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Killings Database – Year 2006



The Hamaniya/Hashimiya Killings



Media Reports

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Photo Credits


Background - November 28th/29th, 2006


“Seven people, including a 70-year-old man, his wife and their adult daughter, were killed during a joint U.S. and Iraqi raid early Wednesday near the restive city of Baqubah, local residents and officials said.


“Several witnesses in Hashimiya, a Sunni Arab village eight miles west of Baqubah, said they found the bodies of the elderly couple and their daughter in front of their house at dawn, after troops had withdrawn from the area. All three bodies had gunshot wounds to the head, the witnesses said. […] ‘It is always unfortunate when civilians are hurt or killed during operations to rid Iraq of terrorism,’ the U.S. military said in a statement. […]”


Excerpt of a L.A. Times article from November 30th, 2006.

U.S. troops detain “liberated” Iraqi civilians in Baquba


Media Reports


November 30th, 2006 - Conflicting Accounts of Iraqi Deaths Given

1 news article by the Los Angeles Times


November 29th, 2006 - U.S. Troops Kill 5 Girls in Assault on Insurgents

1 news article by the New York Times


November 29th, 2006 - U.S. Raids Kill Iraqi Civilians, including Women & Children

2 news articles by Al Jazeera & the Associated Press


October 10th, 2006 - Baquba Erupts

1 news article by the Inter Press Service


June 25th, 2004 - Rebellion in Baquba

1 news article by the Nation


Military Reports


November 30th, 2006 - Senior Coalition Commander in Diyala Province says Baqubah still functioning

Press release by the Multi-National Force-Iraq Combined Press Information Center


November 29th, 2006 - Eight Terrorists Killed During Early Morning Raid Near Baqubah

Press release by the Multi-National Force-Iraq Combined Press Information Center


War Scenes from Baquba

U.S. troops raid Iraqi property

U.S. troops patrol the streets

Iraqis mourn a victim of the civil war


Photo Credits




1) Soldiers with Bravo Company, 588th Engineers, “keep an eye on civilians” during an early morning raid in a village on the outskirts of Baqubah, Iraq. - August 20th, 2003 - U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Barranti;


War Scenes from Baquba


1) Soldiers from "Renegade" Platoon, Bravo Company, 2/8th Infantry, attached to 1/67 Armor Battalion located in Baqubah, Iraq, kick down a gate during a raid in a local village of Diyala Province, Iraq. - August 28th, 2003 - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Davis;

2) Soldiers from the 68th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, patrol Baqubah, Iraq. - July 12th, 2006 - Jonathan F. Doti/U.S. Army;

3) Relatives mourn outside a morgue in Baqubah, Iraq, where gunmen ambushed a minibus in the town on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding three. - June 2006 - Mohammed Adnan/Associated Press;

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