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- Car bombs and other attacks killed at least 18 people across Iraq on Dec. 3. At least 71 bodies - apparent victims of sectarian death squads - also were found.

- The violence in Iraq persisted Monday, with at least 13 people killed nationwide. Police also found at least 56 bodies.

- More than 100 Iraqis were killed or found dead in and around Baghdad on Tuesday.

- At least 75 people were killed or found dead across Iraq on Wednesday, including 48 whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in different parts of the capital.

- A series of bombings and shootings killed at least 23 people in Iraq on Thursday.

- At least 47 Iraqis were killed or found dead Friday, including 25 who died when mortar shells landed in a Shiite neighborhood on the outskirts of Baghdad.


- Coalition ground and air units killed six insurgents and captured three on Dec. 3 while destroying two buildings in Karmah in Anbar province, the U.S. military said. In the wreckage of one, troops also found a weapons cache and the bodies of two women and a boy believed to be younger than 2, the military said.

- On Dec. 3, the U.S. Air Force said the pilot of an F-16 fighter jet that went down in Anbar province on Nov. 27 was declared killed in action. It said DNA analysis had confirmed remains found at the crash site 20 miles northwest of Baghdad were those of Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34. The military also announced the combat deaths of nine Americans.

- Four U.S. Marines died when a Sea Knight helicopter plunged into a lake in volatile Anbar province on Dec. 3, the military said Monday, raising to 13 the number of American troops killed during a bloody weekend in Iraq.

- The chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, told reporters Tuesday that all of Iraq would be under Baghdad's control by the fall of 2007, with U.S. soldiers and Marines and other coalition forces playing a supporting role.

- The U.S. military said Tuesday three more American troops died Monday - two as a result of insurgent attacks and one in a traffic accident.

- Ten U.S. troops were killed in four separate incidents in Iraq on Wednesday, the U.S. military said. It also said two U.S. soldiers were killed Dec. 3 in Baghdad and a Navy sailor was killed in Anbar province on Monday.

- The U.S. military confirmed Thursday that another soldier died in fighting Wednesday, raising to 11 the number of American troops killed on that day.

- The U.S. military said 20 insurgents, including two women, were killed in a raid and subsequent airstrike Friday on a predominantly Sunni village northwest of Baghdad, but local officials alleged the dead were civilians, including eight children.

- The U.S. military said Friday that two soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an explosion south of Baghdad. A third U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday in western Baghdad.


- Saddam Hussein's lawyers on Dec. 3 formally appealed the death sentence imposed on him in November after he was convicted in the killings of 148 Shiite Muslims in Dujail in 1982.

- President Bush told one of Iraq's leading Shiite politicians, Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, in a White House meeting on Monday that the United States was not satisfied with progress in Iraq.

- Iraq's prime minister reversed course Tuesday and said his envoys will talk with Iraq's neighbors about the possibility of a regional conference on quelling the violence, despite opposition to the plan by some key political allies.

- The Iraq Study Group report released Wednesday found that "current U.S. policy is not working. Making no changes in policy would simply delay the day of reckoning at a high cost." James Baker, the co-chairman of the panel, said, "We do not recommend a stay-the-course solution. In our opinion, that is no longer viable." Among the report's 79 recommendations, are proposals to withdraw most troops by 2008 and pressure Iraqis to take more responsibility for their own security. The panel also wants a renewed emphasis on diplomacy with Iran and Syria, Iraq's neighbors.

- The bipartisan Iraq Study Group's proposals for an urgent course change in Iraq were met with skepticism on Thursday from Bush, some U.S. senators, Iraqi leaders and Israel's government.


As of Saturday, 2,930 U.S. troops have died in Iraq. Identifications as reported by the U.S. military and not previously published:

- Army Spc. Dustin M. Adkins, 22, Finger, Tenn.; helicopter injuries Monday; Anbar province.

- Navy hospitalman Christopher A. Anderson, 24, Longmont, Colo.; Monday; Anbar province.

- Marine Lance Cpl. Brent E. Beeler, 22, Jackson, Mich.; Thursday; Anbar province.

- Army Sgt. Jesse J.J. Castro, 22, Chalan Pago, Guam; explosion Wednesday; Hawijah.

- Army Pvt. Troy D. Cooper, 21, Amarillo, Texas; explosion Dec. 3; Balad.

- Marine Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Echols, 20, Shepherdsville, Ky.; Monday; Anbar province.

- Air Force Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, Hollandale, Miss.; helicopter crash Dec. 3; Anbar province.

- Army Cpl. Billy B. Farris, 20, Bapchule, Ariz.; explosion Dec. 3; Taji.

- Army Sgt. Keith E. Fiscus, 26, Townsend, Del.; explosion Dec. 2; Baghdad.

- Army Sgt. Jay R. Gauthreaux, 26, Thibodaux, La.; explosion Monday; Baqubah.

- Army Spc. Nicholas R. Gibbs, 25, Stokesdale, N.C.; small-arms fire Wednesday; Ramadi.

- Air Force Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34, Litchfield Park, Ariz.; crash of his jet fighter Nov. 27; Anbar province.

- Army Spc. Kenneth W. Haines, 25, Fulton, N.Y.; explosion Dec. 3; Balad.

- Army Spc. Jordan W. Hess, 26, Marysville, Wash.; Tuesday from injuries from explosion Nov. 11; Ta'Meem.

- Army Cpl. Jason I. Huffman, 23, Conover, N.C.; explosion Wednesday; Hawijah.

- Army Pfc. Travis C. Krege, 24, Cheektowaga, N.Y; explosion Wednesday; Hawijah.

- Marine Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, Presque Isle, Maine; Wednesday; Anbar province.

- Army Staff Sgt. Robert L. Love Jr., 28, Meridian, Miss.; explosion Dec. 1; Ar Ramadi.

- Army Spc. Joshua B. Madden, 21, Sibley, La. ; explosion Wednesday; Hawijah.

- Marine Maj. Joseph T. McCloud, 39, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.; helicopter crash Dec. 3; Anbar province.

- Army Spc. Bryan T. McDonough, 22, Maplewood, Minn; explosion Dec. 2; Fallujah.

- Army Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis, 19, Knox, Pa.; explosion Monday; Baghdad.

- Army Spc. Marco L. Miller, 36, Longwood, Fla.; Tuesday from injuries from enemy fire Dec. 3; Taji.

- Army Spc. Yari Mokri, 26, Pflugerville, Texas; explosion Wednesday; Hawijah.

- Army Spc. Vincent J. Pomante III, 22, Westerville, Ohio; explosion Wednesday; Ramadi.

- Army Sgt. Yevgeniy Ryndych, 24, Brooklyn, N.Y.; explosion Wednesday; Ar Ramadi.

- Army Spc. Corey J. Rystad, 20, Red Lake Falls, Minn.; explosion Dec. 2; Fallujah.

- Marine Cpl. Joshua C. Sticklen, 24, Virginia Beach, Va.; helicopter crash Dec. 3; Anbar province.

- Marine Lance Cpl. Jesse D. Tillery, 19, Vesper, Wis.; Dec. 2; Anbar province.

- Army Pfc. Nicholas D. Turcotte, 23, Maple Grove, Minn.; vehicle accident Monday; Nasiriyah.