Updated at 7:02 p.m. EDT, Sept. 7, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 26 more were wounded in the latest reports.
Hundreds more are ill in what may be a new cholera epidemic. Meanwhile, Baghdad
suffered a number of small bomb attacks, and an accidental gas leak sickened several
dozen in Karbala. No Coalition deaths were reported anywhere.
the lives of six people in Babel and sickened another 200 people there.
A boy has died in Missan
province. Six more Iraqis, all
in the greater Baghdad area, are ill as well. Cholera often spreads through
unsanitary water supplies. Because of the war, Iraq has been unable to upgrade
its waterworks properly. Last year at least two dozen Iraqis died and 4000 more
were sickened by the disease.
In Baghdad, a pair of bombs wounded
11 people on Palestine Street. In Zayouna, three
policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded. Two
policemen were wounded by a bomb blast in Zaafaraniya. Also, three
dead bodies were found.
In Mosul, three
gunmen were killed as they tried to plant a bomb on a car; two
bystanders were wounded. Two
people were wounded during a shootout. A police
officer working for the governate office was killed by a bomb planted under
his car. Also, gunmen killed
a policeman in Bashiqa.
was discovered in a tributary of the Euphrates River at Mussayab.
bomb in Qayara wounded
a military commander and two civilians.
Four Awakening Council members
were kidnapped last night from a checkpoint in Garma. Three
were found dead and one is still missing. A similar report testerday had two
dead policemen and two kidnap victims. This might be the same report.
a man at a taxi station in Kut.
Iraqi forces arrested
35 suspects across Iraq.
U.S. forces detained
10 suspects in northern and central Iraq.
Fifteen mortars were found
south of Nasariya.
A weapons cache that included an unmanned reconnaissance
plane was found
An apparently accidental gas leak at a Karbala water
52 workers. A hostage was freed
and two kidnappers were arrested in a separate incident.
central government officials and those from the Kurdish Autonomous Region over
the situation in Khanaqin continue.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants Iraqi troops to take over security across
Diyala province; however, Kurdish Peshmerga troops are already stationed in Kurdish
areas of the province. Tensions between the groups rose when Iraqi troops attempted
to force their way into Khanaqin instead of reaching an agreement with Peshmerga
Lieutenant-General Raymond Odierno will
take over command of U.S. forces in Iraq from General David Petraeus next
Also, leftover ordnance from the Iran-Iraq War killed
four teenagers and wounded two others in Kermanshahr province in Iran.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis