Updated at 6:30 p.m. EDT, Sept. 16, 2008
At least 12 Iraqis
were killed and 46 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. No Coalition
deaths were reported, and a change in command of U.S.-led forces took place in
General Ray Odierno took
over leadership of U.S-led forces in Iraq during a ceremony today in Iraq.
Outgoing commander, General David Petraeus, will now head U.S. Central Command.
In Ninewah province, a human rights group denounced
the number of assassinations that have taken place since the central government
implemented a security crackdown there. They believe that between 20 and 45 assassinations
were carried out over the summer.
people were killed and 19 others were wounded when a bicycle bomb was detonated
in a Taji marketplace.
In Baghdad, one
policeman was killed and seven others were wounded during a bombing in Shabb;
a second report had
the figures at two dead and three wounded in Ur. A car bomb killed
an Awakening Council member and wounded a second one in Adhamiya yesterday.
One dumped body
In Mosul, gunmen killed
a civilian. Two
policemen were wounded by a roadside bomb blast. A bomb wounded
another policeman separately. A bomb injured
three civilians. Also, a bomb was defused
policemen were killed and three others were wounded in a roadside bomb blast
A roadside bomb in Tuz Khormato wounded
six people, mostly policemen.
In Khalis, gunmen attacked a motorcade
carrying a tribal leader. He
was killed and a companion was wounded.
a civilian and wounded another in Rashad.
people were wounded during a blast near Makhmour.
curfew is in effect in Balad
Ruz where a female bomber attacked a celebration yesterday.
State in Iraq leader was arrested
in Tal Afar.
The Iraqi army detained
34 suspects across Iraq.
in the U.S. House of Representatives that will allow Americans tortured in Iraq
during the Gulf War the right to sue for compensation.
Syria has named
its first ambassador to Iraq since the 1980s, when Syria accused Iraq of fomenting
violence in Syria.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis