Here are some recent reports from Iraq. It's much worse than you are told.

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12/25/05 Herald and Weekly Times: Kidnappers rebuffed
ABDUCTORS of a Jordanian embassy driver said they would kill him unless Jordan pulled its diplomats from Iraq and freed a failed female suicide bomber held in Jordan--The Jordanian government said it would not meet the demands
12/25/05 CENTCOM: Soldier killed in action (confirmed)
A Soldier assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade died of wounds sustained from a rocket-propelled grenade attack on Dec. 24 while on a routine patrol near Hawijah, in northern Iraq.
12/25/05 Reuters/AFP: interior ministry employee killed--mortar wounds policeman
gunmen shot dead an Iraqi interior ministry civil servant and a mortar round slammed into Baghdad's high-security Green Zone injuring a policeman.
12/25/05 Reuters: Car bombs wound six iraqis in Baghdad
Three policemen were wounded when a car bomb targeting their patrol detonated in the eastern district of the capital. A parked car in Baghdad's city centre exploded as an Iraqi army patrol drove by, wounding three soldiers and a civilian.
12/25/05 Reuters: Seven insurgents killed
U.S forces killed three insurgents on Saturday when they attacked a U.S patrol with small arms fire near Duluiya. Four suspected insurgents were killed on Saturday when a mortar round they were attempting to fire detonated prematurely.
12/25/05 Reuters: Abrams tank destroyed in Baghdad
A U.S. Abrams tank was blasted by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad, eyewitnesses said. Reuters reporters saw the tank in flames. The U.S. military said it was aware of an incident with a tank but had no details on any casualties.
12/25/05 Reuters: Kirkuk violence kills two
One gunman was killed when gunmen attacked the motorcade of a police colonel in Kirkuk. One civilian was killed and seven others wounded when a car bomb exploded targeting a police patrol in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said.
12/25/05 Reuters: Policeman killed in Mosul
A police officer was killed when a makeshift bomb went off near a police patrol in the northern city of Mosul, police said. The number of the wounded was not clear yet.
12/25/05 Reuters: Mosul student leader found dead
The body of Qusay Salahaddin, president of the Students Union of Mosul University, was found shot dead two days after he was abducted by gunmen. On Dec. 21 he led a demonstration complaining of alleged fraud in last week's parliamentary election.
12/25/05 Gannett: Home to heal: Wounded soldier 'just glad to be alive'
Three months ago Pfc. Damarcus Wilson had a piece of car bomb metal lodged in his brain and tubes draining fluid from his head.
12/25/05 Xinhaunet: 2 Iraq soldiers killed south of Baghdad
Mortar rounds landed at a military base in Baghdad on Sunday, killing two Iraqi soldiers, wounding another nine, including three soldiers and six civilians, police source told Xinhua.
12/25/05 Gannett: Wounded soldiers struggle to adjust to civilian life
Medics worked frantically to keep Tom Brooks from bleeding to death when a mortar attack in Iraq ripped open his left leg and blew away part of his foot.
12/25/05 Khaleej Times: Three killed in Iraq unrest
A car bomb killed two Iraqi civilians on Sunday in the northern city of Kirkuk, while gunmen shot dead an interior ministry civil servant in Baghdad. An explosive device also targeted US soldiers in the south of the capital.
12/24/05 DoD Identifies Army Casualties
1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt, 24, of Wheeler, Texas and Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano, 33, of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. died in Baghdad on Dec. 22, when an IED detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol.
12/24/05 KUNA: Turkish truck drivers end strike, resume fuel transportation to Iraq
Turkish fuel-transporting truck drivers ended on Saturday a week long strike, resuming their trips to transport diesel and gasoline from the Turkish governorate of Sirnak to Iraq.
12/24/05 AFP: Iraqi kidnappers give three-day ultimatum on Jordan hostage
The kidnappers of a Jordanian driver who was seized in Baghdad gave Amman authorities a three-day ultimatum on Friday for his release, according to a video broadcast on the Al-Arabiya satellite channel.
12/24/05 AFP: Eighteen Iraqis die in series of attacks
Eighteen Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks Saturday, including two soldiers, four policeman while eight bodies were found around the country, according to security sources.
12/24/05 AFP: US soldier killed in northern Iraq
A US soldier died on Christmas Eve of wounds he received from an attack while on routine patrol near Hawijah, in northern Iraq, the US military said. The soldier, part of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, was wounded by a RPG attack
12/24/05 AP: Iraq Militants Threaten to Kill Jordanian
Militants in Iraq released a video of a Jordanian hostage on Saturday, threatening to kill the man in three days unless Jordan cuts ties with the Baghdad government and frees a female would-be suicide bomber involved in November attacks in Amman.
12/24/05 UPI: Civilian casualties disputed in Iraq
medical workers in the town of Husaybah counted 97 non-combatants killed in the first week of Operation Steel Curtain. The military acknowledges civilian deaths but says that figures are exaggerated by people who sympathize with the insurgents.
12/24/05 xinhuanet: 4 US soldiers killed in western Iraq (Not confirmed)
Four U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was run over by an Iraqi truck outside Iraq's western flashpoint city of Fallujah early on Saturday, a police source told Xinhua.
12/24/05 Reuters: 7 Bodies bound, civilians killed in Baghdad
Seven bodies of civilians with bullets wounds were found in southern Baghdad, police said...Two civilians were killed when gunmen opened fire on an electronics shop in Baghdad's wealthy Mansour district, police said.
12/24/05 Reuters: Ministry of Justice killed in Baghdad
Two people were killed, including an aide to the Ministry of Justice, when gunmen opened fire on their car in the centre of Baghdad, police said. 3 Ministry of Health employees were shot dead when gunmen opened fire on their car, police said.
12/24/05 Reuters: One civilian killed, three wounded by roadside bomb in Kirkuk
One civilian was killed and three wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi army patrol in central Kirkuk, Police Colonel Taha Abdullah said.
12/24/05 Reuters: Saboteurs blow up oil pipeline near Hilla
Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline on the outskirts of Hilla 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, fires are still raging. Police said a makeshift bomb was used in the attack.
12/24/05 AFP: British-held Iraqi detainees in disturbances
Detainees held by the British army in Iraq have been involved in disturbances over being held without charge or trial, Saturday's Guardian newspaper said, quoting officials in the Gulf.
12/24/05 dpa: Three Iraqis killed in mortar attack; prison strike
Three civilians living near a U.S. base were reportedly killed Saturday when a mortar shell fell on their house south of Baghdad, as the U.S. military confirmed reports of unrest at a prison in southern Iraq.
12/24/05 eecho: Gunmen attack Hussein trial judge
Gunmen tried to assassinate an investigative judge on the Iraqi Special Tribunal that is investigating Saddam Hussein and members of his regime, a spokesman for the court said today
12/24/05 SFC: Wounded vet stands tall again
Marine corporal Jason Poole...he was leading a street patrol...when a massive IED (improvised explosive device) exploded...A piece of shrapnel went through his head from behind the left ear, emerging through his left eye.
12/24/05 kare11: War amputee turns personal tragedy into hope for others
First Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell...A bomb took [her] leg...when the supply caravan she was riding in Iraq hit a roadside bomb. Melissa is believed to be the war's first female amputee.
12/24/05 wdam: Legion salutes wounded Iraq vet
Leondrae D. Rice...was awarded that medal [Purple Heart] for his wounds and loss of eyesight from a car bomb in Iraq.
12/24/05 9News: Injured Iraq Soldier Gets Donated Bengals Tickets
Sergeant Jerrold Wilson...injured in Iraq in 2002 when he was shot in the leg...will finally get a chance to see his first Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium, thanks to the generosity of a west side business
12/24/05 rgj.com: Blood Drive next Friday for injured Marine with local ties
Marine Corporal Travis Greene...continues to fight for recovery in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, after losing both legs to an IED explosion in Ramadi, Iraq, on December 7.
12/24/05 scotsman: Family of Iraq hostage place release appeal ads in papers
THE family of British hostage Norman Kember have placed a number of newspaper adverts in Iraq appealing for the release of the peace campaigner. The 74-year-old, from Pinner, north-west London, was seized in Baghdad on November 26...
12/24/05 Xinhuanet: Six jailed in Spain on terrorist charges
Six men suspected of belonging to a cell that recruits Islamist radical volunteers for suicide attacks in Iraq and other countries were held in custody in Madrid on terrorism charges on Saturday.

source: www.icasualties.org

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