Updated at 1:00 a.m. EST, Feb. 26, 2008
Turkish forces continued
to battle PKK forces in northern Iraq, even as the White House urged
Turkey to limit the incursion. The actual number of casualties is unknown as both
sides are giving conflicting figures. Elsewhere, at least 44 Iraqis were killed
and 37 more were wounded in the latest attacks, but no Coalition deaths were
Turkish authorities claimed
to have killed 41 rebels during operations in northern Iraq today, raising
their death toll to 153 killed. Rebels countered with their own figures that include
81 dead Turkish troops. Due to the geography and climate, third party confirmation
of the figures is impossible.
A mass grave containing eight
female bodies was found south of Baquba in Haruja.
three dumped bodies
were recovered. A roadside bomb blast killed
three pilgrims and wounded 15 in Zaafaraniya; the bomber was arrested.
cop was wounded during an explosion downtown. Two
people were injured during a bombing near Shabb Stadium. A bomb near
al-Dayer church and mortars in Qadisiyah left no
casualties. Gunmen near al-Tibul mosque failed
to injure anyone. Also, U.S. forces arrested
the news editor at al-Furat televsion.
A wheelchair-bound suicide
bomber killed three policemen, including a senior official, and
wounded eight more at a police station in Samarra.
in Mosul left three dead
and four wounded from the same family. Gunmen killed
four policemen and wounded three others in a separate incident. Also, a boy
was killed by a stray bullet during an incident between gunmen and U.S. troops.
people were gunned down near a garage in Baquba.
eight Iraqi army soldiers, including their commanding officer, in Buhriz.
A woman was killed
during a home invasion in al-Kawathir, near Baquba.
of an engineer who was kidnapped a month ago was found. Meanwhile, another engineer
was kidnapped. One security
guard was killed and two more were wounded during an attack on their oil facility.
A roadside bomb near Qara Tara left two
In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb left no
An IED in Balad Ruz wounded
suspects were killed and 362 more were arrested in Baghdad last week. U.S.
forces arrested eight suspects
in Suwayra and captured
nine in Buhriz. Seven suspects believed backed by Iran were detained
in Baghdad. Eighteen suspects were arrested
in Kirkuk. In Anbar, two al-Qaeda suspects were detained.
Meanwhile, seven detainees were released
in Anbar after no evidence against them could be found.
video depicting the execution of 12 Nepalese workers in 2004 resurfaced
Compiled by Margaret Griffis