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September 16, 2008
Tuesday: 12 Iraqis Killed, 46 Wounded

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 Baghdad.

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.

Two 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 was found.

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

Four policemen were killed and three others were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Khanaqin.

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.

Gunmen killed a civilian and wounded another in Rashad.

Two people were wounded during a blast near Makhmour.

A vehicle curfew is in effect in Balad Ruz where a female bomber attacked a celebration yesterday.

An Islamic State in Iraq leader was arrested in Tal Afar.

The Iraqi army detained 34 suspects across Iraq.

Legislation passed 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

 
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