Updated at 12:12 a.m. EST, Feb. 24, 2008
At least 39 Iraqis
were killed and another 10 were wounded in the latest round of routine violence.
In northern Iraq, Turkish security operations left 55 PKK separatists and two
Turkish soldiers dead. The PKK claimed to have the bodies of another 15
Turks who were killed. No Coalition deaths were reported.
reported that another 20 Kurdish
separatists were killed on Friday during raids in northern Iraq; another
35 were killed today. Two
Turkish soldiers also lost their lives. Meanwhile, Kurdistan Workers Party
(PKK) rebels said
that five fighters were killed along with 22 Turkish soldiers; they claimed to
have the bodies of 15 Turkish
soldiers. The area is mountainous so it is difficult to confirm these conflicting
reports. Also, the Kurdish regional government warned
Turkey not to harm any civilians during the latest operations, and one lawmaker
the U.S. for the incursion.
Attacks on police bases in al-Saqlawiyah
Iraqi policemen dead and seven gunmen wounded. Two
policemen were also injured.
In Baghdad, gunmen wounded
the head of the Iraqi Press Syndicate as he was traveling in Waziriya.
Also, nearly a dozen rockets struck the Green Zone, but no
casualties were reported. One
civilian was killed and two others were wounded during a bombing in Beirut
Square. Also, three
unidentified bodies were discovered today and two
dumped bodies were found yesterday.
A roadside bomb in Mosul
killed a delivery truck driver.
suspects were killed and nine more were detained.
suicide bombers attacked an Awakening Council base near Fallujah, killing
a tribal leader and injuring two policemen.
A roadside bomb near the
Baiji home of a municipal leader killed
his wife and injured his son.
Near Samarra, U.S.-Iraqi forces
killed four Iraqi and six Arab
militants during security operations. Two
policemen were killed and three more were injured during a roadside bombing
near town. Police also chased a suicide bomber on a boat, but he
blew himself up before he could be captured.
gunmen were killed and two were arrested near the Syrian border.
Karbala, two gunmen, who were preparing to launch rockets were arrested.
Six cult followers were also detained.
Nine other gunmen were arrested
Also, the governor of Basra said
that Iranian diplomats were plotting to assassinate him and his family members.
by Margaret Griffis