Updated at 11:59 p.m. EST, Jan. 4, 2008
In a day of light violence,
at least 22 Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded. Fridays are usually
quiet because it is the prayer day. Also, one
U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident in Baghdad on Tuesday. Meanwhile,
a vehicle curfew was slowly lifted
across Diyala province.
In Baghdad, one
unidentified body was recovered. Two roadside bombs targeted separate U.S.
patrols; one explosion occurred on Palestine Street, injuring
six civilians, while the other happened on the Shoala Highway.
body was found in
A drive-by shooting in Jurf al-Sakhar left one
A landmine killed
a shepherd east of Basra in al-Ghadier.
In Mosul, a
car bomb was defused.
A U.S. helicopter fired upon a home south of Baghdad, killing
one suspect and injuring two others, including one suspect. Five people were
The Iraqi army killed
four suspects in Baquba. Also, five
Iraqi soldiers were killed and two were wounded as they searched a booby-trapped
U.S. troops killed
two suspects and wounded
another in Muqdadiyah; 12 others were detained
across Iraq. Also, two
people were killed execution style in recent days by these suspects.
casualties were reported after a missile attack on the British base at Basra’s
In Fallujah, a 14-year-old boy was kidnapped
in the al-Joulan neighborhood. Also, police arrested
six suspects, three of them while planting a roadside bomb.
including U.S. air cover, conducted an operation in Najaf that left four
casualties and resulted in at least six arrests. U.S. forces detained
18 suspects at the cemetery.
A fuel tanker blew up at a checkpoint in Amara.
Two policemen were killed
and several others were wounded. The
driver and a passenger were also killed.
Iraqi and Polish forces arrested
three suspects in Ifach. Iraqi and Seven more suspects were arrested
Also, the Iraqi Red Crescent reported that 46,000 Iraqis
from Syria in the last four months of 2007. Over two million Iraqis are thought
to have fled the country due to security concerns.