Updated at 6:05 p.m., EST, Feb. 27, 2008
Although Baghdad newspapers halted
publication in observance of the Arbaeen holiday, a few violent incidents
did get reported. Overall, at least 18 Iraqis were killed and 16 were wounded
across the country. The situation at the Turkish border remains tense as well.
No Coalition deaths were announced.
U.S. Defense Secretary Gates suggested
a time limit in which Turkey must wrap up their operations in northern Iraq,
but Ankara is resisting such
calls. Meanwhile, Turkish authorities claimed
that scores more rebels were killed.
In Mosul, a car bomb targeting
a police patrol killed two people
and wounded another. Two gunmen, one Saudi and one Iraqi,
were killed during clashes. Also, three
dumped bodies were recovered.
In Baghdad, two
dumped bodies were found. One
Arbaeen pilgrim was killed and two more were wounded during a roadside bombing
in eastern Baghdad. An IED in Ghadeer killed
one person and injured two more. The chief
of the Iraqi Journalists' Union died of complications from wounds received
four days ago in a shooting in Waziriya. Also, a car bomb was defused
in central Baghdad and two gunmen carrying grenades were arrested in Waziriya.
troops mistakingly killed
two civilians in separate incidents in Baquba.
soldier was killed and two others were wounded during an armed attack in Tikrit.
Gunmen killed two Awakening
Council members and wounded three others at a checkpoint near Lake Tharthar.
Four off-duty policemen
were injured during a drive-by shooting in Baiji.
the police chief escaped
an assassination attempt.
was found in a drainage ditch near Hilla. He was bound and riddled with
A truck driver and two workers were kidnapped
In Basra, a police
officer was gunned down.
student was shot dead in Hamdaniyah.
In Saidiya, two
people were injured during a roadside bomb explosion.
in Diyala province after proving they were not involved in any crimes.
In Karbala, 17 suspects were detained
during operations in a northern district, and another three suspects were captured
in a southern neighborhood.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis