Updated at 12:23 a.m. EST, March 1, 2008
In northern Iraq, Turkey
began its troop pullout just
in time for the weekly prayer day. Meanwhile, a Christian archbishop was kidnapped
in Mosul. In Baghdad, an execution order was signed
for "Chemical Ali" who killed tens of thousands of Kurds while working as his
cousin Saddam Hussein's right hand man. Overall, at least 14 Iraqis were killed
and another four were wounded during very light violence.
that 237 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) separatists were killed during their weeklong
incursion into northern Iraq. Casualty figures given by either Turkish or PKK
authorities are unverifiable; however, Turkish did admit
that they were pulling troops out of Iraq a day after President Bush insisted
they withdraw quickly.
The chief of Diwaniya police was released
after two months in detention while police investigated whether he was involved
with militia groups. Another 350 detainees were released
under a general amnesty decree. Earlier, 500 detainees had been released for lack
In Baghdad, two
dumped bodies were found, and two
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing in New Baghdad.
and his 11-year-old were killed during a roadside bombing in Mosul.
An IED injured
a policeman in a separate incident. Two
bodies belonging to a prosecutor and a lawyer were found in the al-Qahira
neighborhood. Also, a Chaldean Christian archbishop was reported kidnapped;
escorts were killed.
of a Hawija council member was found a few days after he was kidnapped.
A civilian was kidnapped
body was found near the Zab bridge west of Kirkuk.
soldier was wounded during a security operation in Buhriz.
In Abu Khamees, an Iraqi
soldier was killed inside a booby-trapped home.
a popular committee leader survived
an assassination attempt unharmed.
bodies belonging to former Iraqi army officers were found in al-Guba
Compiled by Margaret Griffis