Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, April, 16, 2008
At least 28 Iraqis
were killed and 47 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths
were reported. The U.S. military released a Pulitzer prizewinning photographer
after holding him in prison for two years. Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes struck
at a group of rebel suspects attempting to enter Turkey.
photographer, who works for the Associated Press, was released
after spending the last two years in U.S. custody. Bilal Hussein had been accused
of helping insurgents, but was released after U.S. authorities said he was no
longer a security risk. Thousands of prisoners being held in Iraqi and American
custody spend months and years in jail without seeing a trial. Many are eventually
released due to lack of evidence. Another 300 detainees were released
from Cropper prison, and 28 were freed
in Diyala provinc.e
people were killed and 18 wounded during renewed clashing in Sadr City.
Women and children were among the wounded. Also, about 80 Iraqi soldiers abandoned
their post, complaining of the lack of ammunition, training and communication.
In Baghdad, mortars killed
three people and wounded three more at their home in an eastern neighborhood.
One civilian was killed
and eight more were wounded during mortar shelling in Karrada. No
casualties were reported during a mortar attack on the Green Zone.
Five people were injured
when mortars fell on a petrol station on Qanat St. Also, four
dumped bodies were found.
people were killed and five were wounded when gunmen fired upon a minibus
In Basra, an unmanned U.S. drone plane launched
missiles that killed four suspects and wounded one more, but police said six
people were dead and three more were injured. Top security leaders were removed
from their post. Also, a Sadrist was arrested after bombs were found at his home.
In Balad, police killed
seven al-Qaeda suspects and arrested three others.
civilians were injured during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk. A bodyguard
working for agriculture department was injured during a separate bombing.
In Mosul, American forces killed
a man and his daughter after the U.S. patrol received an RPG attack. An Islamic
State of Iraq leader was detained.
Also, a roadside bomb explosion wounded
member was shot and killed in Khan Bani Saad.
Hilla have started
a hunger strike.
representative was wounded during an armed attack on him in Kut.
governor of Karbala survived an assassination attempt that left no
A roadside bomb targeted a U.S. patrol in Hit, but
no casualties were
An ammunition cache was found
in Makhmour. More caches were found
in Karbala and Amara.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis