Updated at 6:40 p.m. EST, Jan. 28, 2008
American soldiers were killed during a combined attack today in
Mosul. Overall, 21 Iraqis were killed and another 17 were wounded across
the country. In Basra, two
Arab nationals were killed during a bombing as well. Also, Sadrists are
urging their leader Muqtada al-Sadr not to renew a cease-fire that ends next
In Mosul, five
U.S. soldiers were killed died during a combined roadside bomb
and small arms attack. This comes as Iraqi troops arrive there to battle in what’s
believed to be al-Qaeda last urban stronghold in the country. This comes just
days after a massive explosion left
60 dead and 280 wounded.
In a separate incident in Mosul’s Sumar
civilians were wounded. Meanwhile clashes and helicopter attacks picked up
in the city today as Iraqi troops descend on Mosul to eradicate suspected al-Qaeda
targets there. South of town, two
policemen were killed and two more were wounded during an armed attack.
In Baghdad, two
dumped bodies were found. A minibus carrying a funeral procession struck a
roadside bomb, which then killed
three people and wounded 10 in the New Baghdad district. Two
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during security operations. An Awakening Council
member was killed by a bomb
left in his car. Fire engulfed the central bank building, but no
casualties were reported. Also, a protest demanding
better housing was held in front of the Green Zone.
The mayor of Samarra
under suspicion for aiding armed groups.
An Awakening Council leader was
in Muqdadiyah after he proved he was innocent of charges leveled against
A weapons cache was found
in Tal Afar.
Muqtada al-Sadr not to renew a ceasefire that ends next month. The ceasefire is
believed to have reduced the number of deaths in the country significantly.
Combine U.S.-Iraqi forces killed
13 suspects in Zelig. U.S. forces detained
18 suspects north of Baghdad. Another 15 were captured
in Diwaniya. Also, 40 suspects were arrested
Compiled by Margaret Griffis