Updated at 6:15 p.m. EDT, Sept. 13, 2007
In today's most significant
event, an important Sunni tribe leader was assassinated in Ramadi along with several
people in his retinue. Altogether, at least 41 Iraqis were killed and 20 more
were wounded. No foreign military were reported killed.
A highly influential,
Sunni tribe alliance leader, Abdul
Sattar Abu Risha, two bodyguards, and a personal secretary were killed in
a bombing near his Ramadi home. The Anbar Tribal Alliance joined forces
with U.S. troops last year to fight al-Qaeda, and its members have since become
In Baghdad, 11
dumped bodies were recovered. Five
people were killed and 10 wounded during a car bombing in al-Talabiya.
In Zayouna, a roadside bomb killed
one and wounded three others. No
casualties were reported during a bombing in Karrada. Also, Iraqi forces
killed four suspects
and arrested 51 others in various locations around the city.
a policeman in western Mosul. Gunmen wounded
two policemen in al-Jazaer. Three
more policemen were wounded near a bus station in northern Mosul. Also,
a Kurdish bakery worker
was killed last night.
A roadside bomb in Fallujah killed
one policeman and wounded two others.
A civilian was kidnapped
in Albu Najim.
U.S. forces killed
four suspects, including two women, in Baquba.
one suspect and arrested six others in Diwaniya.
During security operations in Kirkuk, 22 suspects
killed five and detained 11 suspects in northern and central Iraq. U.S. forces
three suspects and arrested 92 others in separate incidents.
by Margaret Griffis