Updated at 12:20 p.m. EST, Jan. 20, 2008
At least 171 Iraqis
were killed and 213 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The worst violence
took place in Nassiriya and Basra, where a Shi’ite sect staged attacks just ahead
of the culmination of Ashuraa
observances. Meanwhile, Turkey claimed
to have destroyed 60 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq. Also,
American soldier was killed during an IED attack yesterday in Baghdad.
of Heaven (Jund al-Samaa) clashes took place across much of the Basra.
many as 80 sect members were killed there, including their leader, while another
100 were arrested. Another 17 civilans and security personnel were also killed.
At least 117
were reported wounded.
Another religious sect, Ansar Ahmad al-Yamani,
after clashes between sect members, who are Shi’ites, and security forces left
30 dead, including 10 policemen, and 82
wounded in Nassiriya. Last Ashuraa, similar clashes left
hundreds dead, including the sect’s leader.
policemen were wounded during a shooting in Maqal. Also, a sniper killed
a medical doctor as she left work at the general hospital.
a woman and two children were
killed, and two were more wounded, during a roadside bombing in Ur.
Two bodies were
found dumped in separate locations.
Gunmen attacked al-Bu Aziz,
but Awakening Council members thwarted their attack. Seven
gunmen were killed and one council member was wounded.
search of a home in Baquba, a bomb killed
two policemen and wounded two more.
Near Baquba in al-Wejaiheiah,
two policemen were killed
and three more were wounded when gunmen attacked their patrol.
a cache of arms was discovered
after a tip.
children were killed when an IED blew-up their home in Mo'alimeen.
One woman and three
men were also injured.
bodies, one decapitated, were found in Muqdadiyah.
eight members of the
Islamic State in Iraq were killed. The chief of suburban police in Kirkuk
believes it might have been the work of Awakening Council members.
troops killed at least 13 suspects
during air strikes near Kirkuk. A suspect
was killed during raids in Muqdadiyah yesterday; three deaths had already
been reported. Also, 53 suspects were arrested
Ten Kurdish rebels handed
themselves over to the Turkish military after a Turkish campaign this week.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis