Updated at 8:55 p.m. EDT, July 20, 2008
At least 24 Iraqis
were killed and 34 more were wounded during numerous but small attacks. No
Coalition deaths were reported, but U.S. troops killed two relatives of a provincial
governor in northern Iraq. Also, two foreign contractors were killed
U.S. forces killed
the 17-year-old son and a nephew of the governor of Salah ad Din province
during a raid on a home in Baiji. Three
others were wounded. The troops said
they perceived hostile intent from the boys after storming the home. They also
claimed that an al-Qaeda financier had been captured in the operation. The governor
cut short a trip to Turkey upon hearing the news.
In Baghdad, a
roadside bomb in Karrada killed
one person and wounded three others; two other bombs in the area were defused.
In Waziriya, a bomb targeting a police patrol wounded
five people, including three civilians. A bomb planted on a car in Adhamiya
killed its driver. A roadside
bomb targeting U.S. troops in Qahira left
no casualties. Also, one
person was killed and two others were wounded during last night's bombing
Later, a car bomb in central Baghdad killed
one person and wounded seven others. Three
dumped bodies were discovered. Four
people were injured when a gunman threw a grenade at an alcohol seller on
the Jadriya bridge.
a suicide bomber as he attempted to attack a Ramadi police station.
In Mosul, two
people were killed in Karraj al-Shama during a roadside bomb attack.
A man was killed in a drive-by
people were wounded during a bombing in Zanjili. A policeman
was killed in northern Mosul. Gunmen killed
three people during a drive-by shooting. Also, gunmen broke into a home and
bodies were fished out of a river in Suwayra. Many bodies are found
caught in the irrigation system that supplies water to the area's extensive farmland.
of a young woman bearing gunshot wounds was found in Basra. Also, two suspects
in a separate incident.
civilians were wounded during a roadside bombing yesterday in Makhmour.
A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded
a policeman. Also, a hostage was freed.
policemen were killed during a bombing in Bani Saad.
a roadside bomb injured
three people, including a little girl.
Two foreign contractors were
killed during a
suicide bombing at a U.S. checkpoint in Ninevah province.
detained 15 suspects across
northern and central Iraq.
Thirteen suspects were captured
Over 100 displaced families returned
to their homes in the Khalis area.
A Shi'ite cleric in Tal Afar
that military operations in Mosul not only are a failure, they have caused a deterioration
in security in neighboring city. The operations were intended
to rid the city of various Sunni militant groups including al-Qaeda.
Workers Party (PKK) rebels released
three German hostages that were kidnapped in Turkey. The group has been
fighting for an autonomous homeland that would encompass parts of Turkey and Iraq.