August 2005 in Iraq

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August 2005 in Iraq
US Casualties
August 1st Seven US Marines were killed in action near Haditha. The Marines were killed in a small arms engagement with terrorists

August 3rd – A US troop carrier in the city of Haditha was blown up by a huge roadside bomb.  Fourteen marines and as  Iraqi interpreter were killed .  This bombing brought  to 20 the number of Marines killed in Haditha within three days.

August 17th- Three separate car bombs exploded around Baghdad bus station killing  43 Iraqis and wounding 88.  The bombings seemed aimed at Shite bus riders of buses.

August 24th A heavily guard compound in Baquba was attacked by a suicide bomber.  The bomber killed either including two Americans

August 31st - Up to 1,000 people die in a stampede on the Al-Aaimmah bridge after rumours of a suicide bomber cause panic amongst pilgrims on the way shrine of the Imam Musa al-Kazim. The pilgrims were on bridge in Northern Baghdad when the panic seized the crowd.