Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wednesday Iraq Report

January 9, 2008
Wednesday: 3 US Soldiers, 20 Iraqis Killed; 3 Iraqis Wounded

Three American soldiers were killed on an otherwise extremely quiet newsday. Twenty Iraqi gunmen were killed in an operation near Muqdadiya while three civilians were wounded in Kirkuk.

Three American soldiers were killed and two more were wounded during combat operations in Salah ad Din province yesterday.

Three people were wounded when a pair of roadside bombs exploded at two churches in Kirkuk. Just three days ago three churches and a convent were targeted by bombs in Mosul.

U.S. forces killed 20 suspects and arrested 10 during major operations near Muqdadiya.

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Updated at 6:30 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2008

Nine American soldiers were reported killed on an otherwise extremely quiet newsday. At least 25 Iraqis were killed, mostly gunmen, and 10 Iraqis were wounded in separate events. Also, the World Health Organization released their report on the number of civilian casualties since the invastion. They say that between 104,000 to 223,000 people have died in violent attacks

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