Updated at 10:25 p.m. EDT, June 13, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 14 more were wounded in the latest violence.
It is the prayer day, so reports are lighter than usual. Two American deaths
The DOD reported that a U.S.
soldier died at an army hospital in Texas, of wounds received on March
23 in Baghdad. Also, an American
soldier died yesterday during a roadside bombing in Kadamiyah.
political news, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki reported
that negotiations between Iraq and the U.S. over long-term security are at an
impasse. The sovereignty of Iraq is at the center of the deadlock. Meanwhile,
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said
that only a select few of his followers will be authorized to fight against U.S.
In Baghdad, two
dumped bodies were recovered. A roadside bomb failed
to produce casualties in the Doura neighborhood. Two
civilians were killed and three were wounded during a shootout involving U.S.
forces in an industrial neighborhood. Also, a large
fire of unknown origin destroyed dozens of shops in the Shorja market;
no casualties were reported, but the market is often the target of bombers, especially
on the prayer day.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded
bodies were found close to Baghdad in Madaen.
suspects were killed and two were detained during a U.S. operation in Hilla.
The suspects are believed to belong to Iranian-backed militias. Police reported
that two civilians were killed
and three were wounded in the crossfire.
Near Tuz Khormato,
a tribal leader, his son, and
another person were shot dead. In the last week, three other chieftains were
killed in Awja and Tal Afar.
A roadside bomb in Yusufiya killed
one person and wounded three others.
In Diwaniya, a police
officer was killed while trying to free a hostage.
Iraqi soldiers were killed and one was wounded during a bombing in Duluiya.
Twelve suspects were detained
and weapons were confiscated in Basra.
In Saidiya, 50 suspects
A bomb blast damaged
a policeman's home in Kirkuk.
A roadside bomb injured
a policeman in Baiji.
A contingent of Iraqi military personnel
on their way to Amara to conduct a large-scale operation similar to one
recently conducted in Basra.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis