Updated at 10:20 p.m. EDT, Aug. 29, 2008
Many reporters take Fridays
off as it is the weekly prayer day for Muslims; however, today has been unusually
quiet even for a Friday. Only nine Iraqis were reported killed and one was
reported wounded. Meanwhile, a U.S.
soldier died in a non-combat related incident.
A day after Shi'ite
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr indefinitely extended a cease-fire he has imposed on his
Mahdi Army, there are positive
signs that his followers are laying down their arms. Also, an Iraqi parliamentarian
that a U.S.-Iraqi security deal is not imminent. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
had said it was settled, but U.S. authorities denied it was a done deal.
Mosul, police killed a
would-be suicide bomber and two other gunmen. Police also found the body
of a doctor who had been kidnapped recently.
Tal Afar police
killed a suicide bomber
as he was entering a mosque during Friday prayers. The bomber was unable to detonate
In Baghdad, one
person was killed and another was wounded when a bomb planted on a car exploded
in Mansour. A roadside bomb in Yarmouk left no
casualties. Also, two
dumped bodies were found.
man was killed during an operation in Tikrit.
Four wanted men
in different areas of Ninewa province. Separate security operations netted
Five suspects were detained
In Muqdadiyah, security raids resulted in clashes
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis