Updated at 6:45 p.m. EST, Feb. 4, 2008
Turkish warplanes resumed
bombing Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq. The number of
casualties, if any, is unknown. Elsewhere, at least 39 Iraqis were killed and
24 more were wounded in various attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported.
Also, influential Mahdi Army leaders are pressuring Moqtada al-Sadr not to extend
a ceasefire believed to have seriously reduced violence across Iraq.
dumped bodies were recovered. A foreign
ministry official was killed during a drive-by in Mansour. A roadside
bomb killed three soldiers and
wounded two more in Adhamiya; two
members of a neighborhood patrol were wounded during an ensuing clash. In
Hurriya, two people were
wounded by an explosive device planted underneath their car. A roadside bomb
targeting a U.S. patrol in Zayouna left no
casualties. In Jisr Diyala, two
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing. Also, Iraqi forces killed
four suspects and wounded nine more during security operation that netted
Southwest of Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded
driver and a 7-year-old girl were killed during an attack on a minibus near
Abu Saida. The girl’s four-year-old
brother was wounded.
al-Qaeda suspects were killed and ten more were arrested in villages in Khalis.
A man was kidnapped from his Baquba home and murdered.
A Turkmen Front leader
was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk.
U.S. and Iraqi
forces killed seven suspects,
wounded one, and arrested 28 during security operations in the Salman Pak
In Mosul, three
policemen were killed in two separate drive-by shootings.
bomb wounded four policemen
in Maaqal in Basra. Also, two al-Sistani linked clerics were kidnapped.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis