Updated at 1:15 a.m. EST, Jan. 12, 2008
For the first time in
living memory, snow fell
in Baghdad this morning. The unusual precipitation was a welcome break and taken
by many residents as an omen of peace this prayer day. Unfortunately, 31 Iraqis
were still killed and another 11 were wounded in light attacks. No Coalition
deaths were reported.
In Baghdad, four
people were killed and eight were wounded during a bombing outside a bakery
in in al-Ghadeer. U.S. forces raided the Hurriya neighborhood but
casualties were reported. Also, three
dumped bodies were recovered.
policemen were wounded when a roadside blasted them in Mahmudiya.
Abu Saida, a suicide
bomber killed himself during a raid, but caused no other casaulties. Eleven
others were detained.
al-Qaeda suspects were killed and two more were arrested during clashes in
U.S. forces killed
10 suspects during continuing operations around Muqdadiyah; 20 more
were arrested. Iraqi forces killed
nine suspects and arrested 59 others across Iraq. U.S. forces killed
two suspects and detained 11 in northern and central locations. Around Latifiya,
130 suspects were rounded-up.
Meanwhile, 11 innocent detainees were freed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis