Updated at 11:53 p.m. EST, March 2, 2008
The U.S. military reported
killing a Saudi national believed to be a leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Meanwhile,
Sunnis held demonstrations
against the President Ahmadinejad's visit as Shi'ites welcomed
the Iranian leader. In the latest violence, 33 Iraqis were killed and 41 more
were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported.
A wanted leader of
al-Qaeda in Iraq and his companion were killed
during a precision U.S. air strike in Mosul on Wednesday; both men were
of Saudi origin. The deaths of five U.S. soldiers in January are believed among
Abu Yasir al-Saudi's attacks. In a separate incident, U.S. forces shooting at
a car bomb wounded
Near Tal Afar, 13
gunmen and two policemen were killed, and eight
gunmen and four policemen were wounded during clashes. Two gunmen were arrested
in a separate incident as well.
people were killed and four more were wounded during a roadside bombing east
of Baquba in Wajihiya.
A roadside bombing in Samarra killed
four people and wounded nine others; among the dead were a policeman, his
wife, and their child. Meanwhile, U.S. forces apologized for killing
an Iraqi teenager, who was digging for roots, during an air strike on Friday.
In Baghdad, three
unidentified bodies were found. A roadside bomb explosion left
one Iraqi soldier dead and two others wounded in the Zayouna neighborhood
yesterday. Two people were wounded
in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Baghdad. In Zafaraniyah, a roadside
bomb blast injured one
civilian. Shelling in Khadhraa wounded
eight people at a blacksmith's shop.
was killed during a security raid in Kirkuk.
a roadside bomb blast killed
a civilian in Baquba.
In Fallujah, residents held
a peaceful demonstration protesting Iranian President Ahmadinejad's visit to Baghdad.
Fallujah is considered a mostly Sunni city. Many believe that Iran is backing
Shi'ite militias which have killed thousands of Sunnis.
by Margaret Griffis