Updated at 10:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 20, 2008
Lebanese Prime Minister
Fouad Siniora, paying a one-day visit to Iraq, began
the process of normalizing relations between the two countries. At least nine
Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in today's attacks. One
U.S. Marine died in a non-combat incident Sunday.
The U.S. and
Iraq have reached an agreement
that will remove all U.S. troops from Iraqi cities by next July. U.S. troops will
leave Iraq by 2011. The agreement has not yet been approved by the Iraqi Cabinet.
bodies were found in Sinsel village, near Muqdadiya.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed
two people and wounded four others in Suleikh. In Ghazaliya,
two soldiers were wounded
during a small arms attack. Also, 46 suspects were detained.
young man was killed and two more were wounded in Tuz Khormato when
gunmen opened fired on them during a ball game.
bodies were found in Hilla. One belonged to a woman.
a civilian in Kirkuk. Last night, a gunman was detained.
In Mosul, a gunman was captured
as he was planting a bomb.
Turkish forces shelled locations in northern
Iraq believed to be Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases. No
casualties were reported.
Four al-Qaeda suspects were captured
In Missan, five suspects were arrested.
U.S. military officially spoke
out against a raid on the Diyala governor's office yesterday. They
believe a rogue security element carried out the operation. In the confusion
yesterday, it was reported
that U.S helicopters backed the operation, or even that the security forces were
actually gunmen in stolen uniforms. Diyala is very unstable and Iraqi forces backed
by U.S. troops were conducting an operation there to rid the province of violent
gunmen. Some of the gunmen may have already infiltrated the local police forces
and Awakening Councils.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis