3 US Troops Killed, 9 Iraqis, 1 Jordanian Killed
al-Hayat: It was announced on Thursday in Baghdad that three American troops and nine Iraqis were killed, along with a Jordanian driver, in separate attacks. In Kirkuk, a fire broke out in an oil well after the explosion of a bomb.
There was a two-hour-long firefight between Marines and guerrillas in Ramadi Wednesday night/ Thursday morning, which left 6 Iraqis dead.
The Washington Post explains:
‘ On Thursday, a roadside bomb killed a soldier with the 1st Infantry Division and wounded two others around 8:25 a.m. near Baqubah, 30 miles northeast of the capital . . .. In the afternoon, insurgents attacked a military convoy near Fallujah using a roadside bomb, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and guns. One Marine was killed and two were wounded in the attack at 3:48 p.m. . In addition, at around 2 p.m. Wednesday, insurgents attacked a military convoy north of Taji, a northern suburb of Baghdad. One soldier was killed and three were wounded. ‘