack on police station in Mahmudiyah. Fighting reported in Ramadi. Explosions reported near Green Zone in Baghdad. Two Iraqi civilians killed in roadside bomb attack against US convoy in Baquba. Wednesday, June 30, 2004 US troops mortared near Balad. Two Iraqis wounded in car bomb attack on Samawah police station. Eleven US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Baghdad airport. British security contractor killed in ambush near Mosul. Two insurgents killed in attack on Baghdad police station. Two insurgents killed building a bomb in Baquba. US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Thailand begins troop withdrawal from Iraq. July 2004 Saturday, July 03, 2004 One US Marine dies of wounds in al-Anbar province. One US Marine killed in action near Fallujah. Two insurgents killed in fighting near Beiji. Three central Baghdad hotels rocketed. Car bomb factory discovered in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. Three Iraqis killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad airport. Rocket attacks reported on Indonesian embassy and Islamic Party offices in Baghdad. Finance ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Basra. Five ICDC members killed, five wounded in insurgent attack near Mahmudiyah. Sunday, July 04, 2004 US prisoner of war executed. British soldier wounded by roadside bomb near Basra. Iraqi policeman killed in attack on Mosul checkpoint. US troops attacked at Beiji police station. Car bomb attack kills three in Baquba. US convoy attacked with car bomb near Baghdad. Education ministry employee’s home bombed in Baghdad. One British soldier wounded in RPG attack near Basra. Monday, July 05, 2004 Oil pipeline sabotaged near Hawijat al-Fallujah. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Karbala. One Iraqi killed in rocket attack in Basra. Two relatives of Baquba district head assassinated. US convoy attacked near Samawah, one Iraqi wounded. Five Iraqis wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. US fuel convoy ambushed by RPG fire near Baghdad. Seven Iraqis killed in bomb attack on Iraqi Army convoy in Baghdad. Polish troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Karbala. Tuesday, July 06, 2004 Three US Marines killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Twelve Iraqis killed in US airstrike in Fallujah. Two US helicopter pilots wounded by ground fire near Fallujah. Iraqi police kill two car bombers near Sulimaniyah. US troops kill Iraqi child at Baghdad checkpoint. More explosions reported near Fallujah. Foreign fighters: “Suspected foreign fighters account for less than 2 percent of the 5,700 captives being held as security threats in Iraq, one of the strongest indications yet that Iraqis are largely responsible for the stubborn anti-U.S. insurgency.” Wednesday, July 07, 2004 Four US Marines killed in action in al-Anbar province. Heavy fighting reported in Baghdad. Son of Ramadi city council chief assassinated. Six Iraqis wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. Fourteen Iraqis killed, 70 wounded in car bombing near Baquba. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in ambush near Latifiyah. Convoy ambushed by roadside bomb near Basra. One Iraqi killed. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. Iraqi police defuse car bomb in Baghdad. Four Iraqis wounded in attack on police checkpoint near Kirkuk. Saturday, July 10, 2004 One Iraqi child killed in Baghdad mortar attack. Two Iraqis killed in Samarra mortar attack. One US soldier killed in Baghdad ambush. Two Turkish truck drivers killed in ambush near Samarra. Insurgents reportedly beheaded three hostages. Liquor shops bombed in Baquba. Two insurgents killed in firefight near Ramadi. Two Bulgarians kidnapped by insurgents in near Mosul. Five US soldiers, two ICDC members killed in Samarra mortar attack. Iraqi working for US forces mutilated near Mosul. One US soldier wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. Iraqi interpreter taken hostage near Ramadi. Iraqi wounded in roadside bomb ambush of US convoy near Baquba. Gas pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. Iraqi guard killed in attack in Kirkuk. Philippines will withdraw troops from Iraq next month. Insurgency growing. “The Iraq insurgency is far larger than the 5,000 guerrillas previously thought to be at its core, U.S. military officials say, and it's being led by well-armed Iraqi Sunnis angry at being pushed from power alongside Saddam Hussein. Although U.S. military analysts disagree over the exact size, dozens of regional cells, often led by tribal sheiks and inspired by Sunni Muslim imams, can call upon part-time fighters to boost forces to as high as 20,000 — an estimate reflected in the insurgency's continued strength after U.S. forces killed as many as 4,000 in April alone.” Sunday, July 11, 2004 Iraqi translator working for US forces killed near Kirkuk. Four US Marines killed in al-Anbar province. Iraqi police captain wounded in ambush near Kirkuk. Movie theater firebombed in Kirkuk. Iraqi police foil pipeline sabotage near Karbala. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Mosul. Blowback: “An increasing number of Saudis who crossed the border into Iraq to fight the U.S.-led military occupation are returning home to plot attacks against the Saudi government and Western targets in the desert kingdom, according to Western counterterrorism officials and Saudis with ties to militant groups. The Iraq veterans are serving as fresh recruits for an underground network in Saudi Arabia that, until recently, was led by an older generation of fighters that had trained in Afghanistan and was closely connected to al-Qaida and its founder, Saudi native Osama bin Laden.” Monday, July 12, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, three wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. Shi’ite political leader assassinated near Musayyib. Two Iraqis killed by US troops near Hilla. US troops attacked with small arms, RPG fire in Baghdad. Abu Ghraib prison mortared, one wounded. Explosions, smoke reported in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Tuesday, July 13, 2004 Turkish truck driver, Iraqi civilian killed in attack on US convoy near Baiji. US patrol attacked in Baghdad. Iraqi police launch security sweep in Baghdad. Explosions reported in central Baghdad. US convoy ambushed by roadside bombs near Baghdad. One Iraqi soldier killed, nine wounded in ambush near Mosul. US convoy ambushed by car bomb near Ramadi. US patrol ambushed near Mosul. Iraqi government official assassinated in Baghdad. Little Fallujahs. “One especially disturbing trend, from the U.S. standpoint, is the intermingling of conservative religious ideology with the insurgency. Fighters are regularly acclaimed as mujahedin, or holy warriors, their exploits celebrated in teahouses, living rooms and mosques. The conservative Salafi, Wahhabi and Sufi teachings that have proliferated in Sunni Iraq since the fall of the regime last year provide a moral basis for the armed opposition.” Philippines announces immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq. Wednesday, July 14, 2004 Iraqi Olympic head survives assassination attempt in Baghdad. Ten Iraqis killed, 40 wounded by car bomb in central Baghdad. Bulgarian hostage reported executed by insurgents. One Iraqi killed, one wounded in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Two ICDC members killed, 14 wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Iraqi police ambushed in Mosul. Mahdi Army controls Sadr City. Saturday, July 17, 2004 One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. One US Marine wounded by mortar fire near Fallujah. Five Iraqis killed in attempted assassination of Iraqi Justice Minister in Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed, 25 wounded by car bomb at ICDC headquarters in Mahmudiyah. Powerful explosion reported in Baghdad. One US soldier, four Iraqi civilians wounded in Baghdad convoy ambush. Ten Iraqis killed, 27 wounded by car bomb at Haditha police station. Iraqi child killed, seven Iraqis wounded in firefight near Abu Ghraib. Thirteen Iraqis wounded in fighting near Fallujah. Oil pipeline mortared near Kirkuk. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Beiji. Iraqi policeman killed in Kirkuk. Iraqi policeman killed near Baghdad. Two oil pipelines sabotaged near Basra. Ninevah provincial governor assassinated in ambush near Mosul. Pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. Four Iraqi civilians killed in mortar attack near Kirkuk. Second Bulgarian hostage reported executed. Six killed in rocket attack on refugee camp near Kirkuk. Jordanian truck driver killed by insurgents near Ramadi. Sunday, July 18, 2004 Eleven killed in air strike in Fallujah. Four Iraqi policemen wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in attack on police station near Hawija. Iraqi police chief assassinated near Iskandariyah. Insurgent killed attempting to sabotage gas pipeline near Baghdad. Sunni cleric assassinated in Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen killed, five wounded in two Tikrit car bombings. Three British troops wounded in mortar attack near Basra. Monday, July 19, 2004 Ten Iraqis killed by truck bomb at Baghdad police station. Police chief kidnapped, assassinated in Fallujah. RPG attack on Baghdad police station wounds one. One US soldier wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Senior Iraqi defense ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. One Turkish driver killed, one missing in convoy ambush near Mosul. Two Iraqis wounded by bomb near Baquba. Turkmenistan broadcaster killed in ambush near Mosul. Bloody July: “Since the June 28 handover of power, the 160,000 coalition forces have averaged more than two deaths a day, among the highest rate of losses since the war began 15 months ago. By Saturday, 36 US soldiers had died this month, compared with 42 last month, according to a Globe analysis of official statistics.” Poland plans to reduce troop levels in January. Philippines completes withdrawal from Iraq. Tuesday, July 20, 2004 Basra provincial governor assassinated. Pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. Four Iraqis killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. One British airman killed, two injured in helicopter crash near Basra. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 One US soldier killed, six wounded by roadside bomb near Duluiyah. Two US soldiers die of wounds received in al-Anbar province. One Iraqi policeman killed by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. Two Iraqis killed, seven wounded if fighting near Samarra. Two US Marines killed in action near Fallujah. Iraqi scientist assassinated near Samarra. Heavy fighting reported in Samarra. Four Iraqi policemen wounded in bomb ambush near Baquba. Saturday, July 24, 2004 Senior Egyptian diplomat seized by insurgents in Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Samarra. One US soldier and 13 US Marines wounded in heavy fighting near Ramadi. Five Iraqi civilians wounded in US air strike in Fallujah. US patrol ambushed near Abu Ghraib. Retired Iraqi general assassinated near Mosul. Six Iraqis wounded by bomb in Baghdad. Eight Iraqis wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Two Iraqis wounded in two separate attacks in Kirkuk. Two Iraqis wounded in firefight with US troops in Baghdad. Oil pipeline ablaze near Samarra. One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. US patrol ambushed in Samarra. Baghdad police chief ambushed near Mahmudiyah. Two bodyguards killed. US troops under mortar fire near Samarra. Insurgents kidnap Iraqi construction official in Baghdad. Iraqi police and US troops foil car bomb attack in Mosul. Sunday, July 25, 2004 One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Beiji. Former Ba’athist official assassinated in Baghdad. Thirteen insurgents killed in heavy fighting near Baquba. Five Iraqis killed in ambushes and assassinations near Kirkuk. Iraqi translator working for US forces assassinated near Baquba. Car bomb detonates on Baghdad highway. Two Iraqi policemen killed near Mahmudiyah. Monday, July 26, 2004 Three Iraqis killed, five US soldiers, three Iraqi policemen wounded by car bomb in Mosul. One Iraqi wounded in three Baghdad mortar attacks. Two Iraqis working for British forces killed in Basra. Iraqi interior ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. Insurgents threaten to kill two Pakistani hostages. Jordanian Insurgents kidnap two truck drivers. Daily bombings reported in Baghdad. “A heavy sense of dread hangs over the morning rush hour in Baghdad as Iraqis brace for the near daily explosion in a deadly game of Russian roulette, but most refuse to let the violence keep them at home.” Tuesday, July 27, 2004 One Iraqi civilian killed, 14 US soldiers wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. Iraqi hospital director assassinated near Mahmudiyah. Oil pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. Iraqi interior ministry official assassinated near Latifiyah. “Several” Iraqis wounded by bomb in Tikrit. One US soldier wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Filipino contractor wounded in rocket attack on US base near Balad. Six Iraqis wounded in explosion near Fallujah. Insurgents threaten to close Amman – Baghdad main supply route. “United States aircraft dropped leaflets on the rebellious Iraqi city of Fallujah on Tuesday, warning residents they will lose $102-million (about R637-million) in rebuilding funds if they do not halt attacks and allow US troops to enter freely.” The most dangerous jobs in Iraq: “Several assassination attempts against high-ranking officials in the emerging Iraqi government, some successful, have been widely publicized. But insurgents also are waging a campaign of intimidation and assassination against Iraqis who work for the U.S. in relatively low-level jobs. Dozens have been killed: laundry workers, interpreters, construction workers, security guards and general laborers. Low-ranking police officers and soldiers in the Iraqi National also are targets, even when off-duty.” Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Fifty-one Iraqis killed, 55 wounded by car bomb at Baquba police station. One US soldier killed, three wounded by roadside bomb near Balad. Seven Iraqi soldiers killed, 10 wounded in firefight near Suwariya. Indian truck driver wounded in convoy ambush near Fallujah. Iraqi policeman assassinated in Kirkuk. Nine Iraqis wounded in roadside bomb attack against US convoy near Baquba. Bulgarian troops mortared near Karbala. Bomb explodes at entrance to Polish base camp near Hilla. Two insurgents killed in attempted pipeline sabotage near Kirkuk. Jordanian company pulls out of Iraq to save kidnapped employees. Foreign truck drivers refuse to deliver goods in Iraq. Saturday, July 31, 2004 Iraqi chief of a teachers’ college assassinated near Baghdad. Twenty insurgents killed in heavy fighting near Fallujah. Two Pakistani hostages executed by insurgents. One Polish soldier killed, eight wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Madlul. One US soldier killed in ambush near Hawija. US troops under rocket attack near Tikrit. Italian soldiers in firefight near Nasiriyah. Eleven US Marines wounded, two US helicopters damaged in multiple attacks near Ramadi. US Marines under mortar fire near Fallujah. Bulgarian troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Two Iraqi children wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. Ransom demands: “The governor of Iraq's Al-Anbar province said on Saturday that he would happily resign if kidnappers released three of his sons, snatched from their home by gunmen four days ago. ‘I am ready to give in to your demands, and if you believe my presence in Ramadi does not serve the interests of the region, I am ready to go,’ said Abdel Karim Berges in an open letter to the province.” August 2004 Sunday, August 01, 2004 Car bomb at Mosul police station kills five Iraqis, wounds 50. Heavy fighting continues in Fallujah; 10 Iraqis killed, 40 wounded. Two Iraqis killed, two wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Kirkuk airport under rocket fire. Four US soldiers wounded in patrol ambush near Samarra. US troops under mortar fire in central Baghdad. Three US convoys ambushed near Fallujah. US Marines repel insurgent attack near Fallujah. Two Iraqi policemen killed, three wounded in ambush near Haswah. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. US troops arrest al-Sadr aide in Karbala. Iraqi police: “Insurgents see police as collaborators with U.S.-led forces, who are struggling to restore order. They've blown up police stations all over the country, sometimes disguised as cops. They've gunned down officers in drive-by shootings as they left home for work, and they've battered police stations with mortar barrages and rocket-propelled grenades. From April 2003 to May 2004 alone, 710 Iraqi police were killed out of a total force of 130,000 officers, authorities said.” Monday, August 02, 2004 Four churches bombed in Baghdad; ten Iraqis killed, 40 wounded. One US soldier dies of wounds received in roadside bomb ambush near Samarra. Two Iraqis killed, 15 wounded in church bombing in Mosul. Three Iraqi policemen killed, four wounded in drive-by shooting in Kirkuk. Explosion reported in Christian neighborhood of Kirkuk. Electricity riots reported in Najaf. Three Iraqi civilians wounded in fighting between police and insurgents in Ramadi. Insurgents execute Turkish hostage. Poland discusses reducing military force in Iraq with Colin Powell. India considers evacuating citizens from Iraq. Turkish transportation companies halt operations in Iraq. Tuesday, August 03, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in Baghdad roadside bomb ambush. Iraqi police chief killed, two policemen wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Another roadside bombing reported in Baghdad. One US Marine killed, six wounded in mortar attack and patrol ambush near Fallujah. One Iraqi killed, two wounded as US troops raid al-Sadr’s home in Kufa. Major pipeline attack reported near Beiji. Three Iraqi soldiers killed, four wounded by car bomb near Baquba. Iraqi police repel insurgent attack on police station near Kirkuk. CENTCOM reports another US Marine died from wounds received in fighting in al-Anbar province. Saturday, August 07, 2004 Two US Marines killed, 12 wounded in heavy fighting in Najaf. One US soldier killed in Baghdad ambush. Sixteen US soldiers wounded in four Baghdad attacks. Italian and Romanian troops in firefights near Nasiriyah. British troops fighting Madhi Army insurgents in central Basra. US helicopter shot down in Najaf. Two US soldiers wounded. US convoy ambushed near Samarra. British troops fighting insurgents in Amarah. Twelve killed in fighting between Iraqi police and insurgents in Mosul. Oil, culture and youth and sports ministries mortared in Baghdad. US hostage reportedly executed in Iraq. Heavy fighting continues in Sadr City. Insurgents attack governor’s residents in Basra with mortar and small arms fire. Two Turkish hostages executed. Five Iraqis wounded by mortar fire in Baghdad. US troops launch anti-insurgency operation in Samarra. Heavy fighting reported. Iraqi interim government closes Al-Jazeera offices in Baghdad for one month. Report from Najaf: “U.S. helicopter gunships and fighter jets pounded Shiite Muslim insurgents hiding in a sprawling cemetery Friday in the most intense fighting in this holy city since the fall of Saddam Hussein. The U.S. military said 300 militants were killed in the past two days… The Najaf fighting dwarfed the clashes seen in the spring, residents said. Two U.S. Marines and an American soldier were killed in Najaf on Thursday, and 12 troops were wounded, the military said. The two days of fighting in Najaf also killed at least 13 civilians and wounded 58 others, according to hospital officials.” Sunday, August 08, 2004 Danish patrol ambushed near Qurnah. Two Iraqis killed, seven wounded. Iraqi police raid al-Sadr’s home in Najaf. Iraqi soldier killed by roadside bomb near Baquba. Twenty-one Iraqis killed in continued fighting in Najaf. Twenty-two Iraqis killed in continued fighting in Sadr City. Iraqi child killed by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. Insurgents and Iraqi police fighting in Amarah. US convoy ambushed near Samarra, one driver missing. Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Iraq. Monday, August 09, 2004 Heavy fighting continues in Najaf, situation described as “unraveling.” One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Eleven Iraqis wounded in six mortar and rocket attacks in Baghdad. British base mortared near Basra. One Iraqi child killed, seven Iraqis wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. Six Iraqis killed, 16 wounded by car bomb in Baquba. US helicopter shot down in Baghdad. Three US soldiers wounded in attack on district council building in Baghdad. One US soldier wounded in patrol ambush near Muqdadiyah. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb, small arms fire near Samarra. Four Iraqis killed by bus bomb in Baghdad. British patrol ambushed near Amarah; one Iraqi killed, two wounded. Explosions reported in Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed by roadside bomb near Khaldiyah. Incoming mortar fire reported at three Polish bases near Karbala. Insurgents capture Iraqi police chief in Baghdad. Interim government declares emergency 4:00 pm to 8:00 am curfew in Sadr City. Al-Sadr calls for uprising. Tuesday, August 10, 2004 US patrol repels multiple attacks in Sadr City. Heavy fighting continues in Najaf. Two US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Police station and US airfield under mortar fire near Kirkuk. Deputy governor escapes assassination attempt in Kirkuk. One Iraqi policeman killed, three wounded in patrol ambush near Musayyib. One British soldier killed, five wounded in street fighting in Basra. Assyrian Christian compound in Baghdad mortared. Police station attacked in Diniwayah. Offices of Allawi’s political party attacked and burned in Nasiriyah. Danish troops ambushed by anti-tank fire near Basra. Three Iraqi civilians killed. Report from Al-Anbar province: “The toll of combat deaths in Anbar, west of Baghdad, has mounted even as Marines battle loyalists of renegade cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq, and accounts for a third of Americans tallied as killed in action since the June 28 transfer of political power. At least four Marines were killed in the past week there, including one yesterday, in what military statements posted on the Pentagon's Web site describe only as ‘enemy action.’” Poles transfer military authority in Najaf and Qadisiyah provinces to US Marines. Logistics report. “Iraqi sources said U.S. combat units outside of Baghdad have experienced a slowdown in shipments of food, water and supplies over the past few days. The sources said the units most affected have been in the Sunni Triangle and Anbar province near the Syrian border.” Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Fighting continues in Sadr City. Heavy fighting continues in Najaf. US troops now reported in heavy fighting near Mosul. Thirty Iraqis killed, 219 wounded in fighting in Kut, Diwaniyah, and Baghdad. Madhi Army reported in control of Sadr City. Mahdi Army reported in control of Kufa and Kut. SCIRI official assassinated near Mahmudiyah. Six Iraqis killed, ten wounded by bomb in village near Baghdad. Six Iraqis killed, 15 wounded in fighting with British troops near Amarah. Ukrainian patrol ambushed near Wasit. Iraqi soldier killed in patrol ambush near Fallujah. Egyptian hostage executed in Iraq. Ukrainian convoy ambushed by roadside bomb neat Kut. Two Iraqi soldiers wounded in fighting near Kut. Ramadi chief of Allawi’s political party assassinated. Japanese troops under mortar fire near Samawah. Saturday, August 14, 2004 Eight Iraqis killed in US aerial bombing in Samarra. One US soldier and one US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Eight Iraqis killed, 33 wounded in fighting with Polish troops in Hilla. Thirteen Iraqis killed, 84 wounded in heavy fighting near Samarra. Six Iraqis killed in US aerial bombing in Fallujah. One British soldier killed, one wounded in ambush near Basra. Seven Iraqis killed, 34 wounded in fighting and aerial bombing in Kut. Iraqi police dismantle six car bombs in Baghdad. Basra pipeline shut down due to insurgency. Explosions reported near Green Zone in Baghdad. Heavy gunfire reported in central Baghdad. Sunday, August 15, 2004 One Dutch soldier killed, five wounded in ambush near Ar Rumaythah. Ukrainian soldier killed by land mine near Suwayrah. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Baghdad. Syrian truck driver kidnapped near Kirkuk. Three Iraqis killed, three wounded in fighting in Ramadi. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. Fighting resumes in Najaf. One Iraqi killed in mortar attack on Baghdad bus station. US aircraft bomb Fallujah. Bulgarian troops under mortar fire near Karbala. Journalists urged to leave Najaf. Monday, August 16, 2004 Two US soldiers killed fighting in Najaf. One US Marine killed fighting in al-Anbar province. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed, four wounded by mortar fire in Baquba. Fighting reported in Sadr City. French-American journalist kidnapped near Nasiriyah. Three Iraqi soldiers killed by roadside bomb near Baquba. US patrol ambushed near Beiji. Four Iraqi civilians wounded in ambush of US patrol near Khaldiyah. Pipeline ablaze near Musayyib. News blackout imposed on fighting in Najaf. More desertions from Iraqi security forces. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Heavy fighting resumes in Najaf. One British soldier killed, one wounded in fighting in Basra. Senior police officer assassinated in Ramadi. One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. One US soldier killed, several wounded in fighting in Sadr City. Iraqi journalist killed in fighting near Fallujah. Dutch troops ambushed near Ar Rumaythah. Seven Iraqis killed in Baghdad mortar attack. Five Iraqi civilians killed in heavy fighting near Kut. Oil well destroyed by RPG fire near Amarah. Iraqi army general assassinated near Samarra. Two Turkish truck drivers kidnapped near Mosul. More fighting reported near Hilla. British civilians ambushed by roadside bomb near Basra. Press freedom: “An Iraqi police officer physically assaulted and threatened to kill a Kansas City Star photojournalist Monday after she took photos of officers beating a suspected pickpocket.” Saturday, August 21, 2004 two US Marines killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Two US soldiers killed, three wounded by roadside bomb ambush near Samarra. Two Iraqis killed, four wounded in ambush of US convoy near Baquba. Thirteen Iraqis killed, 107 wounded in fighting in Baghdad during last 24 hours. Seventy-seven Iraqis killed, 70 wounded in fighting in Najaf during last 24 hours. Heavy fighting reported in Kufa. Dutch patrol ambushed in Samawah; two Iraqis killed. US Army patrol ambushed near Khalis. One Polish soldier killed, six wounded by car bomb near Hilla. Pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. Pipeline sabotaged near Amarah. One US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad RPG ambush. Senior Iraqi police official assassinated near Ramadi. Bulgarian troops shelled near Karbala. Three Iraqi policemen killed in bombing at Nasiriyah police station. Two Polish soldiers killed, five wounded in ambush near Hilla. Two Iraqis killed, eleven wounded in two US air strikes in Fallujah. Sunday, August 22, 2004 Heavy fighting resumes in Najaf. One Iraqi killed, two wounded in attempted assassination of Iraqi official near Tall Afar. One Iraqi soldier killed, five wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. Two Iraqis killed, deputy governor wounded by car bomb near Baquba. Explosions, smoke plumes reported near Green Zone in Baghdad. Two Polish soldiers killed in ambush near Hilla. Pipeline ablaze near Basra. Seven Polish soldiers wounded by mortar fire near Karbala. Iraqi intelligence officer killed in Basra. Monday, August 23, 2004 One US soldier wounded in Najaf fighting. Four US Marines killed in separate incidents in al-Anbar province. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. Indonesian contractor, two Iraqis killed in ambush near Mosul. Japanese troops under mortar fire near Samawah. One Turkish contractor, three Iraqis killed in ambush near Tikrit. Forty Iraqis killed in fighting in Kufa. Iraqi truck driver killed in convoy ambush near Kirkuk. Iraqi policeman killed by insurgents in Basra. Heavy fighting continues in Najaf. Kurdish politician assassinated near Kirkuk. Fighting in Kufa. Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Heavy fighting continues in Najaf. One US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad RPG ambush. More air strikes reported in Fallujah. Iraqi education and environment ministers targeted in two separate attacks. Insurgents establish roadblocks near Basra, attack oil company offices. US troops and Iraqi police foil five roadside bomb attacks near Mosul. Al-Anbar: “Echo Company has lost 22 of its 185 men, more than any other Marine or Army company. It's had more than 40 wounded. U.S. soldiers and Marines have stopped patrolling large swaths of Anbar. Latifiyah: “This small farming town, en route from Baghdad to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, has become Iraq's capital of kidnapping and murder, a place where police live in constant fear of brutal death. Wednesday, August 25, 2004 four former Iraqi policemen killed in ambush near Baghdad. Three Iraqis killed in fighting with British troops near Amarah. Four Iraqis killed in fighting and air strikes near Fallujah. Aid convoy ambushed near Latifiyah; two Iraqis killed. Italian journalist kidnapped by insurgents near Najaf. British troops fighting insurgents near Basra. Japanese troops under mortar fire near Samawah. Fighting reported in Kufa. Indonesia urges citizens to leave Iraq. Thursday, August 26, 2004 Multiple atacks reported on oil pipelines near Berjasiya. Twenty-seven Iraqis killed, 63 wounded by mortar fire in Kufa. Saturday, August 28, 2004 Heavy fighting reported in Sadr City. Two Iraqis killed, six wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. Ten Iraqis, one US soldier wounded by Mosul car bomb ambush. Twelve US soldiers wounded in three Baghdad grenade attacks. Five Iraqis killed, 32 wounded in US air strikes near Fallujah. Oil pipeline ablaze near Baghdad. Insurgents execute Italian journalist. University lecturer assassinated in Mosul. Insurgents execute two Turkish hostages near Beiji. Oil pipeline attacked near Basra. Oil pipeline attacked near North Rumalia oilfield. Municipal councilman assassinated near Hilla. Insurgents evacuate ruined Najaf, fail to disarm. Kuwaiti trucking company suspends operations in Iraq. US congresscritters get the Wolfowitz Welcome in Baghdad: “A congressional delegation led by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller got a close-up look at combat in Iraq when two mortar shells exploded about 500 yards from where the lawmakers were waiting to board a helicopter.” Sunday, August 29, 2004 Six Iraqi policemen killed by insurgents at checkpoint near Baquba. Seven Iraqis killed in continued fighting in Sadr City. One Iraqi killed, two wounded in Beiji mortar attack. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in friendly-fire incident near Kirkuk. Two insurgents killed, 32 Iraqis wounded in two US convoy ambushes near Tall Afar. Two insurgents wounded in attack on US observation post near Kirkuk. More air strikes, ground fighting reported near Fallujah. Two French journalists taken hostage in Iraq. Oil pipeline ablaze near Basra. Meanwhile, back in Al-Anbar province: “Both of the cities, Falluja and Ramadi, and much of Anbar Province, are now controlled by fundamentalist militias, with American troops confined mainly to heavily protected forts on the desert's edge. Supply lines: “Recently, Halliburton's convoys have been taking hits every day on some routes. The truckers endure sniper fire, car bombs, roadside explosions and rocket-propelled grenades. Iraqi insurgents mount ambushes to pick off trucks from behind. They throw bricks and drop 8-foot-long steel pipes from overpasses into the cabs. In the most horrific incident, in April, insurgents blocked a convoy near the Abu Ghraib prison. Four Halliburton truckers were killed, two remain missing, and another, Thomas Hamill, escaped from his captors. For an insurgency vastly outmatched by the U.S. military in firepower, shutting down supply lines has become an efficient alternative to direct confrontation.” Tuesday, August 31, 2004 One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. Iraqi education official assassinated in Kirkuk. US Army convoy ambushed near Balad. Four Iraqis killed, seven wounded in mortar attack near Samarra. Three Iraqi policemen wounded in ambush near Kirkuk. Four Iraqis killed, five wounded in US airstrike near Samarra. Fighting reported near Fallujah. US troops under heavy mortar attack near Baquba. Insurgent attacks near Basra stop oil exports. Twelve Nepalese hostages executed by insurgents. US patrol ambushed near Mosul. British troops cease patrols in Basra. September 2004 Wednesday, September 01, 2004 Three Iraqi women working for US forces killed in Mosul ambush. Opening of Iraqi national assembly mortared in Baghdad. Chalabi survives assassination attempt near Latifiyah. Wounded in Iraq. “The number of American troops wounded in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 is approaching 7,000, according to figures published Tuesday by the Pentagon. The death toll for U.S. military personnel is 975, plus three Defense Department civilians. The wounded total has approximately doubled since mid-April, when casualties and deaths mounted rapidly as the insurgency intensified. The death toll over that period has grown by about 300.” Saturday, September 04, 2004 Two Fallujah Brigade members, two civilians killed in fighting with US troops near Fallujah. Two US soldiers wounded in patrol ambush near Tikrit. Seven insurgents killed, 25 wounded in heavy fighting with US troops near Tall Afar. Oil pipeline ablaze near Basra. Two US soldiers wounded in patrol ambush near Duluiyah. “Dozens” of Iraqis killed by car bomb at police academy in Kirkuk. Three Turkish hostages executed near Samarra. Seven insurgents killed, seven Iraqi soldiers wounded in fighting near Baghdad. Four Iraqi policeman kidnapped in Basra. Oil pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. US helicopter shot down near Tall Afar; two crewmen wounded. Two Iraqis killed in fighting with US troops near Ramadi. Associated Press driver assassinated near Baghdad. Bulgarian soldier wounded in patrol ambush near Karbala. Poland plans to withdraw troops from Karbala province. Insurgents control Samarra: “The insurgents have destroyed police stations and government buildings. The police chief and mayor still live in Samarra, but have lost all authority. The city council president resigned last week after insurgents blew up the council building. The guerrillas have also kidnapped and executed residents suspected of collaborating with the Americans. With the U.S. military on the city's outskirts, Samarra's insurgents slip out of the city to mount their attacks.” Iraqi police seal off Najaf and Kufa. Sunday, September 05, 2004 US troops remain engaged in heavy fighting near Tall Afar. Explosions, small arms fire reported in southern Baghdad. US soldiers reported wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. Twelve Iraqi policemen killed, five wounded in fighting in Latifiyah. Egyptian hostage found dead near Beiji. Kidnappings and assassinations of government officials reported in Al-Anbar province. Iraqi national assembly mortared again in Baghdad. US troops reported fighting in Ramadi. One US soldier and two Iraqi civilians wounded by car bomb near Dijiel. Three Iraqi policemen killed by mortar fire near Mahmudiyah. US troops ambushed by roadside bomb in central Baghdad; two Iraqis killed. Seventy insurgents reported killed in massive US raid near Tikrit. One thousand, one hundred US military personnel wounded in August. Monday, September 06, 2004 Two US soldiers killed, 16 wounded in mortar attack near Balad. Seven US Marines killed, eight wounded in convoy ambush near Fallujah. US launches retaliatory air strikes in Fallujah. US troops in heavy fighting near Mosul. US convoy ambushed near Mosul; one Iraqi killed, seven wounded. US troops fighting in Sadr City. Iraqi scientist assassinated near Mahmudiyah. Four Jordanian truck drivers kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq. Norwegian woman killed in ambush near Kirkuk. Tuesday, September 07, 2004 One US soldier killed in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. One US soldier killed, two wounded in Sadr City RPG ambush. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Mosul. US Marines reported fighting near Fallujah. Four Iraqi soldiers killed, seven wounded in ambush near Baghdad airport. One Iraqi soldier killed, four wounded in attack on checkpoint near Baquba. Gas and oil pipelines attacked near Kirkuk. Two Iraqi bodyguards killed in attempted assassination of Baghdad governor. Thirty-three Iraqis killed, 193 wounded in Sadr City fighting. South African DynCorp employee executed by insurgents in Iraq. 87 attacks every day: “An American military official said Monday that American soldiers and their allies were attacked an average of 87 times each day in August, the highest such figure since American and British forces deposed Saddam Hussein and his government 17 months ago.” Wednesday, September 08, 2004 US launches multiple air strikes in Fallujah. Heavy ground combat reported in Fallujah. One US soldier killed, one wounded in convoy ambush near Balad. Fighting continues in Sadr City. Insurgents kidnap two Italian and two Iraqi aid workers in Baghdad. Insurgents kidnap deputy governor of al-Anbar province in Fallujah. One Iraqi killed, five wounded in two bomb attacks in Baquba. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in Latifiyah ambush. Son of Mosul deputy governor assassinated. Three truck drivers killed in two convoy ambushes near Baghdad and Samarra. Losing ground. “As American military deaths in Iraq operations surpassed the 1,000 mark, top Pentagon officials said Tuesday that insurgents controlled important parts of central Iraq and that it was unclear when American and Iraqi forces would be able to secure those areas.” Saturday, September 11, 2004 US air strikes continue in Fallujah. Forty-five Iraqis killed, 80 wounded in fighting with US troops near Tal Afar. Two Iraqis killed, five wounded as Iraqi troops open fire on demonstrators in Baghdad. Four Iraqi policemen kidnapped in Najaf. Car bomb detonates at Baghdad church. Iraqi policeman kidnapped in Baghdad. Three rocket attacks reported in and near Baghdad. Senior Iraqi National Guard officer assassinated near Baquba. Iraqi National Guard officer and family kidnapped near Hibhib. US troops lay siege to Tal Afar. US troops fighting in Sadr City. Two Iraqis killed, three wounded by roadside bomb at US consulate in Basra. Fallujah:. “Islamic militants in Iraq are strengthening their grip on the insurgent stronghold of Falluja, four months after American commanders struck a ceasefire deal that was supposed to pacify the city and return it to government control, residents said yesterday. Militants have imposed religious law on communities, issuing edicts and executing those accused of spying and even stealing. US patrols no longer enter the city, 40 miles west of Baghdad, and the Falluja Brigade, a government force established in May to maintain security, was disbanded this week.” Fallujah Brigade: “The controversial Iraqi military force formed by U.S. Marines in a last-ditch effort to pacify the restive city of Fallujah has been officially disbanded after months of continuing violence, assaults on government security forces and evidence that some members have been working openly with insurgents.” Illinois National Guard: “The 1544th, just 260 of the more than 3,000 men and women with the Illinois National Guard currently in Iraq, has suffered half of all the deaths and injuries for the entire Illinois National Guard. So far, four from the unit have been killed and 26 wounded.” Burn center: “There are more than 100 soldiers at BAMC recovering from injuries they suffered in Iraq. Five more Marines arrived Friday afternoon.” Sunday, September 12, 2004 Heavy fighting erupts in central Baghdad; 17 Iraqis killed, four US soldiers wounded. Iraqi interior ministry official assassinated by car bomb in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed by car bomb in Baghdad. Car bomb detonates near Abu Ghraib. Multiple rocket attacks reported in central Baghdad. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. One Iraqi policeman killed in Baghdad ambush. Five Iraqi security guards wounded in attacks on oil facilities near Kirkuk and Baghdad. US launches air strikes in Sadr City. US troops ambushed near Ramadi. US troops ambushed near Baghdad airport. Car Bomber killed attempting to attack Green Zone in Baghdad. One British soldier killed in vehicle accident near Amarah. Iraqi casualties: "At Sheik Omar Clinic, a big book records 10,363 violent deaths in Baghdad and nearby towns since the war began last year - deaths from car bombs, clashes between Iraqis and coalition forces, mortar attacks, revenge killings and robberies. The violent deaths recorded in the clinic's leather ledger come from only one of Iraq's 18 provinces and do not cover people who died in such flashpoint cities as Najaf, Karbala, Fallujah, Tikrit and Ramadi. Iraqi dead include not only insurgents, police and soldiers but also civilians caught in crossfire, blown apart by explosives or shot by mistake - by fellow Iraqis or by American soldiers and their multinational allies. And they include the victims of crime that has surged in the instability that followed the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.” Thai troops leave Iraq. Najaf: “Three weeks of urban warfare killed at least 1,000 Iraqi rebels and civilians, the governor of this battle-weary city said Saturday in his first estimate of the death toll since the standoff ended two weeks ago.” Monday, September 13, 2004 US troops in heavy fighting near Ramadi; ten Iraqis killed, 40 wounded. Thirty-seven Iraqis killed in Baghdad fighting. Three Polish soldiers killed, three wounded in ambush near Hilla. US troops launch offensive near Tal Afar. Four Iraqi policemen killed, three wounded in ambush near Mosul. Two Iraqi security guards wounded in attack on oil facility near Kirkuk. Five Iraqis killed by car bomb targeting US convoy near Samarra. Fifteen Iraqis killed in heavy fighting with US troops near Fallujah. Three Iraqi soldiers killed in roadside bomb ambush near Hilla. US patrol attacked by roadside bomb near As-Sina. Camp Zulu under mortar fire. CJTF-7 reports US troops repelled coordinated attack on Abu Ghraib prison. Another uprising begins: “Starting Saturday night, witnesses said, insurgents fired a series of mortar shells into the International Zone, a heavily fortified area in central Baghdad where the Iraqi government and the American Embassy are based. The area is often the target of mortar fire, but rarely has the bombardment been so persistent and intense. About a dozen rounds were fired into the area through the night, said Tahir Rahim, a Pakistani who works as a chef there.” Curfew announced in Baghdad. Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Car bomb at Baghdrad police station kills 35 Iraqis. Twenty Iraqis killed in US air strikes in Fallujah. Two US soldiers killed, three wounded in Baghdad ambush. Insurgents execute Turkish truck driver in Iraq. Insurgents capture two Australian security contractors in convoy ambush near Samarra. Camp Zulu mortared again. Six Iraqis killed, seven wounded by US artillery fire near Hilla. Eight US soldiers wounded in Baghdad car bombing. Eight Iraqi police killed, two wounded in ambush near Baquba. Oil pipeline ablaze near Beiji. One US soldier killed, five wounded in patrol ambush near Mosul. Explosions reported near al-Muthanna airport in central Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. Wednesday, September 15, 2004 One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Two Iraqis killed, ten wounded by car bomb at Iraqi Army checkpoint near Suwayrah. Three beheaded bodies found near Baghdad. Ten Iraqis killed in fighting with US Marines near Ramadi. WIA this week: “More than 200 U.S. service members were wounded in Iraq in the past week, the Pentagon said yesterday, and the total since the invasion was launched in March 2003 is 7,245. Of the 219 wounded in the past week, 81 service members were returned to duty; the 138 others were not.” Saturday, September 18, 2004 One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Thirteen Iraqis killed, 50 wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Twenty-three Iraqis killed by car bomb at Iraqi army headquarters in Kirkuk. Three Iraqis killed, three wounded in US air strike in Fallujah. Iraqi working for British troops in Basra assassinated. Kidnapped governor of al-Anbar province executed by insurgents. Nine Iraqis killed by mortar fire in Baquba. Iraqi oil official survives assassination attempt near Mosul; four bodyguards killed. Two American, one British contractor kidnapped by insurgents in Baghdad. Insurgents execute three Iraqi truck drivers transporting US supplies. British troops raid al-Sadr’s offices in Basra. One Iraqi killed, two wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad Sunday, September 19, 2004 Three US soldiers wounded by car bomb near Baghdad airport. Two US soldiers killed, eight wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. US troops launch anti-insurgent offensive in Ramadi. Four Iraqis killed in firefight with US troops near Fallujah. US troops raid homes of al-Sadr officials in Baghdad. Three Iraqis wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed, five wounded in US air strike near Fallujah. Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Two US hostages executed by insurgents. Two US Marines killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. One US soldier killed in roadside bomb ambush near Tikrit. Eleven Iraqis killed, “dozens” wounded in Baghdad car bombing. US helicopter shot down near Nasiriyah; three crew members wounded. Ten Iraqis killed, 92 wounded in heavy fighting, air strikes in Sadr City. One Iraqi detainee killed in insurgent attack on Abu Ghraib. US air strikes reported in Fallujah. Four Iraqis killed in fighting with US troops near Samarra. Four US soldiers wounded in car bomb attack on US convoy in Baghdad. Two Iraqi civilians wounded by US patrol near Samarra. One Iraqi killed; five civilians, two police wounded by two roadside bombs near Baquba. US troops raid al-Sadr offices in Najaf. Thursday, September 23, 2004 Insurgents reportedly execute two Italian hostages. Heavy fighting, air strikes continue in Sadr City. Iraqi oil official assassinated near Mosul. One US soldier killed in patrol ambush near Mosul. One US soldier killed, four wounded in Baghdad car bombing. US patrol attacked near Samarra. Retaliatory air strikes, further fighting reported near Samarra. New Zealand withdraws troops from Iraq. Friday, September 24, 2004 One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. Three Iraqis wounded in RPG attack on Italian embassy in Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed, 14 wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. US patrol ambushed, ten Iraqis wounded in fighting near Duluiyah. Insurgents kidnap six Egyptian contractors in Baghdad. US air strikes, artillery hit Fallujah. Three US soldiers wounded in fighting in Sadr City. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Najaf. Five Illinois Guardsmen wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. US troops fighting in central Ramadi. October 2004 Friday, October 15, 2004 Ten Iraqis killed, four wounded in car bomb explosion in Baghdad. Two Marines killed in Al-Anbar province. Marine killed in Al-Anbar province. Four Kurdish children dead, two wounded by land mine in Mosul. U.S. forces arrest Fallujah’s top negotiator: U.S. resumes bombing attacks on Fallujah after peace talks collapse. Saturday, October 16, 2004 Two Iraqi journalists gunned down outside their homes in separate shootings. One killed, 11 wounded in car bomb blast in Iraq. British security guard killed in Kirkuk. One dies in Baghdad blasts. Five U.S. troops killed by car bombs in Iraq. 2nd Brigade soldier dies after ambush. 2nd Infantry Division soldier killed by enemy fire. National Democratic Coalition party official killed south of Baghdad. Iraqi official assassinated in Kirkuk, a U.S. soldier killed in Mosul, a hospital worker died in a mortar attack and a police officer was killed. Five churches, one hospital bombed in Baghdad. Sunday, October 17, 2004 Two U.S. soldiers killed, two wounded in two helicopter crashes. Nine Iraqi policemen killed in ambush in Latifiyah. Two Turkish drivers taken hostage in Mosul. Two South African private contractors killed south of Baghdad. Three Iraqis killed, four wounded in US air strikes on Fallujah U.S. troops battle rebels in Fallujah. Monday, October 18, 2004 Seven people killed, at least twenty wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed, eight people wounded in Baghdad explosion. Five Iraqis killed, fifteen wounded in bombing in Mosul. Two Iraqi civilians killed, two wounded in two separate Baghdad bombings. Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Over 100 Iraqis killed and wounded in mortar attack on Iraqi National Guard headquarters north of Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed, six wounded in fighting in Duluiyah. Pipeline ablaze north of Baghdad. Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Four Iraqi children killed, twenty people including eleven US soldiers wounded in bombing in Samarra. Six Iraqi civilians killed and eleven US troops wounded in Samarra. Two Iraqi police officers and two US soldiers wounded in car bombing near Baghdad airport. Suicide bomber killed on Baghdad airport road. Three 2nd ID soldiers killed in Ramadi. Family of six killed in US air raids in Falluja. Adviser to Allawi’s political party killed in drive-by shooting in Baghdad. 15 year old boy killed in shooting in Baquba. Two Americans and four Iraqi police wounded by car bombs in Baquba. Iraqi building contractor working for US forces killed by gunmen in Baquba. Yesterday’s mortar attack on headquarters of Iraqi National Guard now said to result in four dead, eighty wounded. Two Iraqis killed and 10 wounded in operations in al-Dalo'eya. American contractor killed and seven others wounded, including an American soldier, in mortar attack in downtown Baghdad. Oil pipeline attacked near Beiji. Number of US wounded in Iraq tops 8,000. Leader of CARE International abducted in Baghdad. Car bomb explodes in central Baghdad. Friday, October 22, 2004 Allawi survives assassination attempt near Mosul. Two Iraqi soldiers, one civilian killed in Baghdad ambush. Seven Iraqis killed, six wounded by US air strikes and artillery fire near Fallujah. US soldiers reported wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. US Marines exchange rocket and small arms fire with insurgents near Fallujah. Ten Iraqis killed, 14 wounded by two car bombs in Samarra. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. British troops redeployed to assist US assault on Fallujah. Saturday, October 23, 2004 Ten Iraqi policemen killed, 40 wounded in car bomb attack near Ramadi. Four Iraqis killed in roadside bomb ambush of US convoy near Latifiyah. Two Iraqi children killed, four wounded by tank fire near Fallujah. Heavy fighting reported near Baquba after US patrol ambush. Five US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Two US soldiers, one Iraqi civilian wounded in fighting in Mosul. Six US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Three Danish soldiers wounded in two patrol ambushes near Basra. Two Iraqi policemen wounded by car bomb at police station near Ishaqi. Iraqi police break up pro-Sadr demonstration in Kufa. Two US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Fallujah. US air strikes, ground fighting continues in Fallujah. Green Zone mortared in Baghdad. Two Turkish truck drivers killed, two wounded in convoy ambush near Mosul. Three Macedonian hostages executed by insurgents in Iraq. Two oil pipelines ablaze near Baghdad. Sunday, October 24, 2004 Forty-nine Iraqi soldiers executed by insurgents near Baquba. Two Iraqi soldiers killed, six wounded by land mine near Samarra. Two Iraqi civilians killed in fighting between US troops and insurgents near Samarra. Insurgents execute Iraqi working for US forces near Mosul. Iraqi police chief assassinated near Erbil. Iraqi police chief survives assassination attempt near Mosul. Two Iraqis killed, one wounded by mortar fire in central Baghdad. US patrol ambushed by car bomb, RPG fire near Mosul. Five Iraqis killed in US air strikes near Fallujah. US diplomat killed, one US soldier wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. US tank destroyed by bridge bomb in Baghdad. Car bomb detonates near Abu Ghraib. Insurgent attacks increased by 25 percent since the beginning of Ramadan. The unreported quagmire: “The list of attacks stretches across seven pages and, ominously, begins with attacks on a convoy southwest of Baghdad (where the Black Watch are headed). There are mortar attacks on a camp at Abu Naji, attacks on Al-Thawra, on patrols north of Nasaf, Camp Baha ruia and Camp Rustaniyah near Baghdad, RPG attacks on a military supply route near Mahmudiyah, an attack at Al-Rasheed, a mortar and RPG attack on the government centre at Ramadi, a mortar attack on an observation tower, explosive devices found at Baquba, more RPG and mortar attacks, IED (improvised explosive device) attacks at Baqubah, another IED attack on a convoy near Muhmudiyah, another convoy attack south-east of Habbaniyah, an attack on the MAF (military airfield) near Mosul, a rocket attack in Samarra, a mortar attack at Balad, other attacks at Hawija, more at Samarra, an RPG attack on an OP (observation post) near Kirkuk, an IED attack on a patrol near Baghdad, another RPG attack; the ‘incidents’ recorded go on and on. This is over a mere 48 hours.” Monday, October 25, 2004 Two Iraqis killed, three Australian soldiers wounded in car bomb ambush in Baghdad. One Bulgarian soldier killed, three wounded in car bomb ambush near Karbala. US convoy attacked by car bomb near Khaldiyah. One Iraqi killed, two wounded in two car bombings in Mosul. Iraqi police station near Kirkuk attacked by 20 insurgents. One Iraqi policeman kidnapped, one killed by insurgents near Ramadi. Two US convoys attacked by roadside bombs in Baghdad. Renovated Iraqi medical clinic damaged by mortar fire in Baghdad. Five Iraqis killed in fighting with US troops in Ramadi. Tribal leader assassinated by bomb in Mosul. One US soldier killed, five wounded in roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. One Iraqi killed, one wounded in mortar attack near Beiji. Thursday, October 28, 2004 Three Iraqis killed in US air strike in Fallujah. One US soldier killed, two wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. One foreign civilian killed, three wounded by roadside bomb attack near Baghdad airport. Senior official from Iraqi Foreign Affairs Ministry assassinated in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in convoy ambush near Sindiayah. Iraqi television anchorwoman assassinated in Baghdad. One Estonian soldier killed, five wounded by roadside bomb ambush in Baghdad. Explosions reported at South Korean base camp near Arbil. INC politician assassinated in Baghdad. US troops attacked by roadside bomb near Baghdad airport. Three Iraqis killed, four wounded in fighting near Baquba. Three Iraqi policemen wounded in bomb ambush near Basra. British troops ambushed in Basra. Three US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Insurgents take Polish woman hostage in Iraq. Coalition checkpoint mortared near As Suwayrah. Car bombing foiled in Mosul. Insurgents seize Latifiyah, expel residents. Friday, October 29, 2004 One US soldier killed in ambush near Balad. Insurgents execute eleven Iraqi soldiers. One US soldier wounded in patrol ambush near Mosul. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded in attack on police station near Hilla. Deputy governor of Diyalah assassinated near Baquba. One Iraqi killed, three Iraqis and two US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Mosul. US prepares for major assaults in Fallujah and Ramadi. More weapons and explosives looted. Saturday, October 30, 2004 Eight US Marines killed, nine wounded fighting in near Fallujah. Sixteen Iraqis wounded in car bombing at Baghdad TV station. British troops mortared near Baghdad. Insurgents seize Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan truck drivers near Mosul. Insurgents execute Japanese hostage. Turkish truck driver killed in ambush near Mosul. Three US soldiers wounded in Mosul car bombing. Car bomb attack on US checkpoint near Ramadi. One US soldier killed, one wounded in car bomb attack on US convoy near Ramadi. One Iraqi killed, seven Iraqi soldiers wounded in Samarra street fighting. Eleven Iraqis killed, 15 wounded in ambush of US and Iraqi Army convoy near Haswah. Iraqi police patrol ambushed near Ramadi. Three US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Tall Afar. Two Iraqi police killed in ambush near Latifiyah. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded in RPG ambush near Baquba. British convoy ambushed near Nasiriyah. Pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. Sunday, October 31, 2004 Explosions reported in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Polish troops mortared near Karbala. Sudanese translator working for US contractor kidnapped near Ramadi. Two Iraqi policemen killed in mortar attack in Ramadi. Three US Marines wounded in Ramadi ambush. Air strikes and artillery shelling reported in Fallujah. British troops mortared near Mahmudiyah. Ten Iraqis killed, 15 wounded in heavy fighting in Ramadi. Iraqi Kurd newspaper editor assassinated in Baghdad. One US Marine killed in attack on patrol in Ramadi. Two Iraqi soldiers killed in ambush near Baghdad. Numbers: “On average, two U.S. troops die every day in Iraq and almost 15 are wounded. …In 18 months of conflict, 1,106 U.S. personnel have died in Iraq from combat action or accidents and 8,150 Americans have been injured, according to Pentagon statistics as of Friday.” Chemical weapons site looted. November 2004 Monday, November 01, 2004 One US Marine killed, four wounded by roadside bomb in Ramadi. Deputy governor assassinated in Baghdad. Fifteen Iraqis killed, eight wounded in rocket attack in Tikrit. Iraqi journalist killed in fighting near Ramadi. British troops mortared near Basra. British troops mortared near Mahmudiyah. Heavy fighting reported in Ramadi. Seven Iraqis wounded by mortar fire in Samarra. Retired Republican Guard officer assassinated in Baquba. Iraqi employed by US contractor killed in Baquba. Romanian and Salvadoran troops ambushed near Mashru. British troops ambushed by roadside bomb in Basra. US military convoy attacked with RPG fire near Qaim. Japanese troops shelled near Samawah. Thursday, November 04, 2004 Nine Iraqis, one British contractor killed by car bomb near Baghdad airport. Two Iraqis killed, eight wounded in air strikes near Fallujah. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Salman Pak. Six Iraqis killed by car bomb at Education Ministry in Baghdad. US contractor kidnapped in Baghdad. Three ING soldiers executed by insurgents. ING officer executed near Mosul. Three ING soldiers killed, four wounded in car bomb ambush near Iskandariyah. Two ING soldiers killed by car bomb in Mosul. Massive attacks on oil pipelines near Kirkuk. US troops attacked by suicide bomber near Taji. Four Iraqi children wounded in mortar attack on US positions near Balad. British troops mortared near Mahmudiyah. Hungary leaves Lieutenant AWOL’s coalition. Bulgaria announces troop reductions. Netherlands announces troop withdrawal in March 2005. MSF withdraws from Iraq. Osama bin Laden vows revenge for Bush’s War in Iraq. Friday, November 5, 2004 Three British troops, Iraqi translator killed, eight soldiers wounded by car bomb, mortar fire near Iskandariyah. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Balad. Two US Marines killed, four wounded in fighting in al Anbar province. American contractor killed near Abu Ghraib. Nepalese security contractor killed in ambush in Iraq. Four Iraqis killed, 18 wounded by car bomb in Dujail. Iraqi government official assassinated near Baquba. Iraqi Kurdish contractor assassinated near Kirkuk. Air and artillery bombardments continue in Fallujah. One US soldier wounded in car bomb ambush near Baghdad. Two US Marines, embedded news photographer wounded by roadside bomb near Fallujah. Two Iraqi children killed in mortar attack on police station near Muqdadiyah. Saturday, November 6, 2004 Twenty US Marines wounded in convoy ambush near Ramadi. Twelve Iraqi policemen killed as insurgents storm police station in Samarra. US convoy ambushed by car bomb on Baghdad airport road. Twenty four Iraqis killed in multiple coordinated car bombings, mortar attacks in Samarra. One US soldier killed, five wounded by mortar fire near Fallujah. British security contractor, Iraqi civilian killed by car bomb. Insurgents attack two US Marine checkpoints near Fallujah. Former Iraqi army colonel assassinated in Mosul. Gas pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk. Seventeen Iraqis killed in mortar attack on US positions near Tikrit. Polish troops under mortar fire at Camp Babylon. Iraqi security official wounded by car bomb ambush in Kufa. Two Iraqis working for US forces assassinated in Samarra. “The U.S. military sealed off Falluja on Friday and launched a night of air strikes on the rebel city ahead of an assault seen as critical to the interim government's attempt to pacify Iraq before January elections.” Sunday, November 07, 2004 Insurgents execute 21 captured Iraqi policemen after heavy battle in Haditha. Three Iraqi provincial officials assassinated in Mahmudiyah. US convoy attacked by car bomb near Baghdad airport. Insurgents attack three police stations in Ramadi; 21 Iraqis killed. Six Iraqi policemen killed in attack on Haqlaniya police station. Turkish driver killed in roadside bomb ambush on US convoy near Mosul. Green Zone bombarded in Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman killed, four wounded in ambush near Baquba. Three US vehicles destroyed in ambushes near Abu Ghraib. Heavy artillery bombardment, air strikes continue in Fallujah. Three US soldiers, one Iraqi wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Car bomb explodes at home of Iraqi finance minister in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded in three convoy ambushes near Baghdad. Insurgents capture and execute twelve ING soldiers near Latifiyah. Iraqi interim government declares martial law. Monday, November 08, 2004 Fallujah assault begins. One US soldier killed, four wounded in Baghdad convoy ambush. One British, one South African security contractor killed by roadside bomb near Zubayr. Thirteen Iraqis killed in firefight with British troops near Latifiyah. Iraqi police kill 25 insurgents in fierce firefight near Latifiyah. Two British soldiers wounded by car bomb near Mahmudiyah. Four Iraqis working for US forces assassinated near Kirkuk. Baghdad car bomb kills one Iraqi; responding US troops ambushed, one soldier wounded. Two Iraqis killed by car bomb on Baghdad airport road. Four Iraqi contractors, one Turkish truck driver killed in separate attacks near Beiji. One US soldier wounded by car bomb ambush in Mosul. Four Iraqis killed 12 Iraqis and one US soldier wounded car bomb ambush near Ramadi. Friday, November 12, 2004 Heavy fighting continues in Fallujah. Heavy fighting reported in several Baghdad neighborhoods. US troops mortared near Samarra. Seventeen Iraqis killed in Baghdad car bombing. Insurgents seize Mosul. British helicopter pilot wounded by ground fire. Two US soldiers wounded arresting Sunni cleric in Baghdad. Uprising reported in Beiji. Fourteen Iraqis wounded in attempted assassination of Kirkuk governor. Saturday, November 13, 2004 Insurgents retain control of Mosul amid heavy fighting. Insurgents seize neighborhoods, police stations in Tal Afar. Eight Iraqis killed by two car bombs in Hilla. Heavy fighting continues in Fallujah. Turkish truck driver killed in ambush near Balad. Four US helicopters hit by ground fire near Fallujah. One US soldier killed, two wounded in Baghdad patrol ambush. One US soldier killed during combat operations in Mosul. US helicopter shot down near Baghdad, three soldiers wounded. Four Iraqis wounded in fighting near Baquba. US contractor kidnapped in Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Balad. Four Iraqi civilians wounded by roadside bomb near Tikrit. Three police checkpoints attacked and destroyed on Kirkuk – Tikrit road. Oil and gas pipelines ablaze near Beiji and Kirkuk. Two US soldiers wounded by sniper fire in Baghdad. US infantry battalion redeployed from Fallujah to retake Mosul. Iraqi interim government redeploys border guards to retake Mosul. Curfews imposed in Falluja, Ramadi, Samarra, Bayji, Hawija and Mosul, Baghdad and Najaf as November uprising spreads. Baghdad airport closed indefinitely to civil aviation. Netherlands will withdraw troops in March. Sunday, November 14, 2004 Three US Marines killed, 13 wounded in Fallujah fighting. Fighting continues in Fallujah. Fighting continues in Mosul as Kurdish militia deploys against Arab insurgents. Heavy fighting reported near Beiji. Two US Marines killed by roadside bomb near Fallujah. US military convoy ambushed near Baghdad airport. US patrol ambushed near Baquba. Oil pipeline ablaze near Taji. Mayor of Baghdad suburb assassinated. Romanian military convoy ambushed. More fighting reported in Ramadi. One US soldier killed, three wounded in fighting near Baghdad. Two Iraqi children killed in mortar attack near Samarra. Fighting reported in central Baghdad education ministry. US patrol ambushed near Tal Afar. Series of explosions reported in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Three US Marine convoys attacked near Ramadi. Ten US contractors wounded in mortar attack on LSA Anaconda near Balad. Ramadi “out of control.” “In Mosul, masked gunmen took over banks and government buildings without interference from either US forces or Iraqi government troops. US warplanes had bombed the city 24 hours earlier and the police chief had been sacked after being accused of colluding with rebels. But there were reports of policemen changing into civilian clothes and joining the insurgents. Duriad Kashmoula, the governor of Mosul, blamed the uprising on "the betrayal of some police members". In other districts, vigilantes set up roadblocks and patrolled neighbourhoods. The US military said the insurgents in Mosul were local people, not fighters coming from Fallujah.” Monday, November 15, 2004 Air strikes, artillery fire, ground fighting continue in Fallujah. Heavy fighting breaks out in Baquba. Insurgents attack police stations, ING base near Suwayrah, seven ING soldiers and police killed. Heavy fighting continues in Ramadi. Six ING soldiers killed as insurgents storm two police stations in Mosul. Insurgents seize and destroy governor’s mansion in Mosul. US air strikes reported near Baquba. Oil wells ablaze near Kirkuk. Insurgents destroy main highway bridge near Beiji. Insurgents attack Polish embassy in Baghdad. Central Baghdad hotels under rocket fire. Saturday, November 20, 2004 Uprising in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, nine wounded in Baghdad ambush. Three Iraqi policemen killed in multiple insurgent attacks in Baghdad. Heavy fighting continues in Mosul. Two Iraqis killed, five wounded in car bomb attack on Iraqi police convoy in Baghdad. One US soldier wounded in Mosul car bomb attack. Two Iraqi policemen kidnapped in Tikrit. Four Iraqi policemen loot al-Anbar patrol station and defect to insurgency. Two Iraqis killed by roadside bomb in Samarra. Three US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Beiji. Governor’s mansion mortared in Mosul. Iraqi policeman killed in attack in Baquba. Iraqi policeman killed in mortar attack near Muqdadiyah. Fighting continues in Ramadi. Four Ministry of Public Works officials assassinated in Baghdad. British troops under rocket attack near Mahmudiyah. Insurgents execute nine Iraqi soldiers in Mosul. US troops seal off Ramadi. Sunday, November 21, 2004 Oil wells sabotaged near Kirkuk. Five US soldiers wounded in car bombing on Baghdad airport road. Two US Marines killed, four wounded in ambush near Fallujah. Nine Iraqis killed in heavy fighting near Ramadi. Iraqi police general survives assassination attempt in Hilla. Seven Iraqis killed by US fire in Ramadi. Two ING soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. Fighting reported in Latifiyah after insurgents demolish bridge, power lines. Nine ING soldiers killed in patrol ambush in Ramadi. Police chief and driver assassinated in Khalis. Three Iraqis killed, six wounded in fighting near Samarra. Sunni cleric assassinated in Mosul. ING convoy ambushed near Latifiyah. One ING soldier wounded in checkpoint attack near Tikrit. Elections: “Death threats have chased away four elections officials in Mosul, stalling preparations for the vote in the northern city. Insurgents have torched election materials and a militant group believed to operate in Mosul has warned Iraqis not to participate in the election.”Latifiyah: “Police have become such targets that many switch their uniforms for civilian clothes before going home at night. National Guards don balaclavas with their uniforms and keep their jobs secret from neighbours for fear of reprisals. The Sunni Muslim area east of the Euphrates river is one of the most dangerous in the country for Iraqi security forces, with ambushes common. Insurgents who rule the streets there, having chased off local police, also exact revenge on Iraqis they suspect of working with U.S.-led forces or foreign firms.” Baghdad: “A U.S.-Iraqi raid on the Abu Hanifa mosque, one of Sunni Muslims' most revered sites, appeared to spawn a weekend of street battles, assassinations and a rash of bombings that changed Baghdad. The capital, for months a scene of unrelenting but sporadic violence, has taken on the look of a battlefield.”Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Four Iraqis killed, nineteen, including two US soldiers, wounded in car bombing north of Baghdad. In a separate attack, an insurgent fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. tank in Baiji, wounding one U.S. soldier. Four Gurkha security guards killed, twelve wounded in rocket attack in Green Zone. Suicide bomber rams U.S. convoy on Baghdad's airport road, several casualties reported. December 2004 Wednesday, December 01, 2004 Three Iraqi children, aged three, four, and five, killed by mortar fire in Baquba. A resurgence in armed action broke out Tuesday in areas west of Fallujah along a key highway leading to Jordan weeks after a massive U.S.-led military offensive in the city. Heavily armed anti-American insurgents on Tuesday took over and briefly held nine police stations and highway checkpoints, blowing up two buildings, police said. Drivers reported that insurgents took control of large sections of the highway leading west out of Iraq, stopping traffic and shaking down passengers. The takeover of police installations came on a day of bombings against U.S. military convoys elsewhere. The worst was in Beiji, an oil-refining town 110 miles north of Baghdad, as a U.S. military convoy went through a bustling area of shops. A car bomb killed seven civilians and wounded at least 15 people. Two of the wounded were U.S. soldiers. In a simultaneous attack elsewhere in Beiji, insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. tank, wounding a soldier. Five U.S. soldiers were wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his car along the perilous road from Baghdad to its international airport, destroying an armored military truck. U.S. forces also said a U.S. soldier died late Monday after an explosion hit his patrol north of Baghdad. Insurgents blew up two badly damaged buildings Tuesday in Khaledia, between Fallujah and Ramadi, a small city on the highway leading to Jordan, police said. Insurgents also took over six checkpoints west of Ramadi. Horror: Fuad Kubaysi, one of those staying at the Red Crescent compound, said, "What has happened to Falluja is a horror beyond anything imaginable. We don't want it anymore. Let them have it. Let whomever wants it have it. We cannot ever call this city home again." Thursday, December 02, 2004 Mortar rounds explode in Green Zone. One US soldier killed, four injured in vehicle accident in western Baghdad. Ten insurgents killed, two police officers wounded in fight in Mosul. One US soldier wounded in Mosul when US military group touring city to discuss election preparations came under RPG and small arms fire. Three people wounded in roadside bombing on Baghdad airport road in same place as Tuesday’s suicide bombing. Seven Iraqis wounded in suicide bombing near Latifiyah. Three Iraqi soldiers and two civilians wounded in gunfight in Samarra. Seven Iraqis wounded in suicide bombing in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad. Two hundred ten suspected militants arrested in joint US/British sweep south of Baghdad. One man injured when gunmen open fire on technicians repairing oil pipeline in Safrah area. Three Iraqi National Guardsmen wounded by a roadside bomb Wednesday in Kirkuk. "Seventy-one U.S. troops died in the November battle to retake the city of Fallouja, according to the top Marine commander in Iraq, a toll significantly higher than the previous count of 51 deaths. An additional 623 American troops were wounded, said Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, up from an injury count of 425 issued more than two weeks ago." Friday, December 03, 2004 Thirty people, including at least sixteen police officers, killed in attacks against a Shiite mosque and a Baghdad police station. Two Iraqis killed, 14 wounded in five separate mortar attacks in Baghdad. In addition, one US soldier killed in Mosul and an additional 14 bodies, including three Iraqi national guards, were found there as well, bringing the total found to at least 90. In Bayji, two US soldiers and two Iraqi national guardsmen were wounded in a car bombing and the director of the Bayji bank was kidnapped. Three Iraqi civilians were killed by gunfire in Balad Ruz. Two Iraqi councillors ambushed and killed, one wounded in attack by gunmen outside of Khalis. “In late October, the British medical journal Lancet published a study of civilian deaths in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion began. The sample survey documented an extra 100,000 Iraqi civilian deaths compared to the death rate in the preceding year, when Saddam Hussein was still in power— and this estimate did not even count excess deaths in Fallujah, which was deemed too dangerous to include.” Saturday, December 04, 2004 Car bombing at entrance to Green Zone kills at least 15, wounds at least 30. Small arms attacks at two Green Zone checkpoints afterward kills four Iraqi police. Six Iraqi police killed, ten wounded in car bomb attack on police station near Green Zone. One US soldier killed, three wounded in Baghdad roadside bombing. One US soldier killed, two wounded in roadside bombing near Kirkuk. Two multinational force soldiers killed and five wounded in car bombing on Iraq-Jordan border. Four Mosul police stations brought under coordinated attack but repelled by Iraqi police. Six people killed in attacks on Mosul's provincial government headquarters and on a US patrol that also left an undetermined number of insurgents dead. Also on Friday, a patrol in the Yarmuk district of the city was attacked by an estimated 70 assailants. An estimated 22 insurgents were also killed in that attack. Sunday, December 5, 2004 Seventeen Iraqis killed, thirteen wounded by gunmen in Tikrit while on the way to work for coalition forces. Three Iraqi national guardsmen killed and eighteen wounded in car bombing in Beiji. One Iraqi national guardsman killed and four wounded near Samarra. Two US soldiers killed, four wounded by guerilla attack in Mosul. Seventeen Kurdish pershmerga militiamen killed, forty wounded in car bombing in Mosul. Four slain men wearing Iraqi National Guards uniforms found in Tal Afar, raising to at least 70 the number of remains discovered in and around that town and Mosul since Nov. 18. Mortars were fired at a police station in Samarra, wounding two officers. Gunmen injured two policemen in another attack at about 10 a.m. Third country national truck driver killed by improvised explosive device near Beiji. One Iraqi National Guard officer killed and another wounded in Abayach. Monday, December 6, 2004 Gunbattle between US troops and insurgents on Haifa Street, Baghdad, at least one death reported. Three insurgents killed and four wounded in Haditha. Three Marines killed in Al Anbar province. Oil pipeline blown up south of Samarra. Wednesday, December 08, 2004 Four Iraqi national guardsmen killed in two incidents in Baghdad and further south. US soldier killed by gunfire in Baghdad, the 1000th American combat death since start of war. Two Christian churches bombed in Mosul, three injured. US Marine dies in vehicle accident in Baghdad. Thursday, December 09, 2004 Two Iraqis wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Wave of insurgent attacks reported in Samarra. Heavy fighting erupts in Ramadi. Three Iraqis killed, five wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. One US soldier wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. ING soldier executed near Hilla. Four Iraqis killed in car bomb attack on US convoy near Samarra. Friday, December 10, 2004 One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. One US soldier wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Saturday, December 11, 2004 Three Iraqi election workers assassinated in Baghdad. US convoy ambushed by car bomb near Mosul. Four senior Iraqi police officers assassinated in ambushes near Ash Sharqat and Baghdad. US troops and ING soldiers ambushed in separate incidents near Baquba. Iraqi policeman assassinated in Beiji. ING patrol ambushed by roadside bomb near Tikrit. Turkish truck delivering US supplies destroyed by RPG fire near Beiji. Iraqi police captain killed in checkpoint attack near Samarra. One Iraqi civilian killed, one wounded by mortar fire near Samarra. Oil production near Beiji halted due to pipeline sabotage. Sunday, December 12, 2004 One US soldier killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Two US soldiers and Iraqi interpreter wounded by car bomb near Kirkuk. Two US soldiers wounded by car bomb near Beiji. Eight US soldiers wounded in ambush and car bombing in Mosul. Two US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Hawifa. ING patrol in central Baghdad attacked with mortar and RPG fire. Insurgents launch coordinated assault on Iraqi police academy in Mosul. Car bomb attack on US convoy between Haditha and Rawah. Iraqi police colonel assassinated near Beiji. Heavy fighting reported in Fallujah. Iraqi “collaborator” assassinated in Mahmudiyah. One US Marine killed in fighting in al-Anbar province. One US soldier killed in fighting in Fallujah. Four children killed, eight wounded in Mosul mortar attack. Monday, December 13, 2004 Thirteen Iraqis killed in car bombing near Green Zone in Baghdad. Seven US Marines killed in two incidents in al-Anbar province. Iraqi translator working for US forces assassinated in Kirkuk. British consulate in Basra mortared. Three Iraqis wounded by car bomb in Erbil. Oil company security executive kidnapped near Samarra. Air strikes, heavy fighting continue in Fallujah. Tuesday, December 14, 2004 Two Marines killed in Al-Anbar province. Seven people killed in second bombing in two days at entrance to Green Zone. US soldier killed by gunshot while on patrol in Iraq. US warplanes pound northeastern Fallujah. Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Four Iraqi policemen killed, twenty wounded, thirteen missing after their convoy was ambushed in Basmaya. US Marine killed in Al Anbar province. Fourteen more bodies of men executed with a single gunshot to the head found in Mosul. Thursday, December 16, 2004 Nine Iraqis killed, 40 wounded by bomb at mosque in Karbala. Senior communications ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. Insurgents overrun Iraqi police station in Samarra. Insurgents attack two Iraqi police stations in Mosul. Insurgents launch coordinated attacks across Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman killed, two wounded in ambush near Tikrit. One US soldier dies of wounds received in ambush near Baghdad. One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. Two US Marines killed in action in al-Anbar province. Insurgents execute six Iraqis near Latifiyah. Three Iraqis killed by roadside bomb near Muqdadiyah. Iraqi chief of police in Ramadi escapes assassination attempt. Powerful explosion reported in central Baghdad. Poland announces troop cuts in Iraq. “An Army study shows that about one in six soldiers in Iraq report symptoms of major depression, serious anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, a proportion that some experts believe could eventually climb to one in three, the rate ultimately found in Vietnam veterans.” Friday, December 17, 2004 One US Marine killed in action in al-Anbar province. One US soldier wounded, tank destroyed by roadside bomb near Beiji. Three ING soldiers killed in ambush near Abu Ghraib. Three security contractors, one foreigner killed in Baghdad ambush. Insurgents execute Italian hostage near Ramadi. Three Kurds killed in mortar attack on refugee camp near Kirkuk. Australian troops under RPG fire in Baghdad. Three “foreigners” and Iraqi driver killed in Mosul ambush. Saturday, December 18, 2004 Four American security contractors wounded by car bomb near Beiji. One Iraqi killed, two wounded in shooting at US checkpoint near Kirkuk. Four Iraqis killed in US air strikes near Fallujah. Baghdad airport mortared. One Iraqi police officer killed in bomb attack in Tikrit. Oil pipeline ablaze near Baghdad. Two killed, eight wounded in mortar attacks on three election offices in Kirkuk and Dujail. One Iraqi civilian killed, eight wounded in roadside bomb attack on US convoy in Mosul. One ING soldier killed, three wounded in checkpoint attack near Dukkak. US troops ambushed in Mosul. Insurgents execute two Iraqis near Beiji. Pipeline sabotaged near Beiji. Sunday, December 19, 2004 Iraqi policeman killed in fighting between insurgents and British troops near Basra. Ten Iraqi contractor employees taken hostage near Baghdad. Three Iraqi election officials assassinated in central Baghdad, heavy fighting ensues. Heavy fighting, air strikes reported in Fallujah. Northern pipeline attacked near Beiji. Three Iraqis killed in fighting with US troops in Ramadi. Five attacks on oil pipelines reported in past 24 hours. Four wounded in mortar attack on Sunni mosque in Baghdad. Ten Iraqis killed, 40 wounded by car bomb at Karbala bus station. Car bomb detonates at Imam Ali shrine in Najaf. Monday, December 20, 2004 Sixty two Iraqis killed, 129 wounded in bombing attacks in Karbala and Najaf. Four Kurds shot dead in Hawija. Four men, three believed to be foreigners, killed in ambush north of Baghdad. Iraqi truck driver shot dead near Yethrub. Iraqi translator for the US military shot dead near Salman Pak. Iraqi woman killed and three civilians wounded by roadside bomb between Samarra and Baghdad. Tuesday, December 21, 2004 Bodies of three Iraqi National Guardsmen, kidnapped on Sunday, discovered in Yethrib. A Turkish truck driver was killed by a bomb near Tikrit. Two members of the National Salvation party shot dead in Samarra. The Ahmed Ismail mosque in northern Mosul raided by joint US/Iraqi forces and its main cleric detained. Five US soldiers and an Iraqi civilian wounded by IED near Hawija. Iraqi government official shot dead in Baquba. Child kidnapped in Siniya, near Baiji, to pressure the mother to quit her job working for the US army. Six Iraqi civilians killed, nine wounded, in US airstrikes on Hiyt, Al Anbar province. More attacks against oil pipeline complex near Baiji. "We arrived to the place where the dead is washed before they are buried," Razak wrote later in a report of the events. "I opened the coffin and was shocked, it was my mom with bullets all over her body. A bullet in her right eye and another bullet entered her cheek and exited from the upper neck, another one in the upper thigh and leg, right hand and arms, these are gun bullets.... Her right hand was lifted and open in passion of trying to protect her face. When I saw all that, I became crazy, screaming as loud as possible, I took hold of her body and started talking to her, I asked her why she came out (of the house), why did she leave me alone, who do I have after her, I shook her strongly, she did not answer, I was unable to take it any longer, I left the room of washing and went outside screaming loudly why? why? I lost everything, the protective mother, my helper, my love and emotions." Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Nineteen US soldiers and seven contractors killed, at least 60 wounded in attack on Camp Marez southwest of Mosul. Friday, December 24, 2004 Three US Marines killed fighting in al-Anbar province. One US soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Heavy fighting resumes in Fallujah. Three Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad mortar attack. One Iraqi policeman killed, one wounded in Baghdad mortar attack. One Iraqi policeman assassinated near Baquba. One Iraqi killed by IED in Basra. Insurgents attack two police stations in Baquba. Tribal chief assassinated, ING soldier killed by roadside bomb in two incidents near Tikrit. Oil pipeline sabotaged near Beiji. Three ING soldiers killed by suicide bomber near Latifiyah. Four Iraqis killed in RPG attack on fuel tanker near Mahmudiyah. One US Marine killed in vehicle accident in al-Anbar province. Al-Anbar police chief resigns, Ramadi “effectively” under insurgent control. Mosul. “Insurgents have been able to ‘operate at will’ in Mosul, where 22 people died in a bomb attack this week, because the US forces and the Iraqi authorities have failed to tackle them, an intelligence assessment by senior US officials in northern Iraq concludes.” Saturday, December 25, 2004 Twelve Iraqis killed, 15 wounded by exploding fuel truck in Baghdad. Tribal sheik assassinated near Sadiyah. Police station and governor’s mansion mortared near Baquba. Insurgents storm and demolish mayor’s office in Ramadi. Provincial governor survives assassination attempt between Baquba and Baghdad. Professor of medicine assassinated in Baghdad. Sunday, December 26, 2004 Iraqi police colonel assassinated in Baghdad. Three Iraqis killed in car bomb attack against US convoy in Najaf. Five Iraqis killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Muslim scholar killed in US raid in Baghdad. ING convoy ambushed in Mosul. US troops wounded in car bomb attack near Beiji. Monday, December 27, 2004 Fifteen Iraqis killed and at least 50 wounded by car bomb outside the home of the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the country's most powerful Shiite political group. One US soldier killed and another wounded in roadside bomb explosion in Samarra. Five Iraqi officials killed in three separate assassination attacks. Three US soldiers injured in roadside bombing of a military convoy in Mosul. One of Turkey’s richest businessmen and an employee kidnapped in vicinity of Basra. Professor at Baghdad University's medical school shot dead on Haifa street. Governor of eastern Diyala province attacked by roadside bomb, four wounded. Twenty one ING soldiers abducted between Haditha and Qaim. Five policemen found shot dead in Ramadi. Tuesday, December 28, 2004 Twelve Iraqi police executed in attack in Dijla. Three policemen shot dead outside of Tikrit. Four police and an ING soldier killed in Ishaki. Local police commander assassinated in Baquba. Three ING soldiers and three civilians killed in bombing in Samarra. Militants claim to have executed eight Iraqi employees of American company The Sandi Group. Five ING soldiers killed and twenty six wounded in bombing in Baquba. Five civilians killed and dozens wounded in car bombing in Muradiya. One policeman killed when gunmen attack a station in Mosul. Ten people, including three children, wounded in car bombing in Samarra. Three policemen injured in mortar attack in Mufriq. Five Iraqi police killed and three wounded in four separate attacks on police checkpoints in Tikrit. Six wounded in car bombing attack on ING general in Baghdad. