Updated at 11:02 p.m EDT, July 9, 2007
In a significant development,
tens of thousands of Turkish soldiers are believed to be at the Iraqi border waiting
for permission to enter Iraq on a security mission. Violence elsewhere has been
elevated since late Friday and continues elevated into today. At least 94 Iraqis
have been killed and 95 wounded in the latest attacks, which come after one
of the bloodiest weekenda since the U.S invasion. No foreign casualties were reported.
Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari reported
that Turkey has amassed up to 140,000 troops at the border. The troops want to
enter Iraq in order to eliminate about 4,000 Kurdish rebels who allegedly are
crossing the border into Turkey and attacking both military and civilian targets.
In Baghdad, two roadside bombs at a city center bus station killed
five and wounded 24 others. A car bomb in the al-Harthiya neighborhood
killed one person
and wounded three others. In Karrada, a roadside bomb killed
a civilian and wounded seven more. Militants strangled
to death four members of one family they had kidnapped from Ghazaliya.
Gunmen stormed a home in Jamiya, killing
one person and wounding two others. One
Iraqi security officer was killed and eight were wounded during security missions
that netted 44 suspects. Three
policemen were killed and another was injured during an attack on their patrol
in the al-Qahira neighborhood. Witnesses claim that U.S. forces randomly
fired upon a group of pedestrians crossing a southern bridge; three
people were killed and one waswounded. An Iraqi
soldier was killed and four others were wounded by a suicide bomber in Doura.
of a traffic director was found. Also, 26
dumped bodies were found scattered throughout Baghdad.
bodies were discovered in Mada'en. They belong to Sunni workers abducted
yesterday from a Pepsi
Cola bottling plant.
A roadside bomb killed
nine Iraqi soldiers and wounded 20 others in Balad.
of Najaf's Center for Human Rights and Support of Democracy survived an
assassination attempt on his life; his driver
was killed and two bodyguards were wounded.
A Muqdadiyah judge
was assassinated. Fifteen
gunmen were killed and eight were arrested during a security crackdown. Two
children were wounded in a mortar attack. Also, militants attacked the mayor's
office and wounded
Eight gunmen were arrested
in Kirkuk. Two members
of a Kurdish security service were wounded during a roadside bomb attack.
the Syrian border at Rudainah village, clashes left one
gunmen dead, two policemen wounded, and two suspects arrested.
policemen were wounded when gunmen attacked the Wajihiya police station.
Sa'diya, the bodies
of two facilities protection members were found, and two
civilians were wounded in a separate incident.
number of people were killed or wounded during a suicide car bombing during
a funeral in Zarghosh village. Other attacks occurred as well. The village
had suffered an major attack a couple days ago.
The Kurdish Asayish intelligence
commander in Khaneqeen survived
an assassination attempt.
civilians were killed and eight others were wounded during a U.S. air strike
in Mosul. Also, gunmen killed
a health directorate employee.
In Garma, the homes of new police
attacked. The occupants were chased out and the homes then demolished.
people were killed during a British air strike in Mijan al-Kabir.
people were wounded during several roadside bombings in Nasariyah.
by Margaret Griffis