Updated at 6:52 p.m. EDT, June 27, 2008
Blaming a sandstorm, U.S.
forces delayed the handover
of Anbar province to Iraqi security forces. Yesterday, a bombing there killed
over 20 people including U.S. Marines and local tribal leaders. At least 10
Iraqis were killed and six were wounded across Iraq today. Because it is the
weekly prayer day, fewer reports are coming out of the region. No Coalition deaths
A roadside bomb in Shurqat killed
two members of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) and wounded
three others. Meanwhile, U.S. forces killed
a suspected leader of a bomb-making cell.
In Baghdad, a high-ranking
judge was assassinated while on the Canal Highway. A U.S. helicopter
made a hard landing at the Baghdad airport; no
casualties or enemy fire were reported. Also, at least two
dumped bodies were recovered in northern Baghdad, and one
body was found in southern Baghdad.
Dozens of Sadrists were randomly
in Karbala after Friday prayers, in possible violation of a cease-fire
agreed to by the central government and Sadrist leaders. Also, U.S. forces killed
one suspect and arrested four more.
a policeman at a checkpoint in Jurf al-Sakhar.
a dumped body was recovered.
was killed and two more were wounded during a roadside bombing near Khanaqin.
U.S. forces detained
eight suspects across northern and central Iraq.
themselves in to security forces in Maysan province.
by Margaret Griffis