Updated at 12:26 p.m. EDT, Aug. 31, 2008
At least six Iraqis
were killed and four more were wounded in the latest attacks. Three Turkish
truck drivers were wounded during a blast in Mosul as well. In Turkey, two Turkish
soldiers were killed in a clash with PKK rebels. No Coalition deaths were reported.
Also, a British newspaper has disclosed that hundreds of gunmen were killed by
British forces in Baghdad.
The Sunday Telegraph reported
that British Black Ops forces have killed several hundred people suspected of
being members of of al-Qaeda in Iraq. The operations took place over an 18-month
period. Thousands more were detained.
The Iraqi government has now banned
residents of Diyala province from keeping weapons even for personal protection.
Residents claim that kidnappings there continue, and some may be under the direction
of police. A month-long security operation seems
to be making some gains though; however, it has not come without controversy.
Kurdish journalists, artists and other intellectuals called
on Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki to resolve the issues surrounding Khanaqin
in particular, where Iraqi troops forcibly
took over security this week. Last week, a "rogue" army operation attacked
the mayor's office in Baquba. Also, a large percentage of detainees captured
in the operation have already been found innocent of any charges.
gunmen stormed a home, killing
a man, his wife, and two sons. The man was a member of a local Awakening council.
Two bodies were
found in Iskandariya. One was decapitated.
A roadside bomb in Mosul
three Turkish truck drivers.
In Baghdad, two
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a roadside bombing in Mansour. In
Karrada, a bomb attached to a car injured
two people. Also, 48 suspects were detained.
Nine suspects were arrested
Three wanted suspects were
captured and weapons were confiscated in Basra.
26 suspects across Iraq.
In Turkey, clashes between Turkish soldiers
and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels left
two Turkish soldiers dead.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis