Updated at 6:15 p.m. EDT, June 5, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis were
killed and six more were wounded during mostly light violence. A U.S.
soldier was killed south of Baghdad during a small arms attack.
Separately, gunmen killed a Coalition
soldier from the former Soviet state of Georgia. Also, clashes near the Iraq-Iran
border left a number of casualties. Two foreign fighters were killed in Shurqat
Twelve gunmen and four Iranian guards were killed
near the Iraqi border during clashes. Iran recently escalated attacks against
suspected Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebel locations in northeastern
Iraq. No casualties have been reported on the Iraqi side. PJAK is an offshoot
of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has sought an independent Kurdistan
in Turkey. The Kurdish areas in Iraq are autonomous, and many rebels are using
the region for their bases. Turkey, which has also launched operations into Iraq,
announced that they have been sharing
information on the rebels with Iran.
In Baghdad, three
more deaths were reported in association with yesterday's Karrada bombing.
Two dumped bodies
were found today. An Iraqi
soldier was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Rashid. A bomb targeting
a U.S. patrol in Jihad failed
to leave casualties. Meanwhile, a Sadrist member of Parliament said
her motorcade was prevented from leaving Sadr City and her bodyguards were
arrested by Iraqi forces.
gunmen were killed and five more were detained during Coalition raids in Abu
In Shurqat, five
Iraqi gunmen and two foreign fighters were killed during a clash with Awakening
Council (Sahwa) members.
gunman was killed and two colleagues were arrested during a raid in Fallujah.
people were injured during a roadside bombing in Buhriz.
Baquba, an al-Qaeda
suspect was shot and killed by unknown assailants. He had been recently released
from detention at Camp Bucca. Three al-Qaeda suspects were killed.
One was Tunisian.
Mortars striking Khanaqin wounded
Two "special groups" leader were detained
in separate raids south of the capital. The U.S. military used the term
"special groups" to describe Shi'ite fighters they believe are receiving support
Five suspects were detained
near the Hamrin Mountains.
In Mosul, a senior leader in the
al-Mustafa Army was detained.
Nineteen suspects were captured
Compiled by Margaret Griffis