Updated at 6:45 p.m. EDT, May 19, 2008
Light violence was reported
throughout Iraq today. At least 29 Iraqis were killed and 39 more were wounded.
Authorities in Mosul continue security operations there and may have netted an
important al-Qaeda leader. No Coalition deaths were reported.
say they have captured an
al-Qaeda leader in Mosul. At least 1,300 people have been arrested during
a security crackdown, but about 20% of the detainees were cleared of suspicion
and released immediately. Many of the actual gunmen and their leaders may have
already fled the city, as they did in Baghdad after the U.S. surge in troops last
summer. Neighboring Daquq province increased
checkpoints on highways leading to Mosul to thwart such movement there. One
gunman was killed during operations.
policemen, mostly recruits, were slain near the Syrian border at Baaj.
Their minibus was riddled with bullets.
In Baghdad, three
dumped bodies were found. U.S. soldiers killed
a man placing a roadside bomb. Five
people were injured when a Katyusha rocket fell in Hurriya. In Doura,
three people were injured
when a roadside bomb blasted them. Iraqi forces arrested
five people and confiscated weapons at a mosque in Shabb. A police
commando captain was wounded during a shooting in Zaafaraniyah; in
a separate incident, police defused
a rocket. One
Iraqi soldier was killed and 11 others were wounded during security operations.
Three policemen were wounded
during a shooting in Qadisiyah. Late in the day in Shabb, the local
police chief and three policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing. A
bomb in Ghadeer wounded
two people. Also, four suicide bombers were stopped
and arrested in Abu Ghraib.
a police intelligence officer in Sadr City. His
driver was wounded.
In Suq al-Shiyoukh, a bomb in the
police chief's office killed
was killed and six were wounded when a car bomb was detonated in Tikrit.
A policeman was killed
and three others were wounded during an attack on a checkpoint last night
in Basra. Police launched raids today and have
at least 22 suspects in custody.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. They bore gunshot
wounds and torture marks. One of the victims had been beheaded.
bodies were found near Rutba. They bore the usual gunshot and torture
Three suspects from Mosul were arrested
Iran continued launching
artillery at suspected Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) rebel locations
In Fallujah, a man
and his wife were killed after a suicide vest he had given her blew up.
two civilians in Zahra'a.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis