Friday, July 20, 2007

Security Summary: July 20, 2007

Above: An Iraqi is detained and guarded by Iraqi Army soldiers as U.S. soldiers search his home in Baqubah today. Under emergency powers, arrest may be made upon suspicion, and no trial need ever be held, nor the detainees ever released.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces kill three suspected militants and detain 44 others in operations in south Baghdad on Friday, the military said.

DHULUIYA - Gunmen kill two people in a drive by shooting in Dhuluiya, 70 km (43 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - Two U.S. soldiers killed in separate attacks in Iraq on Thursday, the military said on Friday. One solider was killed in a roadside bomb in Baghdad Province, and the other was killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - One Iraqi policeman wounded by a roadside bomb in the Mansour district of west Baghdad, police said.

BASRA - Three British servicemen were killed on Thursday by a mortar round that struck their base in the southern city of Basra, the military said.

BAGHADAD - Seventeen bodies were found dumped in various parts of the capital on Thursday, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops detained a man suspected of links with Iran in a raid on Thursday near Baquba, north of Baghdad, the military said. He is suspected of helping smuggle projectile roadside bombs into Iraq from Iran.

From Reuters/Alternet