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 At least 29 people killed, including seven Iraqi policemen, in bombing ambush in Baghdad. About three quarters of a ton of explosives were detonated when the house was raided by police responding to an anonymous tip. Turkish truck driver killed near Biddiyah. Female engineer and another person working for the US Army killed near Tikrit. One US soldier and five Iraqi interior ministry commandoes wounded in bomb attack in Samarra. ING casualties in Baquba bombing increased to six killed. Two policemen killed in Shorgat. Iraqi interpreter for the US army killed and an Iraqi businessman with him kidnapped in the same area. Three Iraqi businessmen killed in Suleyman Beg. Iraqi policeman shot and wounded in Ad Dawr. Another policeman killed in Balad. Deputy provincial governor kidnapped and shot to death in Ramadi. Renewed fighting between insurgents and US forces in Mosul, including air strikes, after a fuel truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded near an American position, no casualties reported yet. New clashes reported in Samarra. Four policemen and ING soldiers killed in Sufiyah. ING soldier killed in Siniya, where more than 100 Guardsmen walked out after their commander was killed by a car bomb along with several Guards this month. Thursday, December 30, 2004 One US soldier killed, 14 wounded in heavy fighting in Mosul. ING soldier killed in Baquba ambush. Insurgents overrun Iraqi police station near Tikrit, execute 12 policemen. Five ING and one US soldier wounded in fighting in Samarra. British soldiers ambushed in southern Iraq. CJTF-7 reports a US soldier wounded in Mosul mess hall bombing has died of wounds. Friday, December 31, 2004 Three Iraqi border guards assassinated in Baquba. Thirty insurgents attack police checkpoint in Baghdad. Four Baghdad police stations attacked with small arms, RPG fire. Gas pipeline destroyed near Basra. ING soldier killed by insurgents near Fallujah. Mortar attack ignites blaze at Baghdad refinery. Four Iraqi civilians killed in ambush near Shorgat. One US soldier killed, 15 wounded in yesterday’s fighting in Mosul. One ING soldier killed, four wounded in Samarra ambush. British troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Amarah. US patrol ambushed near ad Duluiyah. Insurgents destroy Mosul telephone exchange. All 700 election workers in Mosul resign after insurgent threats. January 2005 Sunday, January 02, 2005 One US Marine killed fighting in al-Anbar province. Sniper kills one, wound s one inside Baghdad’s Green Zone. Nineteen Iraqis killed, six wounded in car bomb attack near Balad. Iraqi policeman assassinated in Baghdad. Two Iraqis beheaded in Baghdad. Insurgents execute five captured Iraqi soldiers in Ramadi. Two Iraqi government officials assassinated in incidents near Khalis and Baquba. One ING soldier killed, six wounded by roadside bomb near Mahmudiyah. Pipeline ablaze near Bahbahan. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Two ING soldiers killed, six wounded in mortar attack near Samarra. Iraqi police officer assassinated near Kirkuk. Monday, January 03, 2005 Two Iraqi policemen killed, 14 others wounded in Baghdad car bombing. One Iraqi policeman killed, two wounded by booby-trapped corpse in Tall Afar. Four Iraqi policemen killed, one wounded in ambush near Samarra. Deputy governor of Diyala province assassinated. Three Iraqi policemen killed in central Basra ambush. US troops under rocket fire near Balad. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb in North Babil. US patrol ambushed in Baghdad. Two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad car bombing. US and British consulates in Basra under mortar attack. Tuesday, January 04, 2005 Governor of Baghdad province and six bodyguards killed by gunmen in Baghdad neighborhood of Hurriyah. Six people killed and forty wounded in bombing attack on ING barracks in western Baghdad. Four people killed, 25 wounded in suicide bombing of Allawi’s National Accord Party headquarters. Suicide car bomber kills six ING soldiers and wounds 14 in Balad. Six people killed, at least 40 wounded by truck bomb at entrance to Green Zone. US Marine killed in Al-Anbar Province. Three US soldiers killed, two wounded in bombing in Baghdad. One US soldier killed and another wounded in bombing north of Baghdad. Four employees of risk-consulting company Kroll, Inc., killed by suicide bomber in Baghdad. Six ING soldiers killed by IED in Tikrit. Wednesday, January 05, 2005 Two Iraqi civilians killed, ten wounded in bombing in Baghdad district of Amiriyah. Iraqi police colonel and his driver killed in Baqouba. Four Iraqi civilians killed and two wounded when US troops opened fire after their convoy was attacked by RPGs in Ramadi. One US soldier killed, two wounded when their patrol was attacked in Tal Afar. Twenty killed and unknown number wounded in car bombing of police academy in Hillah. Seven ING soldiers killed, eight wounded in suicide bombing in Dujail. Eleven ING soldiers and two civilians killed in roadside bombings in Tikrit and Samarra. Three corpses discovered near Tikrit and three near Dhuluiyah, believed to be former employees of US military. Two Iraqi policemen gunned down in Beiji. Senior leader in Iraqi Islamic Party kidnapped and killed in Mosul. Turkish truck driver killed in Baquba. Four Iraqis injured in US helicopter attack on Sidawa neighborhood of Arbil. US wounded: “The number of U.S. troops wounded in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003 has surpassed 10,000, the Pentagon said Tuesday in a delayed update of its casualty data. Of the 10,252 total wounded, the Pentagon said 5,396 were unable to return to duty and 4,856 sustained injuries that were light enough to allow them to resume their duties. The total is normally reported each week, but the Pentagon had not updated the figures since Dec. 22, when the number of wounded stood at 9,981.” Thursday, January 06, 2005 Insurgents execute 18 Iraqis for seeking work at US base near Mosul. One US Marine killed in al-Anbar province. Five Iraqis killed in fighting in Ramadi. Two Iraqis killed in car bomb attack on US convoy in Baghdad. Six Iraqis killed, 13 wounded in car bomb attack on ING checkpoint near Baquba. Four US military contractors killed in Samarra ambush. Two ING soldiers killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Five Iraqi policemen killed by car bomb near Tikrit. Sunday, January 09, 2005 American troops kill two Iraqi police and three civilians when they open fire after roadside bombing south of Baghdad. American forces bomb wrong house in Aitha, killing five “possibly innocent” people. Manager of Allawi’s Iraqi National Accord Party assassinated in Baghdad. Mayor of Salaheddine province and an aide to the province’s governor kidnapped in Baghdad. Two Marines killed in separate attacks in Al Anbar province. Tribal leader killed in Baghdad. Iraqi translator beheaded in Baquoba. Human Rights Organization representative kidnapped south of Kirkuk. Four Iraqi civilians killed and nineteen wounded in suicide bombing in Mahwil. US soldier assigned to Task Force Baghdad killed in roadside bombing. Acting police chief of Samarra assassinated. Police captain killed in drive-by shooting in Abu Ghraib. Policeman shot to death by gunmen in Mosul. Iraqi killed by roadside bomb in Samarra. Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one Kazakh soldier killed in an explosion while loading aviation ordnance in Iraq. “American troops opened fire after their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb at a checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least two policemen and three civilians, police said Sunday, a day after the U.S. military acknowledged five people were killed when it bombed the wrong house during a search operation in northern Iraq. The U.S. military later released a statement saying it regretted the loss of "possibly innocent lives" in the strike.” Monday, January 10, 2005 Baghdad’s deputy police chief and his son assassinated. Two Iraqi soldiers killed, one Iraqi soldier and two US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb in Samarra. At least four policemen killed and ten wounded in car bomb attack on a police station in southern Baghdad using a fake police car. Thirteen year old Iraqi girl killed and a fourteen year old boy wounded in Baquaba when a US observation post engaged some unidentified smoke. The US military notes this incident was a tragedy. Two “anti-Iraqi force insurgents” killed in southern Baghdad when the roadside bomb they were planting detonated prematurely. A militant group stated it would deploy 32 snipers to shoot voters in Wasit province. Two US soldiers killed and four wounded in Baghdad roadside bombing that destroyed a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Tuesday, January 11, 2005 Seven policemen killed, eight wounded in car bombing in Tikrit. Seven Iraqis killed in roadside bombing in Yusufiyah. Suicide bomber killed and one US soldier wounded in Samarra. Gas pipeline between Kirkuk and Beiji destroyed in bombing. Additional pipelines attacked southwest of Kirkuk. Two Iraqi National Guardsmen killed in roadside bombing in Samarra. Thursday, January 13, 2005 Aide to Ayatollah Sistani killed along with his son and four bodyguards in Salman Pak. Another Sistani aide killed in Najaf. Six construction workers killed and Turkish businessman kidnapped by gunmen in central Baghdad. Member of Diyala province local council shot to death in Baquba. One Iraqi police officer killed and six wounded in roadside bombing in Baquba. Iraqi National Guard captain gunned down in Quaim. Five Iraqi soldiers killed and eight wounded in two separate attacks in Mosul. One insurgent killed and one wounded in another incident in southern Mosul. Assistant to the mayor shot dead in Baquba. Two car bombings in Mosul kill two Iraqi soldiers and an unknown number of civilians. Four bank guards burned to death in attack on van carrying coins in Baghdad. Policeman shot dead in Baghdad. Three civilians killed by Iraqi soldiers when their car failed to stop at a checkpoint in Duluiya. Four Iraqi soldiers killed in attacks around Samarra. One US Marine killed in Al Anbar province. French reporter kidnapped in Baghdad, Iraqi interpreter disappears in same incident. Friday, January 14, 2005 One Iraqi policeman critically injured, four guards and a driver severely beaten in mass escape of 38 Abu Ghraib prisoners, of whom 10 were later recaptured. The escape was possible because of a shortage of handcuffs. Two Marines killed in Al Anbar province. US soldier killed in Mosul. Three officials in Kurdish Democratic Party killed in ambush in Mosul. Four suspected insurgents arrested in Kirkuk. Four Iraqi police and three civilians killed, 30 others wounded in car bombing in Khan Bani Saad. Director of a Baghdad election center assassinated by gunmen. Democratic Islamic Party presidential candidate survives second assassination attempt. Seven insurgents shot dead by US snipers while setting up a mortar post near the Abu Sinifa mosque in northern Baghdad. Police officer killed and an Iraqi soldier kidnapped in separate incidents north of Baghdad. Three Kurdish pershmerga troops killed in fight with insurgents in Mosul. US troops battle insurgents in Baghdad’s northern Azamiyah neighborhood and ‘some Iraqis’ were killed. Iraqi of Egyptian origin kidnapped in Kirkuk by gunmen dressed as Iraqi National Guards. Five explosions rocked the Green Zone, no damage reports available. One Egyptian and four Kurds abducted in separate incidents in and around Kirkuk. US troops burn down commercial shops in the al-Radwaniya district west of Baghdad after coming under attack from the area. US military vehicle damaged by IED in al-Dawra district south of Baghdad. Saturday, January 15, 2005 Fifteen ING soldiers missing after insurgent ambush near Baghdadi. One Iraqi civilian killed, one wounded in ING ambush near Balad. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb in Mosul. Two oil pipelines ablaze near Beiji. Car bomb at Tikrit police headquarters kills six, wounds 12. Insurgents execute four Iraqis employed by US contractor near Kut. Election commissioner assassinated near Baghdad. Green Zone mortared, police patrol ambushed in Baghdad. Sunday, January 16, 2005 One US Marine killed fighting in Babil province. Five Iraqi soldiers killed in two attacks near Samarra. Three Iraqi civilians wounded in ambush of US troops near Kut. Thirteen Iraqis killed by insurgents near Latifiyah. US patrol ambushed in Mosul. One Iraqi policeman killed, four wounded in attack on checkpoint in Kirkuk. Monday, January 17, 2005 Eight ING soldiers killed in checkpoint attack near Baquba. Three Iraqis killed in car bomb ambush of US patrol in Ramadi. Seven Iraqi policemen killed, 15 wounded in car bombing in Beiji. Five Iraqis killed in fighting with US troops in Mosul. Insurgents execute Egyptian truck driver in Ramadi. Shi’ite election candidate survives assassination attempt in Baghdad. One driver missing after insurgents attack convoy near Baquba. One Iraqi MOI soldier wounded by mine near Samarra. Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Three US Marines killed in Al Anbar province. Eight ING soldiers killed by gunmen in Buhriz. Seven policemen killed in car bombing in Beiji. US Marines attacked by car bombing in Ramadi, number of casualties undisclosed. Bodies of five civilians and one Iraqi soldier found in Ramadi with notes identifying them as collaborators. Militants reportedly setting up checkpoints on roads south of Baghdad and executing suspected collaborators on the spot. Eight Chinese nationals kidnapped by militants. Four designated polling sites mortared in Basra, including at least one kindergarten. No injuries reported. Election candidate from Allawi party killed in Basra. Four guards killed, eight wounded in car bombing of SCIRI party headquarters in Baghdad. Fighting between insurgents and Iraqi soldiers on main highway near al-Dura, south of Baghdad, casualties reported. Iraqi Catholic archbishop of Mosul kidnapped at gunpoint Monday, freed on Tuesday. Lebanese national kidnapped by militants. Bursts of heavy machine gun fire and small explosions reported in south Baghdad. Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Two people killed, one Australian and seven others injured in truck bombing outside Australian embassy in Baghdad. Eighteen people, including five police, killed and one wounded in car bombing of police station in eastern Baghdad. Two Iraqi security guards killed in car bombing near Baghdad international airport. Two Iraqi civilians and two Iraqi soldiers killed in car bombing at a military complex in Baghdad. At least one person killed in explosion at Baghdad bank that targeted police as they collected their salaries. Two civilians killed by US soldiers in checkpoint shooting in Tal Afar. Six children in the backseat of the car were uninjured. Physically. US soldier killed in car bombing in Baghdad. One bystander killed and another wounded in failed assassination attempt against dean of police academy in Irbil. The governor of Dahouk escaped injury in roadside bomb attack. Several people wounded in mortar attack on al-Muthana airport compound. Barber killed by gunmen in Baghdad for giving customers Western style haircuts. Two Iraqis killed when American soldiers opened fire after their convoy was attacked by a car bomb in Mosul. Iraqi police officer killed by car bomb in central Iraq. Two human rights leaders found shot to death in Kirkuk after being kidnapped Tuesday. Two Iraqi Shiites publicly beheaded by insurgents in Ramadi. Four additional bodies found in Ramadi with notes claiming they were collaborators. Two British security contractors killed, one missing after attack on their convoy south of Beiji. Thursday, January 20, 2005 One killed and one wounded in drive-by shooting at Baghdad office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Iraqi police officer killed in car bombing in Hillah. Two Iraqi police killed and a foreign engineer kidnapped in highway ambush in central Iraq. Iraqi forces seal off main routes into Baghdad in response to yesterday’s spate of bombings. US troops launch fresh raids in Mosul. Two men, purported to be Iraqis working to facilitate the elections, killed on video posted to the internet by a militant group. Several Iraqi civilians and UK military personnel injured in explosion at entrance to base south of Basra. Saturday, January 22, 2005 Two car bombs bear Baghdad killed approximately 25 Iraqis. One US soldier was killed and another wounded in a raid near Duluiyah. An Italian soldier was killed by ground fire as his helicopter responded to a patrol ambush near Nassiriyah. Nine British soldiers were wounded by a car bomb near Basra. Fifteen Iraqi soldiers were executed and an Iraqi police station sormed and demolished near Hit. An Iraqi policeman was publicly beheaded in central Ramadi. Four Iraqi soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb near Samarra. Sunday, January 23, 2005 Attackers kill Iraqi soldiers, truck driver north of Baghdad. One US soldier killed in an exchange of fire with rebels in the town of Mosul. Monday, January 24, 2005 Three Iraqi teachers killed by roadside bomb near Beiji. Two Iraqis killed by roadside bomb ambush of ING convoy near Beiji. Insurgents demolish police station near Hit. One US soldier killed by small arms fire in Mosul. One Iraqi policeman, one Turkish driver killed in convoy ambush near Samarra. Two Iraqis killed, ten wounded by Baghdad car bomb. Insurgents execute two Iraqis, one Egyptian working for US forces in Ramadi. US convoy ambushed near Mosul, one driver killed. One Iraqi soldier assassinated in his home near Tikrit. Insurgents kidnap Brazilian engineer after convoy ambush near Beiji. Three US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Samarra. Iraqi civilians wounded in US convoy ambush near Najaf. Tuesday, January 25, 2005 At least eleven Iraqi police killed in a series of clashes in eastern Baghdad. Secretary general of the judge’s council in the Iraqi Ministry of Justice assassinated, his driver wounded in Baghdad attack. District council worker killed in western Baghdad. Three staffers from Communications Ministry wounded in drive by shooting, one seriously. Son of an Iraqi translator working for the US military shot dead. Police colonel and his 5-year-old daughter gunned down in southern Baghdad. Five US soldiers killed and two injured when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle overturned into a canal near Khan Bani Saad. Another US soldier killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. US soldier killed on patrol in Mosul. Insurgents storm police station in Ramadi and blow up polling station near Hillah. Large explosions and heavy gunfire heard in Mosul. Captured Iraqi army colonel executed in Mosul, video posted on web. Egyptian truck driver executed, video posted on web. Heavy fighting near Baghdad international airport prevents two Jordanian passenger planes from landing. American contractor kidnapped in November pleads for his life on video released on Tuesday. Three policemen and two insurgents killed, three police wounded in attack on police station in eastern Baghdad. 170 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq. Eight are held hostage, 32 were killed, two are missing, and the remainder were freed or escaped. Wednesday, January 26, 2005 One Iraqi policeman killed in Baquba. Gunmen open fire on headquarters of the Communist Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Baquba. Joint US/Iraqi patrol in hour long firefight with insurgents in Ramadi, no casualties reported. Four US Marines killed in combat in Al Anbar province. One US soldier killed, two wounded in insurgent attack near Ad Duluiyah. Four multinational soldiers wounded in car bombing on Baghdad’s airport road. City council leader shot to death in drive by shooting in Baghdad. Three other government employees were shot and killed in attacks on Tuesday. Three Baghdad schools to be used as polling centers were attacked and a bomb was defused at a fourth. Seven US soldiers wounded in two separate bombing attacks on Baghdad’s airport road. Four Iraqi police, two soldiers and three civilians killed and at least twelve others wounded in three suicide car bomb attacks on sites in Riyadh, southwest of Kirkuk. Two US soldiers wounded by small arms fire while heading to the scene. At least 20 people killed or injured in suicide bombing attack on the Sindar office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Thursday, January 27, 2005 Bombing near police academy in Kirkuk as US military convoy passes by, no casualties reported. Three polling stations near Kirkuk bombed. Two civilians injured in mortar attack on police station in Kaza. One policeman killed, another wounded in bomb attack on police car in Tikrit. At least one person killed in bombing attack on governor’s office in Baquba. Two voting centers near Fallujah bombed within twelve hours of their opening by US troops. One US Marine killed, four wounded in mortar attack on their base near Iskandariyah. Eight Australian soldiers injured in car bombing on Baghdad’s airport road. Three Iraqis killed and seven injured in roadside bomb attack on passing US military convoy near Mahmoudiya. Iraqi bystander killed in roadside bombing attack on passing US military convoy in Tikrit. School administration building scheduled to be used as voting center blown up in Samarra. One Iraqi civilian killed and another injured in firefights between US troops and insurgents in Samarra. Continued fighting between insurgents and US troops in Ramadi. Body of former colonel in Saddam’s intelligence services found in Baquba, after his abduction two days ago. One Iraqi police officer killed, four injured by suicide bombing in Baquba. US soldier killed by ‘accidental gunshot wound’ near Tikrit. US soldier injured in roadside bombing near Kirkuk. Three Iraqis wounded in mortar attack near Khalis. Four ING soldiers and one officer kidnapped in Baghdadi. Friday, January 28, 2005 Four Iraqi National Guards abducted and executed in Ramadi. Five civilians and an Iraqi soldier killed in two separate bombings in Samarra. Four polling centers bombed in Ramadi. Three polling centers bombed in Basra. Three policemen and an Iraqi soldier killed by car bomb in Mahmudiya. One US Marine killed and four others wounded in attack in the same area. Car bombing near US base in Ramadi, no casualties reported. Two bystanders killed in firefight between US forces and gunmen in Ramadi. Policeman killed by car bomb in Baquba. Translator working with US forces killed in roadside bombing in Tikrit. Three other policemen were killed in a separate series of attacks. Videotape posted showing the murder of a candidate from Allawi’s party, Allawi threatened with death. Schools designated as polling places attacked by mortar fire in Basra. US troops and gunmen exchange fire on Haifa Street in Baghdad. One US Marine killed, five wounded in mortar attack on their base in Iskandariyah. Three Iraqis killed and seven injured when roadside bomb misses a US convoy in Mahmoudiyah. Three Iraqi civilians killed in car bombing in Samarra. Polling place mortared in Samarra. Seven polling stations in Kirkuk attacked by mortar and machine gun fire, one policeman killed. One Iraqi army soldier killed and seven people wounded in suicide car bombing in Baquba. One ING soldier killed in attack on voting center in a school in Ramadi. Iraqi Army chief reports that Iraqi authorities have detained over 2000 suspected insurgents in the past three weeks. One Iraqi girl killed in mortar attack on police station in Saba Al-Boor. Four Iraqi police killed in Baghdad car bombing. Four people killed in suicide bombing of power station in Baghdad neighborhood of Dura. Some 40 polling stations have been destroyed in attacks as of Thursday. Saturday, January 29, 2005 One US soldier killed by small arms fire in Baghdad ambush. Three Iraqi soldiers killed, four wounded in rocket attack near Duluiyah. Three Iraqi soldiers, five civilians killed by suicide bomber near Khanaqin. Three US soldiers killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Five Iraqis killed by car bomb at Baghdad power plant. Bring ‘em on Six Iraqi soldiers killed in Ramadi ambush. One US soldier killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Heavy fighting reported in Samarra. One Iraqi policeman killed in multiple attacks on Kirkuk polling stations. Mosul election center heavily damaged by car bomb. Insurgents execute three Iraqi contractors near Balad. Four polling stations in Basra bombed. One Iraqi soldier killed, one wounded in mortar attack near Suwayrah. Sunday, January 30, 2005 Four Iraqis killed by mortar fire at Sadr City polling station. Two Americans killed, four wounded in mortar attack on US embassy in Baghdad. Explosion reported at polling station in Basra. Suicide bomber kills one Iraqi, wounds four at Baghdad polling station. One US Marine killed fighting in al-Anbar province. Eight suicide bomb attacks reported at Baghdad polling stations. February 2005 Tuesday, February 01, 2005 Four detainees killed, six wounded in riot at Camp Bucca internment facility in southern Iraq. Three US Marines killed in combat south of Baghdad. One US Marine killed in Al Anbar province. One US soldier killed, two wounded in roadside bomb attack in Ramadi. Humvee destroyed in another bomb attack in Ramadi, crew escaped with minor wounds. Wednesday, February 02, 2005 One person killed and another injured in clashes between insurgents and ING soldiers in Mosul. Four ING soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Mosul. Two policemen killed when a bomb they were trying to defuse detonated in Irbil. Two persons killed in mortar and gunfire attacks in Kirkuk. 3 persons killed in car bombing in Khanaqi. Four civilians killed in a drive-by shooting in Iskandariyah. Iraqi motorist shot dead on the main desert highway west of Baghdad. A witness claimed U.S. troops opened fire when the vehicle tried to overtake an American military convoy. Two Iraqi policemen killed in drive-by shooting in Baquba. One Iraqi soldier killed in Baquba. “January was the third month since the U.S. invasion of Iraq that U.S. troop deaths reached or exceeded 100, and it was one of the deadliest months for the National Guard and Reserves.” Thursday, February 03, 2005 Twelve Iraqi soldiers executed and two critically wounded in ambush near village of Zab. Two Iraqi soldiers killed in drive-by shooting in Baghdad. New Baghdad city council member gunned down outside his home in southern Baghdad. Two US Marines killed in combat in Al Anbar province. Oil pipeline attacked near Beiji. Two Iraqi contractors killed by gunmen near Baquba. Two civilians killed and six injured in mortar attack on US base at Tal Afar. Governor of Al Anbar province survived roadside bomb attack in Ramadi but a woman was injured when his guards opened fire. Up to seven British Paras are expected to be charged with murder for allegedly beating a youth to death in southern Iraq. Friday, February 04, 2005 Two US Marines killed in al-Anbar province. Twelve Iraqi Army recruits executed near Kirkuk. Two Iraqi policemen killed, 14 wounded, 36 missing in ambush near Diwaniyah. One Iraqi policeman killed, five wounded in ambush near Abu Ghraib. Local official assassinated near Hilla. Governor of al-Anbar province survives assassination attempt. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Mosul. One US Marine killed fighting in Babil province. Insurgents kill two Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad. Two Iraqi civilians killed by mortar fire near Tal Afar. Three Iraqi civilians killed by roadside bomb near Ishaaq. Three Iraqi soldiers killed in bomb ambush near Yathrib. One Iraqi killed, three wounded enroute to work at US base near Baquba. “Less than a third of the 136,000 members of Iraqi security forces that the Pentagon says are trained and equipped can be sent to tackle the most challenging missions in the country, and Iraqi Army units are suffering severe troop shortages, two top Pentagon officials told a Senate panel on Thursday….Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz told senators that Iraqi Army units had absentee rates of up to 40 percent partly because many new soldiers had failed to return to duty after going home on leave.” Saturday, February 4, 2005 Four US soldiers killed in two roadside bomb ambushes near Beiji. Eleven Iraqi policemen missing after Baghdad convoy ambush. Four Iraqi policemen killed by bomb in Basra. Three Iraqi soldiers killed in two incidents in Samarra. Insurgents kidnap Italian journalist in Baghdad. Insurgents storm and demolish Baghdad mosque. Sunday, February 6, 2005 33 Iraqis and 3 US troops killed yesterday across Iraq. Roadside bomb kills 4 Iraqi soldiers in Basra. Four Egyptian engineers working for a telecoms company in Iraq have been kidnapped. A previously unknown Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnap in Iraq of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and threatened to kill her in days unless Rome pulls its troops out of the country. Oil pipeline linking two of Iraq's major refineries has been attacked. Monday, February 7, 2005 Insurgents attacked a police station south of Baghdad under cover of darkness Sunday, killing 22 Iraqi police and soldiers. The death toll from a suicide bomb last in a hospital compound in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this morning has reached 12. All 12 victims were policemen. Fourteen Iraqis were killed and at least 13 others were wounded on Monday in a suicide bombing attack outside a police station in Baquba, a town north of Baghdad, hospital sources said. One U.S. soldier from Task Force Baghdad was killed and two others were wounded Sunday afternoon in a roadside bombing north of the capital. Iraqi civilian wounded Sunday by a roadside bomb that exploded but missed an Iraqi police patrol in the southern port city of Basra. Attackers gunned down an Iraqi contractor who apparently worked with the U.S. military, and police in the Shiite city of Karbala reported that a suicide car bomber struck a U.S. convoy south of the city Sunday morning, destroying a U.S. vehicle. Elsewhere in the city, gunmen fired rifle shots at a gasoline tanker truck, and the vehicle exploded into a huge ball of fire. No one was hurt. In another attack, gunmen fired on a group of Iraqi policemen working to dismantle a roadside bomb on a main street in central Baghdad, injuring two officers. Tuesday, February 08, 2005 At least 13 Iraqi army recruits killed and at least 11 wounded in car bombing in west Baghdad. Secretary-General of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation survived an ambush by gunmen in which two of his sons were killed. One civilian killed and three wounded in mortar attack in Mosul. Eight year old child killed in mortar attack in Baquba. Five other people killed in separate attacks across the area north of Baghdad. Oil pipeline between northern Iraq and Beiji hit by rocket. Three Iraqi policemen killed in fighting in Baghdad’s Al-Ghazaliyah district. Three civilians killed in mortar attack on Mosul police station. One Iraqi killed and four wounded in mortar attack on city council building in Samarra. Body of an ING soldier found on city street in Ramadi. One insurgent killed, one wounded in two attacks on US troops in Baghdad’s Sadr City. Wednesday, February 09, 2005 Twenty one Iraqi army recruits killed, 27 wounded by suicide bomber at Iraqi army recruitment center in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed in clashes in Baghdad neighborhood of Ghazaliya. Senior Iraqi Interior Ministry official kidnapped by gunmen in southern Baghdad. US soldier shot dead north of Baghdad. US military announces the death of another soldier in Mosul on February 6. Four Iraqi police officers killed, two wounded in roadside bombing in Samarra. Head of the office of the Association of Muslim Scholars arrested by US and Iraqi soldiers in dawn raid. Guerilla killed by US troops near Balad. Iraqi journalist who worked for a US-funded radio station killed by gunmen along with his 3-year-old son. Thursday, February 10, 2005 One US soldier killed, one wounded in convoy ambush near Balad. Journalist at US-funded Iraqi TV network assassinated in Basra. Housing ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed by car bomb in central Baghdad. Twenty Iraqi truck drivers, two policemen, two soldiers killed in convoy ambush near Salman Pak. One Iraqi killed in firefight between insurgents and police in Baquba. Four Iraqi police killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Oil pipeline sabotaged in Baghdad. Bodies of five missing ING soldiers discovered near Ramadi. Two Iraqi police killed in raid near Duluiyah. Five Iraqi police wounded by car bomb near Hafriyah. Three KDP members assassinated in Baghdad. Friday, February 11, 2005 Wounded Sistani aide survives assassination attempt in Baghdad. Eleven Iraqis killed by gunmen at Shi’ite bakery in Baghdad. Heavy fighting reported in Salman Pak. At least ten Iraqi police killed, 50 wounded. Iraqi interpreter working for US troops executed by insurgents near Beiji. Croatian truck driver killed in ambush near Tikrit. Sons of prominent Iraqi politician assassinated in Baghdad. One Iraqi killed in roadside bomb ambush of US convoy in Kirkuk. At least twelve Iraqis killed by car bomb at Shi’ite mosque near Balad. Saturday, February 12, 2005 Car bomb at Musayyib hospital kills 17 Iraqis. Iraqi judge assassinated in Basra. Two Iraqis killed, three wounded by roadside bomb near Tall Afar. One US soldier killed in roadside bomb ambush near Baghdad. Three US soldiers wounded by car bomb attack in Saladin province. Sunday, February 13, 2005 A car bomb has exploded near an Iraqi security forces checkpoint on the road between Hilla and Kerbala in a mainly Shi'ite area south of Baghdad, killing at least one person. Monday, February 14, 2005 Kidnappers have abducted the head of a Christian party in Iraq and are demanding the withdrawal of US troops. A U.S. soldier was killed in fighting north of Baghdad and gunmen assassinated an Iraqi general and two companions in a Shiite neighbourhood of the capital Sunday. A fourth Task Force Danger soldier was killed and one was wounded in fighting near Samarra, a flash point of the insurgency 60 miles north of Baghdad, the military said. In the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, an Iraqi interpreter for Italian troops and his son were shot to death Sunday. Insurgents attacked a U.S. convoy and a government building near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, leaving at least four people dead. Two Iraqi National Guard troops were also killed while trying to defuse a roadside bomb. Insurgents fired on the convoy in Al-Qahira district, just north of Mosul, sparking a battle that left at least four people dead and two wounded. Insurgents also fired a rocket at the governor's building in Mosul, killing one woman and one man, as well as injuring four others. Tuesday, February 15, 2005 US troops and gunmen in firefight around Baghdad’s Haifa street. Turkish businessman held hostage for two months freed after his family paid a substantial ransom. Iraqi deputy governor escaped death in suicide bomb attack in Khalis, no other casualties reported. Election officials report gunmen seized some ballot boxes in Mosul. One US soldier killed and three wounded in bomb attack outside Baquaba. Three ING troops killed in Baquaba roadside bombing. Two police officers killed, two wounded in attack in Mosul by gunmen that succeeded in freeing a prisoner who was being transported by the officers. Three injured in mortar attack on Baghdad police station. One woman and a two-year-old girl killed, seven wounded in mortar attack in Samarra. Two high ranking policemen assassinated by gunmen in Baghdad. Oil pipeline set on fire near Kirkuk. Kidnappers threatened to decapitate their Swedish hostage if ransom isn’t paid. Iraqi translator and his son were killed in Nassiriyah. Iraqi militant group claims it has kidnapped an Iraqi Christian translator who worked at a US military base. Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Joint US and Iraqi raids capture 53 suspected guerillas. Two Iraqi policemen killed and two wounded in bombing in western Baghdad. One civilian killed, one policeman seriously wounded in bombing in Baghdad neighborhood of Ghaziliya. Interior Ministry intelligence officer shot dead by gunmen in southern Baghdad neighborhood. Police colonel seriously wounded and his driver killed by gunmen in Mosul. Former municipal official assassinated in Sadr City. Civil aviation official killed in western Baghdad. Police sergeant killed in eastern Baghdad. Italian journalist begs for her life in video released by insurgents Wednesday. Thursday, February 17, 2005 Three Iraqi soldiers killed by car bomb near Duluiyah. Iraqi colonel killed in patrol ambush near Kirkuk. Two Iraqi soldiers killed in mortar attack near Dujail. Two Iraqi policemen killed in patrol ambush near Tikrit. Oil pipelines sabotaged neat Kirkuk and Beiji. One US soldier killed in action in al-Anbar province. Seven Iraqi soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. Insurgents execute eight Iraqis working for US forces near Dujail. Four US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman, eight insurgents killed in heavy fighting near Baquba. Fighting reported in Ramadi and Samarra. US convoy ambushed near Mosul. Crowd kills suspected suicide bomber in Baghdad. US troops fighting insurgents in central Baghdad. Friday, February 18, 2005 Thirty Iraqis killed by bomb at mosque in southern Baghdad. Thirteen Iraqis killed in bombing at western Baghdad mosque. One US soldier killed by small arms fire in Mosul. One US soildier killed, three wounded by Mosul car bomb. Four Iraqi policemen killed, for wounded in two incidents in Samarra. Iraqi politician kidnapped near Samarra. Iraqi politician kidnapped near Mosul pleads for his life on videotape. Insurgents kidnap, execute sons of Najaf police chief. Two Indonesian television journalists missing near Ramadi. Sunday, February 20, 2005 Yesterday was the Shi’ite religious festival of Ashura. Last year 271 people were killed in bomb attacks and this year there are reports that up to 55 were killed in Iraq. US Marine killed in action in Al Anbar province. In one of the suicide bomb attacks above, a US soldier was killed in Baghdad. 9 Iraqi troops killed in attack on checkpoint 20 miles south of Baghdad. Monday, February 21, 2005 A car bomb killed a member of Iraq’s National Guard and a civilian in the northern city of Baquba. Two civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded as an Iraqi police patrol passed in Basra. Two Kurds killed in an apparent accidental explosion of an ammunition dump in Kirkuk. Huge fire breaks out in pharmaceutical plant after clashes between US forces and insurgents in Mosul. US and Iraqi troops have launched a large-scale operation around the rebellious city of Ramadi. Gunmen in Iraq have abducted a female Iraqi television presenter in the northern city of Mosul. Tuesday, February 22, 2005 Two Iraqi special forces soldiers killed, 30 wounded in car bomb attack on their convoy outside of the Green Zone in Baghdad. One guerilla killed in attack on Shiite mosque in western Baghdad. Suicide bombing attempt foiled in Adnan Khair Allah hospital in north Baghdad. US military convoy hit by roadside bomb attack in Doura neighborhood of south Baghdad, no casualties reported. US troops exchange fire with guerillas in Samarra. One Iraqi killed by mortar fire in Samarra. One US Marine killed in Al Anbar province. Three US soldiers killed, eight wounded in Baghdad when a roadside bomb detonated near a helicopter carrying a medical team responding to a vehicle accident in which one US soldier was injured. Iraqi civilian killed near Al-Saqwaliya when two roadside bombs blew up after a US military patrol passed by. Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Two people killed, 14 wounded in Mosul car bombing. One civilian shot dead by US troops in Mosul when he approached their convoy too closely. One Iraqi police officer killed, one wounded in attack by gunman in Kirkuk. One US soldier killed in roadside bombing in Tuz Khurmatu. Two Iraqi civilians killed and one seriously wounded in RPG attack near Kirkuk. Dawa Party local representative assassinated in Moqdadiyah. Three Iraqis killed in Haqlaniya when they drove toward a building occupied by US Marines during the offensive into Haqlaniya presently being conducted. Operation River Blitz: U.S. Marines fought their way into the insurgent stronghold of Haqlaniya on Wednesday, intensifying a campaign to bring Iraq's restive western province of Anbar under control. Saturday, February 26, 2005 One US soldier killed in Al Anbar province. Two civilians killed by a roadside bomb west of Baghdad. Kidnapped female Iraqi television presenter found shot dead in Mosul. One Iraqi National Guard soldier killed and seven people injured in car bomb attack near Mussayyib. Car bomb attack near an ING convoy in Iskandariyah, no casualties reported. Three US soldiers killed and eight wounded in explosion in Tarmiyah. At least 15 people killed in suicide attack on police headquarters in Tikrit. Two US soldiers killed and two wounded in separate bomb attacks in Qaryat and near Samarra. Five people killed in Iskandariyah in suicide attack on the local headquarters of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution party. Two people killed and one wounded when gunmen attacked a bakery in Baghdad. Four ING soldiers killed by two bombs in Qaim. Two policemen killed and three injured in ambush of police patrol in Kirkuk. Three Iraqis killed, 15 wounded in clashes between US Marines and gunmen in Ramadi in fighting reported to last several hours. Two people killed in bomb blast near the headquarters of Iraq’s leading Sunni religious organization. Three Iraqi women killed by mortar rounds striking their homes near Dhuluiyah. Turkish truck driver killed by RPG. One Iraqi soldier killed, five wounded in car bombing at Mussaieb. Driver killed and a journalist seriously wounded when gunmen attacked their car. Eleven people, including four women, a policeman, and two civil servants were kidnapped in a string of abductions in the area south of Baghdad. Two Iranian border guards killed and three others injured in an ambush carried out by “bandits” on the south-western border with Iraq. Revenge killings: “Shiite Muslim assassins are killing former members of Saddam Hussein's mostly Sunni Muslim regime with impunity in a wave of violence that, combined with the ongoing Sunni insurgency, threatens to escalate into civil war.” Sunday, February 27, 2005 A bomb has ripped through a municipal building killing at least five people and injuring several in Hammam Alil, near the city of Mosul. IED explosion injures four soldiers during a patrol in Samara. Two US soldiers killed and two injured in bomb and gunfire attack in Baghdad. Monday, February 28, 2005 More than 100 people have been killed in a massive car bomb attack in Hilla 100km south of the capital. 20 miles north of Hillah in the town of Musayyib, another car bomb exploded at a police checkpoint, killing at least one policeman and wounding several others. Gunmen have killed four people and wounded two in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Police Commander kidnapped by insurgents in Baghdad. US soldier killed Sunday evening in attack in Baghdad. Iraqi police find the body of a headless woman in Baghdad, with a note attached denouncing her as a spy. March 2005 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 Death toll from the Hillah car bombing now stands at 122 dead, 170 wounded. One police officer was killed and four wounded in a suicide attack on a police patrol in southern Baghdad. One Iraqi civilian was killed and two wounded when they were caught in a firefight between guerillas and police in Baquba. One US soldier was shot to death at a traffic control point in Baghdad. One US soldier died and two were injured in a vehicle accident near Tikrit. Two police officers were killed in heavy fighting with guerillas in Mosul. Gunfire was heard throughout Monday morning in the area of Baghdad around Sadoun Street after police closed several blocks and arrested a number of Sudanese men. One US soldier killed, four injured in roadside bomb attack on their convoy between Karbala and Ramadi. Kidnapped French journalist, seized in the Iraqi capital Baghdad more than seven weeks ago, made a desperate appeal for help in a video tape released by insurgents on Tuesday. “As of today, February 28th, 1508 members of the United States military have been killed as a result of their service in Iraq. Additionally, at least 74 American civilians have been killed while performing duties that range from security guard to truck driver.” “An issue in question is the Department of Defense's tally of personnel who were wounded, evacuated from the Iraqi theater, and then succumbed to their wounds. According to John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, the DoD has reported that over 15,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have been evacuated yet only 10 died of their wounds. Given the severity of combat wounds, many find this statistic hard to believe.” Wednesday, March 02, 2005 Six Iraqis killed and 28 wounded in car bombing in central Baghdad. A judge who sat on the tribunal that will try Saddam Hussein was assassinated in Baghdad. His son died in the same attack. Iraqi police lieutenant killed by gunmen in the Baghdad neighborhood of Doura. More police began searching for the killers and were ambushed. Two were slain. Another patrol responded to that attack and was caught by a roadside bomb that killed three more officers. One more Iraqi policeman was killed by gunmen in a separate attack near Abu Ghraib. Four Iraqi soldiers killed and three wounded in car bomb attack in southern Baghdad. Thursday, March 03, 2005 Five Iraqi policemen killed, five wounded by two car bombs in central Baghdad. Seven ING soldiers wounded in Tikrit firefight. One US Marine killed in fighting in Babil province. Two Iraqi policemen killed in separate incidents in Mosul. Two Iraqi contractors assassinated in Baghdad. Two Iraqi contractors assassinated near Kirkuk. Two Turkish truck drivers killed by insurgents near Tikrit. One Iraqi killed, 14 wounded by car bomb in Baquba. Three British civilians wounded in ambush near Basra. Gas pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. “Iraq has extended its state of emergency for another 30 days, the government said today. Friday, March 04, 2005 Two US soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Iraqi police chief assassinated near Al Budaur. Iraqi police colonel survives assassination attempt near Kirkuk. Two US security contractors killed by roadside bomb near Ashraf. US patrol ambushed by roadside bomb in Ramadi. One Iraqi policeman, one civilian killed by roadside bomb in Samarra. One Iraqi policeman killed, six wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Baquba. Oregon Guardsmen discover the bodies of two Westerners near Taiji. “Turkey has deployed 1,357 military personnel in northern Iraq to fight against members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), said Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul on Thursday.” Saturday, March 05, 2005 Four US soldiers killed fighting in al Anbar province. Seven insurgents killed by Iraqi civilians near Wihda. Bulgarian soldier killed in ambush near Diwaniyah. Five Iraqi soldiers killed in mortar attack near Duluiyah. US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb in Mosul. One Iraqi soldier killed, three wounded by roadside bomb near Tikrit. Four Iraqis wounded by motorcycle bomb in Baghdad. Insurgents release Italian journalist in Baghdad; US troops fire on her car, wounding her and killing Italian intelligence officer. Daytime curfew imposed in Samarra. “Relatives of the thousands of Iraqis in American-run detention centres in Iraq are protesting at overcrowding. Pre-election sweeps have swollen the prison population to breaking point, they say. At Abu Ghraib prison, where eight Americans were charged last year with abusing detainees, more than 3,100 are interned. US officials admit that their ‘ideal limit’ for the facility is 2,500.” Sunday, March 6, 2005 Armed group kidnaps foreigners working at army base near Mosul. Kurdish official killed in Mosul. A Shiite imam associated with the rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr was shot and killed by gunmen on Friday night as he drove to a mosque in the Baghdad. Monday, March 7, 2005 7 Iraqi troops and 5 Iraqi police killed and 26 injured in coordinated attacks by insurgents in Baquba. Jordanian businessman kidnapped in Baghdad. Gunmen kill two policemen and wound a third in a drive-by shooting in the eastern slum of Sadr City. Two civilians killed after insurgents launch roadside bomb attack on joint U.S.-Iraqi military convoy in Baghdad. Fifteen killed and eighteen wounded in car bomb attack on an Iraqi convoy in Balad. 212, the number of attacks that there have been on Iraqi oil infrastructure. Tuesday, March 08, 2005 Two Iraqi soldiers and at least 13 others killed, 23 wounded in suicide bomb attack at the home of an Iraqi army officer in Balad. Five soldiers and one assailant killed in attack on Iraqi army checkpoint in Al-Muradiyah in an operation reported to involve twenty attackers in five vehicles. Two police, two others killed and 11 wounded in bombing in Baquba. Interpreter killed in Tuz. Rebel killed by US soldiers in Mosul. Jordanian businessman kidnapped in Baghdad. A total of 15 persons reported killed in and around Baquba in assaults that included a car bombing, three roadside bombings, and small arms attacks on three checkpoints. Two police officers killed, one wounded in attack in Baghdad. Two civilians killed in roadside bomb attack against a joint US/Iraqi convoy in Baghdad neighborhood of Amiriyah. Former Iraqi army officer assassinated by gunmen in Baghdad’s Douri district. Man killed by mortar attack in Qaim. Two people killed and two wounded in clashes between US troops and insurgents in Ramadi. Deputy Chief of the Interior Ministry’s immigration department assassinated in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad. Three civilians killed in assault by gunmen on truck convoy in Salman Pak. Deputy head of Hay Alfulat hospital shot dead in Baghdad. Two men identified by the US military as terrorists killed in Ad Duja. Another man was wounded and detained with five others. Prominent Sunni politician and former member of Mosul’s city council assassinated by gunmen while leaving her home in Mosul. More than 60 suspected insurgents arrested by US/Iraqi forces in Haswa. Five Bechtel Corporation employees abducted near Tuz. “Some 90 sites in Iraq that the United Nations had monitored for unconventional arms materials have been razed or looted since the U.S. intervention, according to a new U.N. inspection report.” Wednesday, March 09, 2005 At least three people killed in addition to the bomber and 30 wounded in suicide bomb attack on Baghdad hotel near Agriculture ministry. Twenty-six bullet riddled corpses found near Rumana, close to Quaim. Fifteen headless bodies, including three women and two children, found in Latifiya. One US soldier killed, another wounded in roadside bombing in Baghdad. One Iraqi policeman killed and three wounded in roadside bombing in Basra. Car bomb attacks reported against an American checkpoint outside Habaniyah and near US troops close to Abu Ghraib, no injuries reported. Four Iraqi police officers killed when a booby trapped corpse exploded south of Baghdad. Two guards killed and one wounded in unsuccessful assassination attempt directed at Iraq’s interim planning minister. Four US soldiers killed in bomb attack near Ramadi. Thursday, March 10, 2005 Police chief, four Iraqi policemen assassinated in Baghdad ambush. Two Iraqi policemen killed, two wounded in fighting near Mosul. Kurdish TV worker assassinated in Kirkuk. Second Baghdad police chief assassinated in Baghdad. Saturday, March 12, 2005 Fifty Iraqis killed, 100 wounded in Mosul bombing. Two Iraqi soldiers killed, three wounded in fighting near Diwaniyah. Corpses of 30 Iraqi policemen discovered near al-Romana. Three Iraqi policemen killed in Mosul ambush. Turkish truck driver carrying US supplies killed by roadside bomb near Beiji. Oil pipeline ablaze near Samarra. One Iraqi killed in drive by-shooting at central Baghdad contractor hotel. One US soldier killed in “non-hostile accident” in Al-Anbar province. “By day or night, Baghdad has become a cacophony of automatic weapons fire, explosions and sudden death, its citizens living in constant fear of being shot by insurgents or the security forces meant to protect them. Streets are crammed with passenger cars fighting for space with armored vehicles and pickups loaded with hooded and heavily armed Iraqi soldiers. Hundreds of bombs in recent months have made mosques, public squares, sidewalks and even some central streets extremely dangerous places in Baghdad. On Haifa Street, rocket-propelled grenades sometimes fly through traffic. Rashid Street is a favorite for roadside bombers near the Tigris River. And then there's Sadoun Street, once teeming with Western hotels and home to Firdous Square -- the landmark roundabout in central Baghdad where Iraqis toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein. In the two years since Hussein's ouster, Sadoun Street has become an avenue of blast walls -- thick concrete slabs 6 to 12 feet high -- that protect government buildings and hotels now home to the few Western contractors and journalists who remain.” Sunday, March 13, 2005 Two US contractors from Blackwater Security Consulting killed by roadside bomb in Hilla. Three Iraqi policemen killed during funeral procession in Mosul. Oil pipeline blown up by insurgents north of Baghdad. Ukraine begins withdrawal. Monday, 14 March 2005 Two policemen and two civilians killed in car bomb attack in Yusufiyah. Two civilians killed when a US helicopter opened fire on insurgents in Mosul. Twelve bodies found in Babel. Two Iraqi troops killed by timed explosion in Baghdad. Iraqi policeman killed in mortar attack in Baghdad. American soldier killed by small arms fire in Mosul. "He'll be forgotten in five minutes," one man murmured in Arabic after looking at Shalaal's bullet-riddled white compact car. "That's Iraq today." Tuesday, March 15, 2005 Kurdish cameraman for satellite channel KurdSat killed by gunmen in northern Iraq. Four civilians wounded by suicide car bomb in Youssifiyah. Five bodyguards of the Health Ministry’s director general wounded by roadside bomb. Iraqi army captain assassinated by gunmen in Abu Ghraib district. One child killed and four people, including one policeman, wounded in suicide bomb attack in northeastern Baghdad that also killed the bomber. Three civilians, a woman and two children, inadvertently killed, and two others wounded, in crossfire when a US fired on suspected gunmen in Mosul. Five insurgents killed in the same incident. At least four people wounded in car bombing near Sunni mosque in Baghdad. One US Marine killed in action in Al Anbar province. One US soldier killed in suicide bombing in Telafar. Four civilians killed, at least seven wounded, including two police officers, in car bombing on Baghdad’s airport road. Unconfirmed reports indicate that some US troops were also wounded and that when additional US troops arrived to evacuate the wounded, a second car bomb exploded, wounding more US soldiers. Wednesday, March 16, 2005 Suicide car bomb attack kills three Iraqis soldiers in Baquba. Deputy commander of Iraqi Forces in Al Anbar Province shot dead by US troops at checkpoint west of Ramadi. Italian soldier killed during routine target practice session in Nasiriyah. Casualties feared after bomb attack on English language newspaper in Baghdad. As the Iraqi Parliament convenes for the first time more than half a dozen bomb explosions occur near the Green Zone in Baghdad. Oil pipeline attack in Fatha. Friday, March 18, 2005 Sunni cleric assassinated in Baghdad. Iraqi police colonel assassinated in Mosul. Iraqi police general assassinated in Kirkuk. Two Iraqis killed, six US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Five Iraqi soldiers killed, 11 wounded by car bomb attack on Baquba checkpoint. Three Iraqis working for US Army assassinated near Balad. “Bulgaria intends to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq in July and bring home the last of the 460-member force by year's end, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolai Svinarov said Thursday.” Saturday, March 19, 2005 Three Iraqi policemen killed, seven wounded in Kirkuk bombing. One US soldier killed in Baghdad ambush. US-funded Iraqi newspaper offices bombed in Baghdad. US convoy attacked by car bomb in Ramadi. Fighting reported in Ramadi after insurgents attack municipal building. Oil pipeline ablaze near Beiji. US patrol ambushed by two car bombs near Haditha. Turkish businessman assassinated near Dujail. Iraqi soldier kidnapped near Tuz. Sunday, March 20, 2005 Body of an Iraqi policeman found in the Misaiab surburb of Baghdad. Two Iraqi contractors working for the US Army killed and three civilians wounded in a drive-by shooting in Baquba. US troops wound three as they mistakenly fire on a group of policemen in Baghdad. Two Egyptians claimed to be kidnapped west of Baghdad. Gunmen kill regional police commissioner in the Doura suburb of Baghdad. Top anti-corruption police officer assasinated in Mosul. "The cases we are getting are unbelievable," Dr. Taha Qassim says. "Huge crimes, assassinations, beheadings. Why, only today I dissected three beheaded bodies. We will probably break the record for beheaded cadavers in any forensic department in the world." Monday, March 21, 2005 Turkish driver shot dead in Beiji. Two Jordanian students found dead in Hilla. Bomb attack kills civilian and injures policeman in Basra. Four Iraqi policemen killed and nineteen injured in truck bomb attack in Baquba. US soldier killed and three injured in bomb attack in Kirkuk. Insurgents blow-up municipal building in Baghdad. Insurgents kill civilian and wound three policemen in coordinated attack in Samarra. Civilian killed and two others injured after mortar attack on the Iraqi army base in Mahmudiyah. Gunmen open fire at the funeral of top Iraqi anti-corruption policeman (killed earlier in the day) killing two mourners in Mosul. Twenty four insurgents killed and six US troops injured in a major gun battle following the ambush of a convoy in Salman Pak. Reuters still running with the story that the Iraqi Minister for the Provinces, Wael Abdul al-Latif, has been kidnapped by insurgents in Suwayah. US soldier killed Sunday in Al Anbar province. Singapore ends its involvement in the crumbling coalition. Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Twenty-six Iraqi militants killed, seven wounded and seven US troops wounded in clash southeast of Baghdad. Two militants killed, two wounded in two separate incidents in Salaheddin province. One Iraqi soldier killed, four wounded when their vehicle was struck by an RPG in western Baghdad. One Iraqi soldier killed and one wounded in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad. One Iraqi soldier killed in mortar attack on army base in Sherqat. About a dozen civilians wounded in Samarra car bombing. Iraqi driver seriously wounded while the head of Baghdad’s Kazimiyah neighborhood police force escaped injury in an assassination attempt by gunmen. Four civilians killed in roadside bombing that targeted a nearby US patrol in Mosul. US casualties figures not available. Seventeen militants killed and fourteen captured after they ambushed a convoy of Iraqi security forces in Mosul that included the city’s top security official. A police spokesman stated that no Iraqi troops were injured in the attack by militants carrying mortars, RPGs, and AK-47s. One person injured when five mortar shells landed in a Kurdish enclave in Mosul. One child killed in Iskandariyah in rocket attack according to a police official who declined to be named out of fear of retribution by militants. Bodies of six Iraqi army soldiers received at the mortuary in Kut with their hands tied behind their backs and multiple gunshot wounds to their chests and heads. Two militants killed and one wounded in the Baghdad neighborhood of Dora after three carloads of militants opened fire on shoppers and local merchants who returned fire. One policeman killed by gunmen in the same quarter of the city. Two years in: At least 45 people died in violence in Iraq, including a US soldier, as Washington defended its decision to lead an invasion exactly two years ago amid protests around the world. Wednesday, March 23, 2005 One US soldier killed in Kirkuk roadside bombing. One officer killed and two wounded in roadside bombing in Baghdad. Three Iraqis, including two women, killed, and six others, including two children, wounded in explosion of old Iraqi army munitions in Beiji. Four women and three children killed in Azizya in explosion of bomb believed to be left over from the 2003 US invasion. Iraqi brigadier died in Kirkuk of wounds he received in an assassination attempt last Sunday. Eighty-five militants and seven Iraqi commandos killed in a joint US-Iraqi raid on a suspected guerilla training camp near Lake Tharthar, according to Iraqi officials. One child killed and three wounded in a mortar or rocket attack on a west Baghdad elementary school. One policeman killed and another wounded while trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Baghdad. One policeman and one sapper killed, three others wounded, while trying to defuse a bomb outside a Baghdad school. “A poignant indicator of how the American occupation is going two years after the initial invasion of Iraq came last week. Iraq’s National Assembly met, a sign that the new transitional government chosen in the inspiring elections of Jan. 30 is beginning to govern. But the meeting was shaken by a volley of mortar fire that fell only a few hundred yards short of the assembly hall.” Friday, March 25, 2005 Eleven Iraqi soldiers killed, nine Iraqi and two US soldiers wounded by Ramadi car bomb. Five female Iraqi translators working for US Army assassinated in Baghdad. Fighting between insurgents and Iraqi security forces reported in Fallujah. Two US patrols ambushed by roadside bombs near Mosul. One US soldier killed in fighting near Baghdad. US troops fighting insurgents in Tal Afar for two days. Twelve Iraqis soldiers wounded in Baghdad ambush. Insurgents execute two Iraqi soldiers near Abu Ghraib. Three Iraqi soldiers kidnapped near Beiji. Four US soldiers wounded in ambush near Baghdad. Three Iraqi soldiers killed, six wounded by car bomb near Iskandariyah. Joint US/Iraqi patrol ambushed by car bomb near Abu Ghraib. Five Iraqi soldiers killed in fratricide incident near Rabia. Contractor casualties. “Titan Corp., the largest supplier of translators and linguists to the U.S. military, had at least 131 personnel or subcontractors killed in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion - the most for any contractor, according to the Labor Department. The dead numbered 15 in 2003 and at least 116 since 2004. Halliburton Co. units had the second-highest death toll - 61 - including 26 employees and 35 subcontractors. An Iraqi subcontractor for Environmental Chemical Corp., which cleans up ammunition sites, had the third-highest casualties - 22. Overall, there have been at least 273 contractor deaths, including 23 in 2003, 209 last year and 41 so far this year, according to Labor Department figures. That's over 50 percent more than the 173 deaths of U.K. and allied troops, according to figures compiled by the Brookings Institution in Washington.” Saturday, March 26, 2005 Two US soldiers killed, two wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. One US Marine killed fighting in Al-Anbar province. One Iraqi soldier killed, four wounded in car bomb ambush near Baghdad. Iraqi Army general assassinated in Baghdad. Oil pipeline ablaze near Abu Ghraib. Iraqi colonel kidnapped near Kirkuk. US/Iraqi convoy ambushed by car bomb in Ramadi. US patrol ambushed near Baquba; three insurgents killed. One Iraqi soldier killed in mortar attack near Suleiman Beg. Turkish truck destroyed in mortar attack on convoy near Tikrit; driver missing. Two Iraqis killed, 19 wounded by cat bomb at police station near Hilla. Iraqi and US troops seize 131 insurgents and material in raid near Karbala. Two Iraqi civilians killed as US troops detonate booby-trapped car in Baghdad. Sunday, March 27, 2005 US soldiers raid paediatric hospital in Ramadi. Iraqi police officer and off-duty guardsman shot dead in Baghdad. One person killed and three injured in shooting incident in cafe in Kirkuk. Video of the execution of Iraqi liaison officer posted on the internet. Insurgents injure one civilian in roadside bomb attack on Iraqi police in Basra. Monday, March 28, 2005 Iraqi police colonel and captain killed by insurgents in Baghdad. One policeman and five injured in roadside bomb attack in Baghdad. Three members of the Badr organisation killed by gunmen in Baquba. Lieutenant colonel from the former Iraqi army shot dead in Baquba. One Iraqi soldier killed and another injured in attack in Duluiyah. Iraqi soldier killed and three injured in attack in Balad. Four Iraqi policemen killed and six injured in an insurgency attack on a police station in Tal Afar. Newly repaired oil pipeline sabotaged 60km west of Kirkuk. Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Mortar rounds land on bank of Tigris river just outside of Green Zone. One pilgrim killed and two wounded in bombing at shrine compound in Khalis. Three Romanian journalists feared kidnapped in Iraq. Seven Shiite pilgrims killed and nine wounded in car bombing on the road to Karbala. Suicide car bomber killed when he detonated his vehicle in the path of an American convoy in Mosul, no word on US casualties. A policeman and a road cleaner killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. One policeman killed, body received by Yarmuk hospital. Two Shia pilgrims gunned down in Mahawil. Two policemen killed, ten wounded in bombing in Mussayib. Iraqi Major shot dead by US troops on highway between Najaf and Diwaniyah. One Iraqi soldier killed trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Mushahda. One person killed and another wounded in Balad when an Iraqi army unit fired on their car, suspecting they had dropped a bomb on the highway. One man shot dead and his son wounded by soldiers at a joint US/Iraqi checkpoint. One woman killed in roadside bombing in Baiji. Iraqi businessman working with US forces gunned down in Baiji. Iraqi driver killed when he pulled in front of a US tank in Ad Duluiyah, incident under investigation. Two Iraqi army soldiers injured when attackers opened fire on their car in Mosul. University professor shot to death in Mosul. Wednesday, March 30, 2005 One person killed and seventeen others wounded, five seriously, in Kirkuk car bombing targeting a Kurdish official. Another Kurdish official escaped an assassination attempt on Saturday. Three Iraqi soldiers injured in car bombing east of Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers and four guerillas killed in two hour firefight in Al-Touz. Three Iraqi truck drivers executed by guerilla group, video of killings released. US Embassy in Bucharest announces that it has received report that an American was kidnapped along with the three Romanian journalists mentioned yesterday. Director of South Oil Company survived an assassination attempt in Basra. One Iraqi contractor killed and his driver injured east of Balad. Three farmers injured in roadside bombing in Al-Is’haqi. Four civilians killed in bomb attack aimed at a US Humvee on a bridge in Mosul, no word on US casualties. Convoy of security forces ambushed in Mosul, police claim they killed 17 attackers and captured 14. A video surfaced Tuesday on the Internet showing three drivers who said they worked for a Jordanian trucking company being shot by gunmen claiming to belong to a militant Islamic group in Iraq. Thursday, March 31, 2005 One US soldier, two Iraqi civilians killed in Mosul car bomb attack. One US soldier killed in Baghdad patrol ambush. One US Marine killed by land mine near Qaim. Three Romanians, one US citizen taken hostage in Baghdad. Shiite pilgrims attacked by gunmen near Mahaweel. Shiite pilgrims attacked by gunmen near Latifiyah. One Iraqi soldier killed, 10 wounded in car bomb attack near Kirkuk. US convoy attacked by car bomb near Abu Ghraib. Six Iraqis killed in attack on police checkpoint near Mosul. Seven Iraqis killed in ambush of US patrol in Mosul. Iraqi police captain assassinated in Mosul. Two Iraqi soldiers killed in car bomb attack near Samarra. Three Shiite pilgrims killed, 19 wounded by car bomb near Tikrit. Six Iraqi policemen wounded in car bomb ambush near Basra. “The Iraqi government's unprecedented admission that its police tortured and killed three Shi'ite Muslim militiamen while they were in custody has set off angry complaints from newly elected Shi'ite legislators who are engaged in a political battle for control of the police. Shi'ite leaders have beamed gruesome images of the dead men to Iraqi television sets, displaying their bruised, scarred bodies as an argument for radically reshaping the police force, which is crucial to the fight against the country's bloody insurgency.” April 2005 Saturday, April 2, 2004 Twenty US soldiers wounded in heavy insurgent assault on Abu Ghraib prison. One US Marine killed fighting in Ramadi. Four Iraqi police, one civilian killed by car bomb in Baquba. US convoy ambushed by RPG fire near Baghdad airport. Police chief assassinated in Balad. US troops kill five insurgents during fighting in Samarra. One Iraqi killed, three wounded by bomb at Sunni mosque in Kirkuk. Mortar fire reported near Green Zone in Baghdad. Car bomb explodes near US position in Ramadi. US troops ambushed by RPG fire near Baghdad. Education official assassinated in Baghdad . Historic minaret damaged during fighting in Samarra. Sunday, April 03, 2005 Six Iraqis injured in car bomb attack in Mosul. “Huge” explosion reported in the vicinity of Iraq’s foreign ministry shortly after the election of the new parliament speaker. Update - current casualty report for the attack on Abu Ghraib prison first posted yesterday is now 44 US injured, some seriously, and 13 prisoners injured. Other reports state that one attacker was killed. Monday, April 4, 2005 US soldier killed by roadside bomb in Baiji. A foreigner, with western features, working as a private guard, was killed and others in his convoy were wounded when they were ambushed near Balad. Two traffic policemen gunned down in Mosul. Bodies of two Iraqi army officers found in Mosul. US soldier killed in bomb attack in Haditha. Three people wounded by roadside bomb near Abu Ghraib. ”It has been established beyond doubt that the March 4 death in Iraq of a Bulgarian soldier, Candidate Officer Gurdi Gurdev, was caused by an exchange of gunfire between Bulgarian and US forces, the Defence Ministry in Sofia announced.” Tuesday, April 05, 2005 Two civilians killed and 13 wounded in bomb attack on café in Talafar. One US soldier killed, one wounded by gunfire in Talafar. Five people, including three policemen, wounded and bomber killed in suicide tractor attack on Abu Ghraib prison. One Iraqi motorist badly wounded when “foreign security guards” shot him for failing to make way for their vehicles on a bridge in Baghdad. Offices of the Iraq Communist Party in Sadr City ransacked and torched by masked gunmen. Prison riot at Camp Bucca confirmed by International Committee of the Red Cross after initial denial by US military. Four guards and twelve prisoners injured in riot cited above. One Iraqi civilian killed and two wounded in a roadside bombing targeting an Iraqi military convoy in Amiriya. One US Marine killed in an explosion during combat operations in Al-Anbar province. Iraqi general commanding the Interior ministry’s 1,600 strong armored brigade and an undetermined number of bodyguards kidnapped in Mansour neighborhood of Baghdad. Three men and a six-year-old girl wounded in bomb attack on a US military convoy in the Dura neighborhood, one US Humvee reported in flames. Two Iraqi civilian killed in car bomb attack near Baghdad’s international airport. Two civilians and one US soldier reported killed in the explosion in the Dura neighborhood referenced in the entry above, and one civilian reported hospitalized. One Iraqi soldier and two US soldiers killed in “intense battle” northeast of Baghdad Corpses of 10 Iraqi soldiers found buried in the Jurf al-Sakhr area south of Baghdad. Member of the Babil provincial council assassinated by gunmen in Hilla, two suspects arrested. Government translator wounded and her father killed in drive-by shooting in Baquba. One prisoner evacuated from an unnamed facility to the 115th field hospital died of gunshot wounds suffered in an attack on coalition forces two weeks ago. Iraqi soldier apparently executed in video posted on internet. Sunni cleric gunned down in drive-by shooting as he entered his mosque in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad. Kurdistan Democratic Party official killed in Mosul. An explosion was heard in Mosul and American soldiers sealed off an area where a plume of smoke could be seen. One Iraqi policeman killed and two wounded in roadside bombing in Basra. ”Guerrillas and criminal gangs have killed 6,000 Iraqi civilians over the past two years and wounded 16,000, according to the first comprehensive government estimate of the toll from the insurgency.” Wednesday, April 06, 2005 Oil pipeline bombed near Beiji, oil exports to Turkey at a standstill. Freelance cameraman working for CBS shot and wounded by US troops in Mosul. One suspected insurgent killed in same incident. One US soldier assigned to Task Force Baghdad killed in Iraq. Friday, April 8, 2005 Four Iraqi children killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. CBS cameraman wounded by US troops in firefight near Mosul. One Turkish truck driver killed, six wounded in attack near Kirkuk. Iraqi officer assassinated near Basra. Eleven Iraqis working for US forces killed near Mahmudiyah. Twelve Iraqis wounded by suicide bomber in Tall Afar. Three Iraqi soldiers killed, 20 wounded in bomb attack near Mosul. Shi’ite shrine bombed near Latifiyah. Four Iraqis wounded in Najaf bombing. Sunday, April 10, 2005 Pakistani diplomat missing in Baghdad. US soldier killed in bomb attack in Hawija. Newly appointed local chief of police killed by gunmen in Haditha. Tens of thousands protest for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in Baghdad. Five thousand protest for the end of the occupation in Ramadi. Aide to Cleric Muqtada Al Sadr assassinated and two guards wounded south of Baghdad. Car bomb explosion kills two policemen and injures 13 civilians in Mosul. A least five people killed when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Latifiyah. One interior ministry security guard fatally wounded after a fistfight breaks out between traffic policemen and security officials in Fallujah. Bodies of ten executed civilians found near Baquba. Fifteen Iraqi soldiers killed by insurgents in Latifiyah. Monday, April 11, 2005 Two car bomb explosions and subsequent firefight between US forces and insurgents reported in al-Qaim. Confirmation that the missing Pakistani diplomat was in fact kidnapped in Baghdad. Four civilians injured in car bomb explosion near a US convoy in Baghdad. American soldier wounded in car bomb attack on US convoy in Ramadi. Member of provincial council and his driver shot dead by gunmen in Mosul. One Iraqi guardsman killed and three others wounded in roadside bomb attack in Farhad. Manager of power station kidnapped in Buhruz. Three Iraqis gunned down on the roadside in Iskandariya. Sunni muslim scholar shot dead in Mahmudiyah. Tuesday, April 12, 2005 American contractor kidnapped in the Baghdad area. Three people killed and more than 20, including four US soldiers, wounded in truck bombing targeting a US convoy in Samarra. Three US Marines and three civilians wounded in attacks by three suicide bombers in Qaim. Their camp took fire from insurgents and a US helicopter destroyed a car carrying a gunman in the same incident. Turkish truck driver killed in roadside bombing outside of Beiji. Iraqi Kurdish engineer working with the US military kidnapped in Balad. Bodies of three Iraqis found in al-Dujail with a note claiming they had been executed for collaboration. Iraqi deputy interior minister escaped unhurt from a Baghdad ambush by gunmen that killed one bodyguard and injured three other people, including the minister’s son. Two members of a police patrol wounded by gunmen in Kirkuk. Two civilians wounded in Kirkuk when a bomb planted in a doctor’s car exploded. The doctor was uninjured. Iraqi Lieutenant working with the US military assassinated on his way to work in Mosul. Four Iraqi civilians wounded in car bomb attack aimed at a US convoy near Baghdad’s Amiriya district. Twenty Iraqis killed and 22 injured in US helicopter and artillery attack on al-Rummana village near Qaim. Five Iraqis killed, three wounded in car bomb attack targeting a US convoy in Mosul. A second car bomb targeted another US convoy near Mosul hours later, no word on casualties. “To date over 200 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq. The article lists 16 still being held captive, including one Pakistani, three Rumanians, four Americans, two Egyptians, one Jordanian, one Frenchwoman, one Brazilian, one Turk, one Lebanese, and one Filipino. In addition, two Americans, including one soldier, are listed as missing since their convoy was attacked in April of 2004.” The kidnappers of a Pakistani embassy staffer in Iraq are demanding half a million dollars ransom for his release, his son said on Tuesday. Wednesday, April 13, 2005 US fuel convoy ambushed in Baghdad, at least one tanker truck destroyed, no word on casualties. Additional news on the fighting in Qaim reported yesterday, as the director of the Qaim hospital said his facility had received nine dead and nearly two dozen wounded and that the dead were believed to be civilians. In addition, residents of a small village north of Qaim said that about a dozen more dead had been buried in the area and had not been taken to the hospital. Seven Iraqis wounded in bombing on Baghdad’s airport road. Joint US-Iraqi convoy targeted by roadside bomb in Baghdad’s Amiriya district, four civilians seriously wounded. Twelve Iraqi police killed and three wounded when a bomb exploded next to a decoy bomb they were dismantling near Kirkuk. Man purported to be a kidnapped American contract worker displayed on video aired by Al Jazeera. Two SUVs and five civilian cars damaged in car bomb attack on a DoD convoy in Baghdad, unclear whether anyone was injured. Three Iraqi civilians wounded in a drive-by shooting in Hillah. Five people killed and eight, including seven children, wounded in car bombing in Talafar. Five civilians killed and four wounded in car bombing in Mosul. High-ranking official in Iraq’s Interior Ministry critically wounded in a Baghdad attack by gunmen where his driver was wounded also. One US Marine killed by small arms fire in Ramadi. Thursday, April 14, 2005 Eighteen Iraqis killed, 36 wounded by two Baghdad car bombs. One US soldier killed in fighting near Ramadi. Three Iraqi policemen killed, four wounded in attack on Kirkuk police station. Nine Iraqis wounded in car bomb attack on US installation near Tikrit. US Marines kill 30 insurgents in heavy fighting near Qaim. Police patrol ambushed in Baquba; one policeman killed, three wounded. Iraqi intelligence official assassinated in Baghdad. Friday, April 15, 2005 Four Iraqi civilians wounded in roadside bomb ambush of US convoy in Baghdad. One Iraqi civilian killed, three wounded in bomb attack on US patrol in Baghdad. One US Marine killed by mortar fire in al Anbar province. One Iraqi detainee killed, 12 injured in prison riot at Camp Bucca. Four Iraqis wounded by mortar fire in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Four Iraqi policemen killed by car bomb near Mahaweel. Saturday, April 16, 2005 Sunni insurgents seize town of Madaen, take 60 hostages. One US Marine killed during fighting in Ramadi. Four car bombs kill one Iraqi, wound 14 Iraqis and one US soldier in Baghdad. Kurdish journalist assassinated in Kirkuk. US convoy attacked by car bomb near Kirkuk. Two Iraqi policemen killed by roadside bomb near Tuz. Roadside bomb wounds several US soldiers near Abu Ghraib. Four Iraqi policemen killed by mortar fire in Kirkuk. Three Iraqi soldiers killed by roadside bomb near Balad. Four Iraqi policemen killed by car bomb near Hilla. Two Filipino workers wounded in small arms ambush near Baghdad airport. Latifiyah mayor assassinated by insurgents. "The State Department decided to stop publishing an annual report on international terrorism after the government's top terrorism center concluded that there were more terrorist attacks in 2004 than in any year since 1985, the first year the publication covered.” Sunday, April 17, 2005 American aid worker killed in suicide car bomb attack on the road to Baghdad airport. Three US soldiers killed and seven injured in mortar attack on military position in Ramadi. Roadside bomb kills three Iraqis that was targeting a US convoy in Al-Barjiya. Seven people - including at least two police officers - killed in a bomb attack on a restaurant in the Iraqi city of Baquba. Three members of Iraqi security killed in drive-by shootings in Kirkuk. Monday, April 18, 2005 Seven Iraqi Kurds working at US military base kidnapped in Mansuria. Number of US soldiers wounded in a car bomb attack in Rutba. Two Iraqi policemen and one civilian killed in car bomb attack in Duluiyah. French and Czech citizens identified (along with Aid worker Marla Ruzicka) as victims of the suicide bomb attack in Baghdad. One US soldier killed and another injured in IED attack in Baghdad. Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Five people killed when insurgents opened fire on Iraqi National Guardsmen in Khaldiya. Three ING soldiers killed, 21 people wounded by a suicide bomber in the Athamiya district of Baghdad. Twin blasts reported at an internal oil pipeline near Kirkuk. Iraqi Lt. General and his son killed in their home by gunmen dressed in Iraqi military uniforms in al-Doura neighborhood of Baghdad. Public information officer for police assassinated in Mosul. Video footage posted of what is claimed to be the execution of three Iraqi employees of a Jordanian company working for the US military. Six people killed, 44 wounded in suicide car bombing of an Iraqi army recruitment station in Baghdad University of Baghdad professor shot and killed as he left for work. One person killed in roadside bombing 30 miles south of Baghdad. Three civilians wounded by roadside bombing aimed at a US convoy in Baquba. One Filipino driver of a US military vehicle killed in a rollover accident on a highway south of Baghdad in what may have been the result of an attack. One Filipino security guard shot dead in Baghdad’s Amiriyah district. Five other Filipinos survived a convoy ambush Saturday, two were lightly wounded. “Most violent incidents in Iraq go unreported. We saw one suicide bomb explosion, clouds of smoke and dust erupting into the air, and heard another in the space of an hour. Neither was mentioned in official reports. Last year US soldiers told the IoS that they do not tell their superiors about attacks on them unless they suffer casualties. This avoids bureaucratic hassle and "our generals want to hear about the number of attacks going down not up". This makes the official Pentagon claim that the number of insurgent attacks is down from 140 a day in January to 40 a day this month dubious.” Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Seven civilians wounded by car bomb targeting a US military patrol in west Baghdad. Iraqi Brigadier General and his driver shot dead by gunmen in Amara. Another Iraqi Brigadier General assassinated in Mosul. Philippines government calls for its nationals to leave Iraq. Two US soldiers killed, four wounded in car bombing in the Al-Amil area of Baghdad. Iraqi President reports that 50 bodies have been taken from the Tigris river south of Baghdad, that the bodies are those of hostages who were held in a nearby town earlier this week, and that the names of the dead and their killers are known. Nineteen Iraqis soldiers shot to death in a soccer stadium in Haditha. One child and one adult killed, at least five wounded in car bomb attack aimed at a US patrol in the Amiriyah district of Baghdad. Eight wounded in car bombing near the Bilat police station in Baghdad’s Dora district. Three civilians wounded in a third car bombing in Baghdad. A driver working for the health ministry killed, another individual wounded in attack by gunmen in east Baghdad. One Turkish truck driver killed when his truck struck a mine near Shorjat. Two Iraqi soldiers killed, three insurgents captured in clashes near Dujail. One Iraqi soldier killed, another wounded by mortar fire near Duluiyah. Basra tribal leader assassinated in Zubair. A 50-strong group of guerillas unsuccessfully attempted to overrun one or more local police stations in Mosul on Monday. One Iraqi civilian killed in Tikrit in explosion targeting an Iraqi army vehicle. One Iraqi soldier killed by gunfire in al-Dalou’eya area. One Iraqi civilian killed in an explosion in Baquba. ”The bodies of 50 people, believed to be those of hostages held in a town near Baghdad earlier this week, have been found in the Tigris river south of Baghdad, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Wednesday.” Friday, April 22, 2005 One Iraqi policeman killed, four wounded, in a suicide bomb attack aimed at Iyad Allawi’s convoy in Baghdad. Allawi escaped injury. At least two Iraqi civilians killed and eight wounded in three other bombings in the capital. US and Iraqi National Guard base in Ramadi attacked by two car bombs, no word on casualties. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bombing north of Talafar. At least six other people, including three foreign civilians, killed in additional bombings and shootings in Ramadi and Baghdad. One Australian, one Canadian, and one US security guard killed in ambush on Baghdad’s airport road. Bodies of 19 executed Iraqi soldiers found near Beiji and it is reported that two other soldiers had been shot to death when the 19 were taken hostage three or four days ago. Four Iraqi border guards, including a colonel, wounded in a roadside bombing near Basra. Two US Marines killed in bombing in Al-Anbar province. Ten Iraqi civilians dead and 15 wounded in car bombing of a Shiite mosque in Baghdad. Two interior ministry employees and one police officer killed, one police officer and two civilians wounded in suicide car bombing of an Iraqi police checkpoint in Baghdad. Saturday, April 23, 2005 Nine Iraqi soldiers killed, 20 wounded by roadside bomb near Abu Ghraib. Eight Iraqis killed, 26 wounded in mosque bombing in Baghdad. Four Iraqis wounded by two car bombings in Basra. Two Iraqi policemen wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. One Iraqi killed, seven wounded by roadside bomb on Baghdad airport road. One Iraqi killed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Three Iraqi soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Mosul. Two Iraqis killed in two bombings in Baquba. Two Iraqi civilians killed in car bomb attack on US patrol in Baghdad. One Iraqi soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Yusufiyah. Sunday, April 24, 2005 One Iraqi killed, three US soldiers and seven civilians injured in car bomb attack in Baghdad. AP cameraman killed in crossfire between insurgents and US forces in Mosul. Twin car bombs near police academy kill seven in Tikrit. One US soldier killed in bomb attack in al Haswah. Monday, April 25, 2005 Twin bombings in Shia market area leave 15 dead and 57 wounded in Baghdad. US soldier killed in bomb attack on convoy in Baghdad. US sailor killed by bomb attack in Fallujah. Member of Interim National Assembly narrowly escapes assassination attempt in Baiji. At least 16 people killed and 57 wounded in double bombing in Baghdad’s al-Shu’lah neighborhood. At least six killed and 26 wounded in double bombing at Iraqi police academy in Tikrit. Three insurgents killed in premature detonation of a roadside bomb in Mahawil. One US sailor killed in combat operations in Fallujah. Seven Interior Ministry commandos wounded in mortar attack in the al-Baiya neighborhood of Baghdad. One AP cameraman killed and an AP photographer wounded in a crossfire between guerillas and US forces in Mosul. Nine Iraqi soldiers killed and 20 wounded in roadside bombing near Abu Ghraib. One Iraqi contractor working for the US military shot to death in Baghdad’s Jami’a neighborhood. One Jordanian businessman and six Sudanese drivers working for the US military abducted by militants. The toll from Sunday’s two double bombings in Baghdad and Tikrit has risen to 24 dead and 58 wounded. Oil pumps blown up near Kirkuk. “Iraqi army and police units are deserting their posts after the recent escalation in insurgent attacks, according to reports from around the country yesterday. The end of a relative period of calm after the election has posed the first real test for the embryonic security forces since coalition troops started cutting back on their military operations in February. On average 20 Iraqis and two coalition soldiers have died every day this month.” Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Two bodyguards killed and an Iraqi police Brig. Gen. wounded in attack by gunmen in Baghdad. One Iraqi soldier killed and three injured in bomb attack on joint US/Iraqi patrol in Samarra. Shiite cleric shot to death in Najaf. Coalition base attacked in Tikrit, four suspects detained by US troops. Iraqi guerillas claim to have killed two Iraqi Interior ministry officials and three of their bodyguards in a Baghdad ambush. Iraqi parliament member shot dead outside her Baghdad home, believed to be the first National Assembly member killed. Iraqi guerillas release video of kidnapped Romanian journalists, threatening to kill them if Romanian forces are not withdrawn from Iraq. Three Iraqi barbers shot dead when attackers sprayed their storefronts with gunfire in the al-Shaeb district of Baghdad. Police say this brings the total of assassinated barbers to nine. Friday, April 29, 2005 One US soldier killed, four wounded by car bomb near Hawija. Four Iraqis killed in mortar attack on US position near Musayyib. One Iraqi policemen wounded in police patrol ambush in Baghdad. Fifteen Iraqis killed, 54 wounded in six car bombings in Baghdad. Iraqi general assassinated in Baghdad. Insurgents reportedly execute six Sudanese truck drivers. Five Iraqis killed, 14 wounded by three car bombs near Madain. Two Iraqi policemen killed, five wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. Three US soldiers, four Iraqi soldiers and nine civilians wounded by car bomb near Tikrit. One Iraqi soldier killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Basra. Saturday, April 30, 2005 Fifty Iraqis killed, 114 wounded in 17 bomb attacks across Iraq on Friday. Two US soldiers killed by car bomb near Diyara. Four US soldiers killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Tal Afar. Seven US soldiers wounded in multiple attacks in the Baghdad region. Two Iraqis killed, 10 wounded in car bomb attack on US/Iraqi patrol in Baghdad. US convoy attacked by car bomb in western Baghdad. May 2005 Sunday, May 1, 2005 Five Iraqi policemen killed in well coordinated attack by insurgents at checkpoint south of Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed and five wounded in car bomb attack on US convoy in Baghdad. Two US marines killed Friday in bomb attack in Baghdad. Three Iraqis killed and one injured in rocket attack on Fallujah. 440 and 501; the numbers of Iraqis killed in March and April respectively. Monday, May 2, 2005 Bomb attack on funeral kills twenty five and wounds thirty in Talafar. Australian kidnapped in Baghdad. Two Iraqis working for a company that supplied US forces gunned down in Baghdad. One Iraqi killed and two injured in bomb attack on US convoy in Baghdad. Turkish driver gunned down in Baghdad. One Iraqi soldier killed and two injured in bomb attack in Samarra. Three injured in car bomb attack targeting police chief in Baghdad. Four Iraqis killed and eight wounded in car bomb attack in Baghdad. British soldier killed in action in Basra. Iraqi policeman gunned down in Baghdad. Tuesday, May 03, 2005 Suicide car bomber killed in attack on US convoy near Abu Ghraib, no other injuries reported. One Iraqi national guardsman killed and six wounded in car bombing of a checkpoint south of Baghdad. Nine Iraqi civilians killed and 12 wounded in car bombing in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. Two Iraqi commandos wounded in car bombing in Baghdad’s Hurriya neighborhood in an attack aimed at the convoy of the Maj. Gen. in charge of the commando forces, who escaped injury. Two Iraqi policemen killed and 11 others wounded in car bombing in Baghdad’s Zayouna neighborhood. Four people wounded in car bomb attack on an Iraqi army convoy in the Tarmiya area of Baghdad. One child killed and 15 civilians wounded in two bombings in Mosul. Three children killed, 22 wounded in car bomb attack against an American convoy in Baghdad’s Zafaraniya district. Eight Iraqi soldiers killed, 20 wounded in suicide truck bombing at checkpoint near Youssifiyah. Six civilians killed and seven wounded in car bombing in an upscale shopping district in Baghdad. Three Iraqis, including two policemen, killed and six, including three policemen, wounded in car bombing in eastern Baghdad. Two other bombings reported, one targeting a US patrol and the other directed at a top Iraqi security official, no injuries reported. Two bomb blasts in Mosul caused minor injuries to an unspecified number of US soldiers. One civilian killed in a Mosul bombing aimed at Iraqi troops. Another civilian killed by gunfire in Mosul. At least 12 suspected insurgents killed and one wounded, six coalition troops wounded in clash near Al Qaim. One US soldier killed, one wounded in roadside bombing near Baghdad International Airport. Friday, May 6, 2005 Seven Iraqi policemen killed, 15 wounded by car bomb in Tikrit. Thirteen Iraqis killed, 15 wounded by bomber at Iraqi recruiting center in Baghdad. Four Iraqi commandos killed, five wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Ten Iraqi policemen killed in two Baghdad ambushes. One US soldier and six Iraqis killed by car bomb at Baghdad’s Green Zone. Turkish truck driver killed in ambush near Baghdad. Oil pipeline ablaze near Balad. Insurgents execute fourteen Iraqis in Baghdad. Mortar attack on joint US/Iraqi checkpoint near Fallujah. 250 Iraqis killed in the last week. Two Bulgarian soldiers killed in vehicle accident in Iraq. “Burnt wreckage on the road marks the place in south Baghdad where insurgents poured fuel over a bullet-riddled police car with the driver dead or badly wounded still at the wheel and set it on fire. The attack took place yesterday at about 6am in the al-Shebab district of the capital as police in their blue-and-white patrol cars were setting up a checkpoint. By the time the shooting had ended, a further nine policemen had been killed, adding to the total of 616 killed so far this year. Another two policemen were wounded. The battle is typical of the fighting between insurgents and Iraqi security forces raging across Iraq every day but it is sparsely reported even when many are killed.” Saturday, May 7, 2005 Four Americans, 13 Iraqis killed, 35 wounded in car bomb attack on security convoy in Baghdad. Thirty-one Iraqis killed, 34 wounded by car bomb in Suwayrah. Four Iraqis wounded in fighting between al-Sadr supporters and police in Kufa. Sunday, May 8, 2005 Marine killed in bomb attack in al Karmah. Bodies of twelve executed Iraqis found in dump in Baghdad. Senior transport ministry official assassinated in Baghdad. Two Saudis die fighting for the insurgency in Iraq. 298 Iraqis have perished in the first seven days of May 2005. Monday, May 9, 2005 Nine Iraqi policemen and one civilian killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad. Three marines and one sailor killed in car bomb attack in Haditha. One soldier killed and another wounded in IED attack in Samarra. One soldier killed by small arms fire in Samarra. Two US service personnel killed in an IED attack in Khalidiyah. Two Iraqi police officers and two civilians killed and nine injured in car bomb attack in Baghdad. Several US soldiers severely injured in car bomb attack in Mosul. One child killed and another seriously injured in landmine explosion in Al-Muthana. Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Three Iraqi civilians found shot to death outside their vehicle in western Mosul. One Iraqi civilian killed in roadside bomb explosion directed at an Iraqi army patrol in eastern Mosul. One Iraqi civilian killed in insurgent attack near Tal Afar. Japanese national apparently kidnapped by militant group in western Iraq and is reported to be seriously injured. Japanese foreign ministry states it has received reports that the individual was traveling in a vehicle with more than ten other people, some of whom reportedly died in the ambush. Deadline set by militants for the execution of an Australian hostage has passed with no word of his fate. Two Iraqi policemen and one civilian killed, six policemen and three civilians wounded in suicide attack at a checkpoint in southern Baghdad. Five Iraqis wounded in suicide attack at a checkpoint in eastern Baghdad. One policeman and one civilian killed, one policeman seriously injured in explosion of a booby-trapped car in south Baghdad. In addition, the bodies of a senior Iraqi police official and five members of his family were found in Markab al-Tair. Also, a four kilogram bomb was found and dismantled 150 meters from the residence of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf. Six Shiite men kidnapped and killed south of Baghdad while carrying the coffin of a relative to a funeral in Najaf. Their coffins were taken to an office of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Sadr City, where hundreds of angry residents chanted, ''Revenge, revenge!'' Seven people killed and at least 16 wounded, including three US solders, in car bombing directed at a US convoy in al-Nasr Square. Three Iraqi policemen wounded in a second car bombing several miles to the south. Fighting continued to rage in the vicinity of Qaim with the US military claiming to have killed over 100 guerillas. At least three Marines have died in this assault, and a fourth Marine was reported killed Monday but it is unclear if this death was related to the offensive. Twenty US troops reported wounded thus far. Fighting reported in Obeidi, Rommana, Sabah, and Karbilah. At least nine people killed and 30 wounded in car bombing aimed at two US Humvees on Baghdad’s Sadoun Street. “Total U.S. troop casualties in the Iraq war passed 1,600 Sunday, according to a CNN count, when two soldiers were killed near Khaldiya and a third died in Samarra. All three were killed by roadside bombs, the U.S. military said.” Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Newly elected governor of Al-Anbar province kidnapped by gunmen in Qaim. His son was with him at the time of the kidnapping but it is unclear whether he was kidnapped too. 30 people killed and 35 injured, about 15 critically, in suicide bombing outside a police and army recruitment center in Hawija. Two civilians wounded in car bomb attack in the New Baghdad area of the capital. 31 people killed and at least 66 injured in car bombing of a marketplace in Tikrit. Nine people wounded in car bomb attack in Baghdad’s al-Mansour neighborhood. Three US Marines killed in Al-Anbar province, two as a result of indirect fire in Karmah and one in an IED explosion in Nasser Wa Sallam. One woman civilian killed and three policemen wounded in suicide car bomb attack on a police patrol in the Yarmouk area of west Baghdad. Three people killed and 10 injured in suicide car bombing of a police station in the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad. Six people injured in two other bombings, one of them targeting an American convoy in the Jamiaa neighborhood. Nine people killed and scores injured in Tuesday suicide bombings targeting an American convoy and a river police station in Baghdad. “Suicide bombs killed at least 59 people in Iraq on Wednesday, the latest in a blitz of attacks since the formation of a new government on April 28.” Nearly 400 people have died in attacks in the last two weeks. Thursday, May 12, 2005 Twelve killed in car bomb attack in central Baghdad. Seventeen killed in car bomb attack in Shia market area in Baghdad. Two Marines killed and 14 injured in bomb attack near the Syrian border. Iraqi army general assassinated in Baghdad. Iraqi police colonel assassinated in Baghdad. Car bomb kills two in Kirkuk. Two Iraqi civilians injured in car bomb attack on US convoy in Baghdad. Oil infrastructure attacked in Kirkuk. Families flee as attacks on Al Qaim continue. Large explosions heard near Japanese base in Samara. Two Iraqi soldiers killed in attack in Baghdad. Dutch troops involved in firefight in Basra. Two killed and twenty injured in explosion in Umm Qasr. Friday, May 13, 2005 US convoy ambushed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Six US Marines killed, 15 wounded in heavy fighting near Qaim. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Musayyib. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb in Baghdad. One US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb near Samarra. Two Iraqi soldiers, one civilian killed by car bomb near Baquba. Iraqi troops ambushed in Baghdad. Oil pumping station at Athana bombed. “Is this progress? "A suicide car bomber steered a white sedan into a street thick with traffic on Thursday and blew himself up, the most deadly in a series of bombing attacks that killed at least 21 people and wounded more than 70, officials and witnesses said. In the aftermath of the attack, an angry crowd gathered, and a policeman at the scene said the crowd turned on American troops who responded to the bombing." Saturday, May 14, 2005 Heavy fighting continues near Qaim. Eight Iraqis killed in attack on US patrol in Mosul. One US soldier killed, eight wounded by car bomb near Beiji. Four US Marines die from wounds received in bomb attack near Qaim. Two US Marines wounded by roadside bomb near Qaim. Three Iraqi policemen wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Four Iraqis killed in car bomb attack on Iraqi police patrol in Baghdad. Three Iraqi street sweepers killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Twenty-five US soldiers and Marines killed in the last week. Iraqi government extends state of emergency. Sunday, May 15, 2005 Shi'ite cleric and his nephew gunned down in Baghdad. Senior industry ministry official and his driver assassinated in Baghdad. The bodies of thirteen executed Iraqis are found in a dump in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen and two civilians killed and thirty seven injured in twin car bomb attacks on the Governor of Diyala's convoy in Baquba. Director General in Iraq Foreign Ministry assassinated in Baghdad. US warplanes bomb targets near Fallujah. Three beheaded corpses found and were apparently tortured in Jurf al-Sakhar. Two policemen and two civilians killed in clashes in Samarra. One Iraqi policeman killed in grenade attack in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen injured in bomb attack in Baquba. Monday, May 16, 2005 Thirty four bodies found in Baghdad, Ramadi and Latifiyah. Two drivers taken hostage in Baghdad. Two Iraqi journalists and their driver killed in ambush in Mahmudiyah. Two civilians killed in bomb attack on Iraqi convoy in Baghdad. Four Iraqi troops killed by mortar attack in Khan Bani Saad. Three civilians injured in mortar attack in Baquba. Iraqi policeman and his wife gunned down in Aalgaya. Four gunmen killed in failed assassination attempt on Iraqi army general in Baghdad. Tuesday, May 17, 2005 The bodies of at least 21 Iraqi males, blindfolded and with bound hands, have been found in Al-Sha’ab and Ur neighborhoods of Baghdad and in the town of Al-Mada’in. Two survivors were found and reported that they had been arrested and shot by men dressed in Iraqi army uniforms. Two Iraqi security contractors killed, two Iraqi and one American contractors wounded in eastern Baghdad roadside bombing. Five Iraqi soldiers killed, seven soldiers and three civilians wounded in bombing in Baquba. One Iraqi security guard killed and two female students wounded in mortar attack at Baghdad University School of Engineering. One Iraqi civilian killed and one wounded in drive-by shooting in Mosul. One of Ayatollah Sistani’s aides and the aide’s nephew killed in Baghdad drive-by shooting. Three clerics, two Shiite and one Sunni, assassinated in Baghdad in separate incidents. An engineer working for the Commission on Public Integrity, which probes corruption in Iraq, assassinated in Baghdad. Bodies of three Iraqi soldiers, one beheaded, found near Qaim. One US soldier killed, one wounded, in roadside bombing just south of Tikrit. Four Iraqi soldiers killed and three wounded in fighting outside a power plant in Mussayib. US troops, backed by attack helicopters, battled insurgents in Mosul. Heavy exchanges of gunfire were reported. Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Iraqi Interior Ministry Brig. Gen. shot to death and his wife and driver injured in Baghdad attack. Two Iraqis killed and eight wounded, including seven children, in mortar attacks in Mosul. Baquba car bombing aimed at a police convoy injured 14, including 12 police officers. Seven Iraqis injured in a Baghdad bombing aimed at an American convoy. Iraqi Transport Ministry driver shot dead in Sadr City. Iraqi intelligence official and his wife killed and their three children injured in an ambush south of Baghdad. Bodies of three Iraqi civilians believed to have been working as contractors for the US military found in Dujail. Footage released of the execution of two more Iraqi contractors kidnapped from Baghdad. Bodies of seven men, blindfolded and shot in the head, found in Amiriyah. Twenty people killed in clashes between militants and US forces backed by attack helicopters in a neighborhood in Mosul. Former Baath Party member and his three sons abducted and killed in Tunis, a village south of Baghdad. Saturday, May 21, 2005 Thousands of Shia protest against the American occupation in Najaf. Al Sadr supporters clash with guards at the headquarters of Dhi Qar provincial governor in Nasiriyah. An Iraqi lawmaker said 10 of his private guards were killed here on Thursday during a 1-1/2 hour-long battle with insurgents and Apache helicopter-backed U.S. forces, who he accused of killing several of his aides. Two US soldiers killed Thursday in gun attack on convoy in Baghdad. One US soldier killed Friday while on "combat logistic patrol" in Taji. Senior Iraqi oil ministry official gunned down in Baghdad. Iraqi university professor gunned down in Baghdad. Three Iraqi journalists executed last Sunday whilst travelling to Karbala. Iraqi police officer and his father shot dead in Samarra. US soldier killed by IED explosion whilst travelling on an escort mission in Mahmudiyah. Two Iraqi soldiers killed and five injured in car bomb attack on a military convoy in Baghdad. Civilian killed by roadside bomb in Latifiyah. Two Iraqi policmen killed by roadside bomb in Baquba. US soldier killed in indirect fire attack in FOB Ramadi. Sunday, May 22, 2005 Two Iraqis shot dead on the southern outskirts of Baghdad after they acted suspiciously. Bodies of three civilians shot dead found in Latifiyah. Eight members of an elite Interior Ministry force known as the Wolf Brigade killed in ambush of their 20 vehicle convoy in downtown Beiji. Two US Apache helicopters responded and opened fire on targets near the ambush site. Seventeen people wounded in a gunfight between al-Sadr supporters and guards protecting a local provincial governor's office in Nasiriyah. One Iraqi civilian killed and another wounded in bombing near Oyoun, west of Kirkuk. Twelve Interior Ministry commandoes killed in a series of clashes in and around Samarra. Police station bombed in Tikrit. Six civilians injured in mortar attack in western Baghdad. One civilian killed in roadside bombing in Azab. Two policemen wounded by suicide car bomb in Tikrit. Director general of the Iraq Trade Ministry and his driver shot to death in western Baghdad. Monday, May 23, 2005 Three US soldiers injured in three separate suicide bombing attacks in Samarra. One US soldier killed, two US soldiers and two Iraqi policemen wounded in suicide car bombing in Tikrit. Top aide to al-Jaafari’s cabinet and his driver killed in central Baghdad. One US soldier killed in a vehicle accident near Kirkuk. Five people killed and 18 wounded in suicide truck bombing in Tuz Khurmatu. Three US soldiers killed in two insurgent attacks in Mosul. More than 150 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq in the past year. About one third have been killed. See article for a list of names and nationalities. At least three people killed and more than 70 injured in car bombing outside a Baghdad restaurant. One policeman killed by gunmen in Baghdad’s Dora neighborhood. Iraqi general who directed the National Security Ministry’s operations room assassinated with his driver in Baghdad’s Mansour district. Two Iraqis were killed in the Samarra suicide bombings reported in the first entry above, and in addition, 23 people, including women and children, were injured. Almost 300 suspected militants have been detained in a joint US/Iraqi operation in Baghdad. Iraqi Maj. Gen. escaped assassination when two roadside bombs exploded by his convoy between Kirkuk and Hawija. No other injuries reported. Five civilians wounded by mortar rounds apparently aimed at a police special forces base in Baghdad’s Alam neighborhood. Joint Polish and Iraqi forces detain 184 suspected militants in Suwayrah. Two Iraqi soldiers killed and one wounded in a mortar attack at a joint army/police base in Samarra. Two people killed and two injured when a mortar round landed on a house in Kirkuk. New offensive: “Seven Iraqi battalions backed by U.S. forces launched an offensive in the capital on Sunday in an effort to stanch the violence that has killed more than 550 people in less than a month, targeting insurgents who have attacked the dangerous road to Baghdad's airport and Abu Ghraib prison.” Tuesday, May 24, 2005 At least 15 civilians killed and at least 20 wounded, at least 8 critically, in double car bomb attack on a tribal gathering at a Sheik’s home in Tal Afar. The gathering was a celebration of the Sheik’s survival of an assassination attempt several days ago. At least two people killed and 22 injured, including 11 children, in bombing of Shiite mosque in Mahmudiya. More casualties may be trapped in the rubble. Six people killed, four wounded in car bombing near a junior high school for girls in Baghdad. At least two Iraqis killed and at least eight wounded in car bomb explosion targeting a police patrol in central Baghdad. At least 20 Iraqis holding key government, political or religious posts have been assassinated since the government was formed April 28. The article lists the dead. Three US soldiers killed in car bombing in central Baghdad. Four bodyguards critically wounded in attack on female Shiite legislator’s convoy. Two civilians killed in machine gun attack on the Tal Afar home of the Sheik whose residence was the target of the double car bombing in the first entry above. Street battles are reported raging in Tal Afar and an Iraqi Colonel stated that the city was under terrorist control. Bradley fighting vehicle destroyed by a bomb in Ramadi. Three US soldiers injured, none severely. Four US soldiers killed in bombing in Haswa. All were assigned to the 155th Brigade Combat Team, Second Marine Expeditionary Force. One US soldier killed when gunmen shot him from a passing car. Location appears to be central Baghdad and the incident may have occurred in the aftermath of the bombing that killed three US soldiers listed above. Thousands of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers poured through Baghdad on Monday, detaining suspected insurgents in house-to-house searches and finding $6 million in $100 bills, the preferred currency for paying insurgent hit men and bomb-makers. Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Turkish businessman kidnapped in Baghdad. Iraqi police chief gunned down in Mosul. Two killed and eleven injured in suicide bomb attack on police patrol in Baghdad. Iraqi-American businessman kidnapped on May 17 feared dead. Iraqi army captain gunned down in Khalis. Roadside bomb kills traffic policemen and wounds ten in Dahuk. Iraqi colonel in the Facility Protection service gunned down in Mosul. US soldier injured by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Thursday, May 26, 2005 Four Iraqis, including a translator working for the US military, gunned down in Baghdad. Senior civil servant in Iraqi Ministry of Industry & Minerals assassinated in Baghdad. Deputy Dean of Baghdad's Mustansiriya University and three of his bodyguards gunned down in Baghdad. Iraqi politician found dead with throat cut in Baghdad. Three detainees escape from Abu Ghraib prison. US Marine killed in Operation New Market in Haditha. One month old and one year old Iraqis killed in fighting in Tal Afar. Three Iraqi policemen killed and nineteen injured in car bomb attack in Baghdad. Friday, May 27, 2005 Two US airmen killed after their helicopter came under small arms fire and subsequently crashed near Baquba. Fears grow that a Jordanian and two Iraqi drivers that were recently kidnapped have been executed. Three Iraqi civilians killed when US forces opened fire on their minibus in southern Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed in Mosul. Five Iraqis killed, 15 wounded in bomb attack on police patrol in Baghdad. Three Iraqi civilians, two US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb in Kirkuk. US troops and insurgents clash in Fallujah. "Insurgents in Iraq attached explosives to a dog and tried to blow up a military convoy near the northern oil centre of Kirkuk." Sunday, May 29, 2003 Two suicide bomb attacks kill five and injure forty five outside a US base in Sinjar. Three Iraqis killed in IED attack targeting US troops in Mosul. Ten pilgrims found murdered near the Syrian border. Moderate Sunni leader gunned down in Kirkuk. US Marine killed by roadside bomb in Haqlaniya. Two killed and nine wounded in suicide bomb attack near Kirkuk. Japanese hostage confirmed dead. Monday, May 30, 2005 British soldier killed by IED and four injured in al-Amarah. Twenty five sacked ex commandos queuing for back pay killed and one hundred injured in twin suicide bomb attack in Hilla. Iraqi police general critically injured after attempted assassination in Kirkuk. Leader of largest Sunni political party, considered a moderate, arrested along with his three sons and four guards in Baghdad. Two Iraqi police sergeants working for the Iraqi Cabinet gunned down in Baghdad. Fifty insurgents launched a sustained attack on Sunday on the detention center run by the Interior Ministry's major crimes unit in Amiriyah, according to an unconfirmed account by an Amariya resident who was reached by telephone, insurgent bands roaming the district after the battle claimed to have captured weapons from the detention center's armory. Five suicide bombs in six hours kill twenty members of Iraqi security forces in Baghdad. Oil infrastructure attacked on the outskirts of Baghdad. South Korean base comes under fire in Irbil. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 One US soldier killed in bomb attack on security position in Mosul. Governor of Al Anbar province killed in clashes between US forces and the guerillas who abducted him. Four guerillas were killed and three wounded in the battle. A US spokesman identified all as foreign fighters. Two Iraqi soldiers killed and nine wounded in truck bomb attack on military checkpoint in Baquba. Iraqi journalist for state-run TV station killed in Mosul. Two Iraqi army soldiers killed by suicide car bomber at a checkpoint near Buhriz. Four Iraqi policemen wounded in drive-by shooting in Baghdad’s Doura district. Bullet-riddled bodies of four Iraqi soldiers who had been kidnapped last week found in Hit. Senior Kurdish official slain by gunmen in Kirkuk. Sunni tribal leader shot to death in Mosul. Iraqi civilian killed by roadside bomb in Baquba. Six insurgents shot to death by Iraqi police in Mosul and northern Anbar province. US helicopters and warplanes attacked suspected insurgents near Husaybah, casualty figures unavailable because the bodies were buried in the rubble of buildings. June 2005 Wednesday, June 01, 2005 At least 15 Iraqis wounded in suicide car bomb attack on the main checkpoint to Baghdad International Airport. The bombing was followed by militants firing machine guns at security forces. Police station in the Amiriyah district of Baghdad attacked by 50 guerillas, of whom 12 were killed and 38 captured, according to an Iraqi government statement. One US Marine killed near Ramadi. One Iraqi policeman killed and nine left seriously ill after they were given poisoned watermelon at checkpoints north of Baghdad. One policeman shot to death in Dur. “Almost 200 more Iraqis were killed in May than in April because of a spike in militant attacks, government statistics showed Wednesday. Overall figures show that at least 670 Iraqis were killed in May; 485 were killed in April. Among them were 434 civilians, up from 299 killed in April, according to Health Ministry figures. Some 775 civilians were also wounded last month, compared with 598 in April. Police were also severely targeted, with 151 killed in May compared with 86 in April. At least 325 policemen were also wounded, compared with 131 in April, the Interior Ministry said.” Friday, June 3, 2005 Shi'ite cleric assassinated in Basra. Ten Iraqis killed, 12 wounded by car bomb near Balad. "Violence in the course of the 18-month-long insurgency has claimed the lives of 12,000 Iraqis, Interior Minister Bayan Jabr said Thursday, giving the first official count for the largest category of victims of bombings, ambushes and other increasingly deadly attacks." Saturday, June 4, 2005 Three Iraqi policemen killed, five wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Two Iraqis killed in fighting near Samarra. Two Iraqi policemen wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Turkoman councilman assassinated in Kirkuk. SCIRI politician dies from wounds received in assassination attempt in Baghdad. Five Iraqi police killed, seven wounded by car bomb in Tikrit. Two Iraqis killed by mortar fire near Tal Afar. Iraqi wounded: “After a long period of not reporting casualty figures, the Iraqi Health Ministry said Wednesday that 775 civilians were wounded in May, compared with 598 in April.” "May was the deadliest month of the Iraq war for part-time American servicemen. Thirty-one of them died: 14 members of the Army National Guard, 12 from the Marine Corps Reserve, four from the Army Reserve and one Navy Reserve hospital corpsman attached to a Marine combat unit." Sunday, June 5, 2005 Three Iraqi troops killed and one injured in checkpoint attack north of Baghdad. Egyptian contractor shot dead in Baghdad. Three Iraqi civilians killed in gun battle between insurgents and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad. Iraqi police commander escapes assassination attempt in Bahraz. Iraqi soldier killed and three injured in suicide attack on convoy near Mosul. Monday, June 6, 2005 Five Iraqi civilians killed in mortar strike in Tal Afar. One Iraqi civilian killed and two injured in mortar strike on police station in Mosul. Six Iraqi police and two civilians injured in a car bomb attack in Al Daira. US soldier killed in IED attack in Kirkuk. The Shiite-led Iraqi government acknowledged Sunday that its forces may have targeted innocent Sunni Muslims in a drive to crush the insurgency in southwestern Baghdad. Two US soldiers injured Friday in roadside bomb attack in Kirkuk. Three Iraqi policemen and one civilian wounded in car bomb attack in Baghdad. Three Iraqi police commandos wounded when thwarting a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad. Four Iraqis wounded in suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk. Insurgent killed by US sniper team in Baghdad. Tuesday, June 07, 2005 Two US Marines killed in separate roadside bombings near Fallujah. At least 18 people killed and 39 wounded in a coordinated string of four bomb attacks in and around Hawija. The body of a Sunni cleric who had been shot to death found under a bridge in Basra. He had been kidnapped last Sunday by armed men in police uniforms. Twenty-eight people injured in car bombing in Baghdad, no fatalities noted. Six Iraqi soldiers and two civilians wounded in car bombing in Babil province. Four guards and six prisoners suffered ‘minor injuries’ in a disturbance late Sunday at the Abu Ghraib prison complex. Five Iraqi civilians, including two children, killed in mortar attack in Mosul. Translator working with US forces killed by gunmen in Kirkuk. Two Iraqi soldiers killed and four injured in bombing near al-Mahaweel area south of Baghdad. Four Iraqi army soldiers injured in booby-trapped car explosion in Tikrit. “U.S. and Iraqi troops on Tuesday launched another major military operation against insurgents in Iraq, a show of force in the northwestern city of Tal Afar -- not far from the huge, porous Syria border that has been navigated with impunity by anti-American foreign fighters.” Thursday, June 9, 2005 One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Dour. Two US soldiers killed in mortar attack near Tikrit. One US soldier killed by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Twenty-two Iraqi soldiers kidnapped near Rawa. Two Iraqi bodyguards for Iraqi National Assemblyman assassinated in Baghdad. Three Iraqis killed by car bomb in Baquba. Nineteen Iraqis killed, 70 wounded by three car bombs near Kirkuk. Oil pipeline ablaze near Beiji. Two Iraqi government employees assassinated in Baghdad. Heavy fighting reported near Tal Afar. Six unidentified bodies discovered near Qaim. Pirates raid oil tanker off Basra. "A militant Shiite Muslim group with close ties to Iran has gained enormous power since Iraq's January elections and now is accused of conducting a terror campaign against Iraq's Sunni Muslim minority that includes kidnappings, threats and murders.” Friday, June 10, 2005 Five US soldiers wounded by car bomb near Beiji. Two senior Iraqi police officers assassinated in Kirkuk. Senior police officer assassinated in Basra. Kirkuk police chief escapes assassination attempt. Sixteen Iraqis executed by insurgents near Qaim. Oil pipeline near Beiji attacked again. Convoy carrying US supplies ambushed near Khaldiyah; "unspecified" casualties reported. Saturday, June 11, 2005 Five US Marines killed by roadside bomb near Haqlaniya. One US tank, two Humvees destroyed by roadside bomb near Haditha. Seven US soldiers wounded by car bomb in Mosul. Two Oil Ministry employees assassinated in Baghdad. Ten Iraqis killed, three wounded in bus ambush near Hilla. Eight Iraqi police commandos killed by suicide bomber in Baghdad. Ten Iraqis killed, 27 wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Three Iraqi policemen killed in drive-by shooting in Baghdad. Contractor convoy ambushed near Habbaniya; casualties reported. US troops kill two Iraqi security guards in Baghdad fratricide incident. Sunday, June 12, 2005 Two marines killed in roadside bomb attack in Saqlawiyah. Forty killed in US air strikes on the western Iraqi city of Karabilah. Eleven Iraqi construction workers killed when their minibus was raked with gunfire in Diyara. Ten Iraqis killed in a bomb attack on the mainly Shia Shula district of Baghdad. Casualties reported in bomb attack outside the Slovakian Embassy in Baghdad. The bodies of three murdered Iraqis have been found on the roadside in Dourah, a southern suburb of Baghdad. Two Iraqis killed in a bomb explosion in a cemetery in Najaf. Iraqi truck driver killed in convoy attack in Mosul. American soldier killed by IED in Bayaa, a southern suburb of Baghdad. Two Iraqis working at an American base killed in bomb attack in Fallujah. Monday, June 13, 2005 Eight US troops injured in mortar attack on FOB St Michael 20 miles south of Baghdad. Female Kurdish human rights activist kidnapped in Kirkuk. Two civilians killed and five injured in suicide bomb attack on US patrol in Baghdad. A senior US diplomat has escaped injury in a suicide bomb attack on a US convoy in Baghdad. Thirteen Iraqi injured when insurgents fired mortars on a funeral in Baghdad. Twenty bodies of murdered Iraqis found in in the Nahrawan desert 20 miles east of Baghdad. One Iraqi police commando killed and another injured in roadside bomb attack in Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen killed and six injured in suicide bomb attack in Tikrit. Three Iraqi policemen killed and five injured in suicide bomb attack in Samarra. Eight bodies of executed Iraqi found in the Shula district of Baghdad. Two US soldiers killed by IED attack in Amiriyah. Six year old Iraqi killed by mortar attack on Iraqi army barracks in Tal Afar. Tuesday, June 14, 2005 At least 22 people killed and 80 wounded in suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk. At least five policemen killed and five wounded in suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Kanaan. Two US soldiers killed in roadside bombing near Ramadi. Eleven employees of American-Iraqi Solutions Group killed Sunday when one of its five-vehicle supply convoys was ambushed east of Ramadi by up to 20 heavily armed gunmen firing from an overpass. Seven badly decomposed bodies, including one Iraqi and six believed to be "Asians," were brought to Yarmouk hospital after being killed in a convoy ambush several days ago. Most had been shot in the face. Bodies of 17 Iraqi civilians, believed to be people who worked for foreign contractors, found in a desert in Habbaniya in Anbar province. Last Friday at least 17 bodies in civilian clothes were found outside of Qaim. In addition, three bodies were found Sunday under a bridge in northwest Baghdad, three bodies were found Sunday in southeast Baghdad's al-Baladiyat neighborhood , and another three men were found last Saturday shot to death in Baghdad’s Dora district. Ten Iraqis, including two children, killed and seven wounded in a car bomb attack north of Baghdad. Wednesday, June 15, 2005 At least 10 people killed and 29 wounded in car bomb attack on an Iraqi police patrol in southern Baghdad. Two gunmen killed by Iraqi police in Kirkuk. One US soldier killed in roadside bombing in southern Baghdad. One US soldier killed and two wounded in RPG attack in Baghdad. Five Iraqi civilians killed by US Marines and Iraqi soldiers at an entrance to Ramadi shortly after a suicide attack on a military checkpoint left one Iraqi soldier dead. Two Bulgarian soldiers killed and one injured in vehicle accident southeast of Diwaniya. One US Marine killed in roadside bombing in Fallujah. One US Marine killed in roadside bombing in Rutbah. Unspecified number of guerillas killed in foiled car bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Baghdad. One Iraqi civilian killed by a warning shot when he approached a US Air Force security patrol at Kirkuk Air Base. At least 23 Iraqi soldiers killed and 28 wounded by a suicide bomber wearing a national guard uniform who had managed to bypass security checks and enter a restaurant inside the Khalis national guard base. Five Iraqi policemen killed in suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint outside of Baquba. Oil pipeline blown up between Beiji and Dora. One Iraqi civilian killed and six police wounded in gunbattle between police and gunmen in Baghdad’s Saydiyah neighborhood. Friday, June 17, 2005 Twenty-six Iraqi soldiers killed by suicide bomber near Khalis. Five US Marines killed by roadside bomb near Ramadi. Eight Iraqi policemen killed, 25 wounded by car bomb on Baghdad airport road. Iraqi woman killed by mortar fire near Kirkuk. One US sailor killed by small arms fire near Ramadi. Iraqi judge assassinated in Mosul. Five Iraqi soldiers wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Seven Iraqis killed, 15 wounded by mortar fire in Tal Afar. Heavy fighting reported near Qaim. Seven Iraqi civilians killed in fighting near Qaim. Pirates attack supertanker off Basra. Three Iraqis killed by roadside bomb near Baquba. "Insurgents have taken over much of the Iraqi city of Ramadi and used it to launch attacks against US forces while terrorising the population with public beheadings. A huge bomb killed five American marines yesterday and showered body parts on to rooftops, fuelling suspicion that armour-piercing technology is being developed and tested in Ramadi. US troops recovered the remains and withdrew to their base outside the Arab Sunni stronghold, leaving masked gunmen to erect checkpoints and carry out what residents said was the latest of many executions. A man described as an Egyptian spy was beheaded and his body dumped on a busy shopping street. Warned by the killers to leave it for five days, shoppers pretended not to notice the figure in the brown robe, its head resting on its back. Four days ago two suspected Shia militiamen were beheaded in the marketplace in full view of traders, said a senior police officer who asked not to be identified. Two boys played football with one of the heads, he added." Saturday, June 18, 2005 Two US soldiers killed, one wounded, five Iraqi soldiers wounded in fighting near Buhriz. Two US Marines killed by roadside bomb in Ramadi. One Iraqi girl killed, two wounded in roadside bomb attack on US convoy in Baghdad. Fourteen Iraqi soldiers killed, eight wounded by car bomb in Fallujah. Two Iraqis killed, four wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. Five Iraqi marines wounded by car bomb near Baghdad. Sunni tribal leader assassinated near Mahmudiyah. Four Iraqi policemen wounded in small arms attack on US convoy near Baquba. Heavy fighting, air strikes continue near Qaim. Two Iraqis wounded by car bomb in Baghdad. "About 1,000 U.S. Marines and Iraqi troops launched a second offensive Saturday against insurgents in restive Anbar province, this time targeting the marshy shores of a remote lake just north of Baghdad.” Sunday, June 19, 2005 Correspondent for television channel Al Arabiya seriously wounded in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers and one civilian killed and thirteen others injured in suicide bomb attack on a checkpoint in Tikrit. Two Iraqi policemen killed in a raid on their patrol in western Baghdad. Nine coalition troops reported killed in mortar attack in Fallujah. Casualties reported after car bomb attack outside Shia mosque in Baghdad. Two Iraqi police officers killed by gunmen in northern Baghdad. ”Doctors at the main hospital in Baquba, north of Baghdad, have gone on strike, saying they are fed up with constant abuse at the hands of aggressive Iraqi police and soldiers.” Monday, June 20, 2005 As many as twenty policemen killed and fifty wounded in suicide bomb attack during roll call at police headquarters in Arbil. Twenty three people killed and thirty six wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant popular with Iraqi security forces a few hundred yards from the Green Zone in Baghdad. Five Iraqi security force members killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad. US soldier killed in IED attack in Tal Afar. The bodies of seven executed Iraqis found late Saturday in Baghdad. US Marine killed by small arms fire near the Syrian border. Tuesday, June 21, 2005 Two people killed in two car bombings targeting Iraqi special forces in the Rissalla neighborhood of Baghdad. According to the US military, ten insurgents and four Iraqi police officers were killed and twenty insurgents were captured when the Bayaa police station was stormed in a “highly coordinated assault” using mortars, RPGs, a car bomb and small arms fire. Four officers killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad’s Mansour neighborhood. Three Iraqis wounded in a checkpoint bombing on Baghdad’s airport road. Three Kurdish peshmerga members killed by gunmen near Hit. The Ansar al Sunna Army militant group claimed to have killed seven people in a convoy near Ramadi. Four suspected insurgents killed, 18 captured, and one kidnapped civilian rescued in various operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar and Mosul. Shops in Tal Afar reported closed due to insecurity, depriving some families of food. Two Iraqi policemen wounded in battle with gunmen who assaulted the police station in Baghdad’s Aamil neighborhood. US patrol attacked by roadside bomb north of Baquba, no casualties reported. Four Iraqi army soldiers killed in suicide attack on checkpoint in Kirkuk. Five Iraqi police and soldiers killed and 20 wounded in Baghdad attack At least eight policemen and an eight-month-old baby killed when insurgents launched an assault on a Baghdad police station. Director general of internal security in the Shahrazouz area of Iraqi Kurdistan and two of his bodyguards killed in suicide bombing between Halabja and Suliemaniya. “Insurgents killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 80 yesterday in a complex series of attacks on Iraqi police stations and army bases across the country, while two large Marine and Iraqi army operations were in progress in the restive al-Anbar province.” Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Three Iraqi civilians killed and seven wounded in bomb attack on US armored patrol in Mosul, unclear if there were any American casualties. Several Iraqi civilians injured in car bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Ramadi. One US soldier shot dead near Ramadi. Loud explosion heard on Baghdad’s airport road, police said that insurgents may have attacked an Iraqi army patrol with a rocket. Former judge and current Baghdad University law professor assassinated along with his son in Baghdad’s Shula neighborhood. Filipino hostage released after almost eight months in captivity. Two Iraqi policemen killed and two wounded in roadside bombing in Madain. A nine-year-old boy killed and a six- and seven-year-old wounded when they ran their bicycles over a bomb in Baquba. One Iraqi civilian killed and three wounded in roadside bomb attack on a US convoy west of Ramadi. Thursday, June 23, 2005 Thirty-eight Iraqis killed by seven car bombs in Baghdad. Three US soldiers killed in fighting near Ramadi. Seven insurgents killed in Baghdad street fighting. Turkmen politician escapes assassination attempt in Kirkuk. One Iraqi policeman killed, seven civilians wounded by car bomb near Tuz Khormato. Two insurgents killed in premature detonation of tractor bomb near Tikrit. US checkpoint near Ramadi attacked. One Iraqi child killed, two wounded by roadside bomb near Baquba. Friday, June 24, 2005 US convoy attacked by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Oil ministry official escapes assassination in Tikrit. Three Iraqi policemen wounded by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. Five insurgents killed as fighting continues in Baghdad. US Marine convoy attacked by car bomb near Fallujah; casualties reported. Five Iraqis killed, four wounded in three insurgent attacks in Mosul. Saturday, June 25, 2005 Eight Iraqi policemen killed, one wounded in attack on police station near Ramadi. Six US Marines killed, 13 wounded in car bombing, firefight near Fallujah. Sistani aide, two bodyguards assassinated in Baghdad. Oil pipeline ablaze near Beiji. Six Shiite Iraqis beheaded near Baquba. Two Iraqi policemen killed, three wounded in Baghdad firefight. Sunday, June 26, 2005 At least four Iraqi policemen killed in a suicide bomb attack on police district headquarters in Mosul. At least five Iraqi policemen killed and two wounded in suicide bomb attack on a police patrol in southern Mosul. Two civilians killed after three bomb attacks is followed by a battle involving U.S. tanks and helicopters that lasted about three hours in Tal Afar. Suicide bomb attack and insurgent gun attack on the home of a special forces police officer kills at least nine in Samarra. Three Iraqi policemen killed by armed gunmen 75km south of Amarah. Body of a uniformed Iraqi policeman found in Baghdad. Firefighters continue to battle a huge fire on a crude oil pipeline near Yusufiyah. One truck driver killed after insurgents launched a gun and RPG attack on a convoy in northern Baghdad. Five Kurdish rebels killed by the Turkish military near the Iraq/Iran border. Monday, 27 June, 2005 Three US soldiers and four Iraqi policemen wounded in a series of four bomb attacks in and around the city of Kirrkuk. Iraqi police colonel gunned down in Baghdad. Fifteen people killed and seven wounded in suicide bomb attack near the Al-Kisk army base in Mosul. One US soldier killed and two injured in roadside bomb attack on a convoy in Baghdad. Deputy police chief of Baghdad gunned down in Baghdad. Five Iraqi policemen killed, eight policemen and four civilians injured, in suicide bomb attack on security facility in hospital in Mosul. Six Iraqi commandos gunned down in Baghdad. US Apache helicopter down north of Baghdad. Mother and two girls killed in a mortar attack in Baghdad. Bodies of five truck drivers found in Baghdad. Policeman, civilian and nine year old boy killed in gun attack on a barbershop in Baghdad. Tuesday, June 28, 2005 At least two people killed and two wounded when police opened fire on a crowd of unemployed workers demonstrating for jobs in Samawa. Bosnian national working for a US company killed June 15 in bomb attack some 60 kilometers from Baghdad. He was the first Bosnian to die in Bush’s war. Suicide car bomb attack near the entrance to a US base in Baquba, no word on casualties. One civilian killed and seven wounded in two coordinated car bombings in Baquba. One civilian killed during a gunbattle involving police, U.S. troops and insurgents in the Yarmuk district of western Baghdad. Two policemen killed by gunmen in western Baghdad. One Iraqi council member from the Mansur district of Baghdad shot dead. Three people killed and 13 wounded when a suicide bomber dressed as a policeman blew himself up in a police security station inside a hospital in Musayyib. Two bodyguards killed and six people wounded in car bomb attack aimed at the head of the traffic police in Kirkuk, who survived the attack. A senior member of Iraq’s parliament, his son, and three bodyguards killed in a car bombing in northern Baghdad. One US soldier shot to death in Baghdad. One US soldier killed and one wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Balad. Four killed and ‘dozens’ wounded in car bombing outside a theater southeast of Baghdad. Three Iraqi employees of the North Oil Co. killed in roadside bombing between Kirkuk and Hawijah. Wednesday, June 29, 2005 One US soldier killed by a car bomb near Tikrit. New US offensive, involving about 1,000 Marines and other US troops supplemented by Iraqi forces launched in the Euphrates river valley between Hit and Haditha. Iraqi television executive shot and killed by US troops when he drove near their convoy in Baghdad. Iraqi news editor with a local Baghdad television channel shot and killed by US troops Sunday after they came under attack. Iraqi reporter shot and killed by US troops last Friday after he apparently did not respond to a shouted signal from a military convoy. Thursday, June 30, 2005 Mortar attack reported near Japanese troops in Samawah. Two Iraqi police commandos killed, six wounded as insurgents rampage in Samarra. Two Polish soldiers wounded in grenade attack near Diwaniya. Four Iraqi civilians killed by mortar attack in Tal Afar. Two Iraqis wounded by mortar fire in central Baghdad. Five Iraqis killed by car bomb in Baquba. One US soldier killed by car bomb near Balad. Iraqi assemblyman assassinated near Baghdad. US Marines launch counterinsurgency offensive near Hit. Oil pipeline ablaze near Kirkuk. Two more Marines reported dead from ambush in Fallujah. July 2005 Friday, July 1, 2005 Relatives of Shi'ite legislator assassinated in Baghdad. Iraqi policeman and two relatives assassinated in Mosul. Turkish truck driver killed in ambush near Beiji. One Iraqi killed in suicide bombing of Iraqi Prime Minister's office in Baghdad. Power station bombed in Baghdad, city water supply shut down. "Insurgent attacks in the last six months have killed more than 8,000 Iraqi civilians, police and troops, according to Iraq's interior minister." "The Iraqi Red Crescent Society says 6,000 families have been displaced across Anbar province in the fighting and are suffering in heat that regularly exceeds 110 degrees." "At the close of 2003, U.S. commanders put the number of insurgents at 5,000. On Thursday in Baghdad, U.S. Brig. Gen. Donald Alston said there were between 15,000 and 20,000 insurgents, though he said not all of them fight every day. As of June 27, insurgents launched more than 70 car bombings during the month, according the U.S. military. While that figure was below that of the two prior months - at 81 each - it's more than any other month since the war began in March 2003…The number of daily attacks against troops with the U.S.-led coalition had dropped to the 30s after national elections in January, but they're now back at about 70 a day. Attacks on Iraqis have also increased. A blistering round of car bombs and assassinations killed more than 1,675 Iraqis after the nation's interim government was seated April 28, according to icasualties.org." Saturday, July 2, 2005 Twenty Iraqis killed by suicide bomber at Baghdad police station. Six US Marines wounded by vehicle mine in western Iraq. Two Iraqi policemen wounded by roadside bomb near Baghdad. Sunni cleric kidnapped by gunmen at Baghdad mosque. Sistani aide assassinated in Baghdad. Iraqi TV producer abducted and killed in Mosul. Iraqi police colonel assassinated in Mosul. Two Iraqis killed in bomb ambush of US convoy in Ramadi. One Iraqi killed by roadside bomb targeting US convoy in Baghdad. Iraqi police colonel assassinated in Al Musaib. Sunday, July 03, 2005 At least 16 people killed, including 11 police recruits, and 22 injured in suicide bombing outside a recruiting station for police special forces in western Baghdad. Six policemen killed and 26 people injured in a pair of coordinated suicide bombings at a police checkpoint in Hillah. Three Iraqi soldiers killed in a roadside bombing northeast of Baghdad. Two people killed when a bomb hidden in a vegetable cart exploded moments after mourners passed by with the body of an aide to Ayatollah Sistani. One policeman and a female relative killed in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk. Nine people wounded, including two policemen, in a roadside bombing near a police station in the New Baghdad section of the capital. Egypt’s top envoy to Iraq kidnapped in Baghdad by about eight gunmen who beat him and called him an American spy. Three policemen killed and one civilian injured in a car bombing targeting an Iraqi police patrol in Kirkuk. Iraqi Brigadier General wounded and his son killed in an attack by gunmen in Baghdad. Four bodyguards wounded in an attack on the Iraqi Industry Minister, who escaped injury. One crewman injured in a fire that destroyed a US CH-47 Chinook military helicopter in Ramadi, no details given on the cause of the fire. Monday, July 04, 2005 … "...but I do think, uh, you know when I, I said some things in the first term, um, that were probably a little blunt. 'Bring it on' was a little blunt, and uh, I was really speaking to the, to our troops, but it came out, and it and it had a different, uh, different connotation, different meanings for others, and uh, so I've gotta , I'll be, I'll be more disciplined in how I say things." - George W. Bush, January 14, 2005. "Sometimes, words have consequences you don't intend them to mean. 'Bring 'em on' is the classic example, when I was really trying to rally the troops and make it clear to them that I fully understood, you know, what a great job they were doing. And those words had an unintended consequence. It kind of, some interpreted it to be defiance in the face of danger. That certainly wasn't the case." - George W. Bush, January 13, 2005 Happy Birthday, America. Acknowledgements: Yankeedoodle collected the vast majority of the daily entries. Friendly Fire and matt helped. Photos are from mindprod.com, abolkhaseb.net, thenausea.com, Information Clearing House, and The Memory Hole. Their work is much appreciated.

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