Updated at 12:30 a.m. EST, Feb. 17, 2007
Friday is usually a quiet news days in Iraq. It is the weekly prayer day and
curfews are in place in several cities; many reporters in Iraq consider this
their day off. Overall though, 26 Iraqis were killed and seven were wounded
in violent incidents. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration
released a grave report
on the migration situation; millions have been displaced or fled the country.
No foreign deaths were reported.
U.S. forces continued operations as part of a security crackdown. Among them
was the controlled-demolition
of a bomb-making facility in Salman Pak. Iraqi security forces arrested
dozens of people in several raids. Six
militants were injured during clashes with British forces in Basra.
In Baquba, militants bulldozed
a Shiite shrine belonging to the son of the Seventh Imam Moussa Al-Kadem.
Two kidnap victimes were rescued
north of Baquba.
bodies were recovered in Baghdad. An Iraqi
soldier was killed and a second soldier injured when a roadside bomb blasted
them on the Mohammed al-Qasim highway.
was killed and her mother wounded during a mortar attack near their home
In Samarra, the body
of a young man who was shot in the chest was found; he has been kidnapped
two weeks ago.
policemen were killed during a combat operaton in Falluja.
Katyusha rockets hit two homes in Hibhib where they killed
dead bodies were found in Mosul.
A former security
guard was assassinated in Kut; he had worked during the Saddam regime.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis