Updated at 4:10 p.m. EDT, Aug. 15, 2008
At least 22 Iraqis
were killed and another 68 were wounded in the latest attacks. Two U.S.
servicemembers were killed in separate events. In Tikrit, two foreign fighters
were killed as well. Meanwhile, attacks against Shi'ite pilgrims heading towards
Karbala for the Shabaniyah observance continue.
A U.S. Marine was
killed during security operations in Fallujah yesterday. Today, a U.S.
soldier was killed in a non-combat related event.
are replacing the Georgian
troops who left their post on the Iraq-Iran border to return home during during
the Ossetia crises. Meanwhile, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said
that regional countries should help Iraq when U.S. forces leave but noted that
Iran has no plans to send in their forces. Also, U.S. intelligence officials are
concerned about the training
of assassination squads in Iran and their return to Iraq in the coming months.
The International Organization for Migration reports
that several thousand displaced Iraqis are in constant need of humanitarian help.
These Iraqis have been forced to live in tents, some surrounded by garbage, because
of the war.
In Baghdad, a minibus carrying pilgrims to Karbala
hit a roadside bomb; one
person was killed and 11 were wounded in the Ghadeer area. A blast
in Mansour wounded six
people, including three Iraqi soldiers. Mortar blasts in Zaafaraniya
left two people with wounds.
least nine people were killed
and as many as 48 were wounded when a bomb on a minibus blasted a group of
Shi'ite pilgrims in Balad.
Iraqi police killed
10 Iraqi gunmen and two foreign fighters during clashes in Tikrit.
In Mosul, a car bomb killed
one Iraq soldier.
was killed and two more were captured in Kirkuk.
survived an assassination attempt in Fallujah, but is now in hospital being
treated for injuries.
In Wassit, two men were arrested
and a weapons cache was found separately.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis