Updated at 5:10 p.m. EST, Jan. 12, 2008
U.S. forces announced
the removal of troops in Anbar province with the hope that the province will be
completely in Iraqi hands by March. The news coincided with a light day of violence
in which at least 30 Iraqis were killed and another nine were wounded.
Also, a Marine
was killed in a non-combat event in Anbar yesterday.
a pair of roadside bombs injured
two civilians in Beirut Square. Also, a hostage was set free
in security operations that also left two
Iraqi security personnel wounded. Also, two
dumped bodies were recovered, one in Zayouna and the other in Doura.
people were killed in an attack on a home in the suburbs near Dhuluiya.
A man and his son, both members of an Awakening Council were thought to be the
other teenaged sons were killed. In a separate attack, a former
army officer and his 14-year-old son were killed at their home.
security personnel were wounded during a car bomb attack in the al-Wajihiya
Gunmen in central Basra killed
one policeman and wounded a second one while they were at their post at the
Basra Teaching Hospital.
A gunmen was arrested
and an arms cache confiscated in Mosul.
In Karbala, the
mayor of the city said
that he will not allow incoming pilgrims to carry weapons into the city during
observances of Ashuraa. Some have already been arrested carrying leaflets calling
U.S. forces arrested
15 suspects across Iraq. The U.S. military reported that 21
people were killed during a large security operation in Arab Jubour a couple
was gunned down in al-Sukar.
In Sulaimaniyah, a liquor
store operator was killed.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis