Updated by 6:20 p.m. EDT, Aug. 22, 2008
At least six Iraqis
were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest attacks. An unknown
number were wounded during a shooting incident in Samarra as well. Also, a
final autopsy on a Marine
who died last year has ruled that he died from wounds he received in 2005
during a combat incident in Anbar province. Meanwhile, Sadrists are coming out
against a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement.
About two thousand Sadrists
marched in Kufa against
a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement. Hundreds more demonstrated
in Kut over U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit yesterday;
they also came out against the proposed agreement. The agreement sets a loose
exit timetable for most troops; however, it does
not give a concrete date for all troops. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr believes
the agreement will turn Iraq into a U.S. colony.
Security forces said
that Adnan al-Dulaimi's son was arrested
for planting a bomb. Dulaimi himself has said
that his son is apolitical. Another son was arrested last year. Dulaimi is a Sunni
parliamentarian and the head of the Accordance Front. The arrests may be politically
motivated as Dulaimi's bloc only recently ended their boycott of the central government.
Also, Iraq's former culture minister has been sentenced
in absentia to death for the murder of another politician's sons.
In Sadr City, Iraqi forces raided
an Sadrist office. One guard
was killed, and another was arrested. Another
man was also killed during the raid.
people were killed on a road between Kirkuk and Hawija when an unidentified
helicopter fired upon them.
A roadside bomb in Buhriz killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded eight others.
In Baghdad, a mortar
round fell in the Green Zone, but no
casualties were reported. An adhesive bomb was discovered and defused
safely in Amil.
An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member in Samarra
wounded a number of fellow members
when he opened fire on them for unknown reasons.
A vehicle ban has been
on Tal Afar.
Three policemen were arrested
in Nasariya under suspicion of planning to assassinate the police chief.
suspect was captured
U.S. forces rounded-up
sixteen suspects in northern and central Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret