Updated at 6:30 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2008
soldiers were reported killed on an otherwise extremely quiet newsday. At
least 25 Iraqis were killed, mostly gunmen, and 10 Iraqis were wounded
in separate events. Also, the World Health Organization released
their report on the number of civilian casualties since the invastion. They say
that between 104,000 to 223,000 people have died in violent attacks.
MND-North soldiers were killed after entering a booby-trapped home in
Diyala province today; another
four were wounded. Also, three
American soldiers were killed and two more were wounded during combat
operations in Salah ad Din province yesterday.
dumped bodies were recovered in Baghdad. A roadside bomb in an eastern
area blasted an American patrol but no
casualties were reported.
people were wounded when a pair of roadside bombs exploded at two churches
in Kirkuk. Just three days ago three churches and a convent were targeted
by bombs in Mosul.
U.S. forces killed
20 suspects and arrested 10 during major operations near Muqdadiya.
Gunmen attacked a police commando checkpoint in Samarra. One
gunman was killed and two were arrested.
An IED in Khalis injured
Gunmen in Abu Saida opened fire on a car, injuring
two people inside it.
people were injured when an IED exploded at a Baquba marketplace.
of an al-Qaeda leader was discovered in Mosul.
U.S. air forces dropped
two 500-pound bombs on a home, which was destroyed.
84 detainees who were found innocent of charges. Meanwhile U.S. forces arrested
a teacher in Fallujah. In Kirkuk, five suspects were detained.
Karbala police arrested
at least 22 suspects, including
the mayor of al-Ghadeer.