Updated at 5:40 p.m. EST, Nov. 26, 2007
At least 30 Iraqis
were killed and four more were wounded during a light day violence. The family
of an Iraqi journalist is among the dead. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also,
a Turkish helicopter violated
Iraqi airspace on a supposed reconnaissance mission.
Shi’ite gunmen invaded the al-Shabb area home of a pro-Baath journalist
who is residing in Jordan and killed
11 members of his family, including his wife and children. A roadside bomb
wounded two people
in Zaafaraniya. No
casualties were reported when a roadside bomb blasted an Iraqi army vehicle
in al-Urfaly. Also, four
dumped bodies were found.
A drive-by shooting in Hilla left
one dead and
was killed during a home invasion in Kut, while the body
of a civilian was found at a separate location. Two
more people were killed in drive-by shootings.
bodies were found in Mosul. A roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded a second as well.
In Basra, gunmen killed
a woman at a marketplace.
A clash between rival militias in Kanaan
left one anti-al Qaeda militia
gunmen were killed in clashes with anti-al Qaeda militia in Muqudadiyah.
The Iraqi army captured
58 suspects throughout Iraq. Another three were detained
in Balad. Three more were arrested
in Diwaniya for possessing explosives. At a checkpoint in Taji, soldiers arrested
four men including two men who were passing themselves off as a bride and groom.
Also, the human rights minister in Kurdistan has reported
that 97 women were burned to death and another 27 were killed by other
means over the past four months. Most of these are suspected honor killings and
related suicides. Kurdistan is considered one of the safer regions in the country.
by Margaret Griffis