Updated at 11:42 p.m. EDT, Aug. 9, 2008
At least 28 Iraqis
were killed and 22 more were wounded in the latest violence. A captured al-Qaeda
suspect may have killed another 16 people. Two U.S. servicemembers were
killed in separate incidents as well. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities say
that the departure of Georgian troops will have little effect on operations. The
Georgian troops were called home because of heavy clashing with Russian forces
in the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
soldier was killed and two more were wounded during a roadside bombing
yesterday in Baghdad. Another
soldier was killed in a non-combat accident while in Kuwait Thursday.
Nine people died
of injuries they received yesterday during a significant bombing in Tal Afar.
A suspect was detained
in connection the bombing.
In Baghdad, The manager of a swimming
pool was attacked while driving in Qadisiya; he
was wounded along with one son, but another
son was killed in the attack. Four
policemen were wounded during a bombing in Bab al-Muadham. Two
people were wounded when a bomb blew up inside an apartment. Also, three
dumped bodies were found.
An al-Qaeda suspect claiming to have killed
16 people led authorities to where he says he buried them.
seven Iraqi soldiers in Buhriz. A police
officer was killed while entering a booby-trapped building.
soldiers killed three people
and wounded two as the victims sped towards a checkpoint near Shurqat.
In Jurf al-Sakhar, gunmen attacked an Awakening Council checkpoint,
killing one member and wounding
a man in Tuz Khormato. The man may
have been a ministerial employee.
people were wounded when a hand grenade was tossed at their home in al-Ismailiya.
body was found in
a man in Arbil yesterday evening.
U.S. forces killed
two suspects and detained 14 across Iraq.
Iraqi forces killed
one suspect and captured 50 more around Baghdad.
suspects were killed in Diyala province.
Near Kut, seven suspects
and several roadside bombs in their possession were confiscated.
by Margaret Griffis