Updated at 7:34 p.m. EDT, Oct. 26, 2008
At least 11 Iraqis
were killed and another 28 more were wounded as the Iraqi government canceled
a meeting where lawmakers hoped to settle disagreements over a U.S.-Iraqi security
deal. No Coalition deaths were reported.
an air raid by U.S. forces a few miles inside the border from Iraq. Eight Syrians
were killed during the Special
Forces attack at the Sukkariyeh Farm near Abu Kamal. The Syrian government
said women and children
were among the casualties, but U.S. authorities implied they were after foreign
fighters. A spokesman for U.S. forces in western Iraq said
the division stationed in the immediate area was not involved.
to discuss a contentious U.S.-Iraqi security deal was canceled
by the Iraqis. Although the meat of the agreement is set, the Iraqis are insisting
on certain amendments to the agreement; however, some highly placed Iraqis, say
that failing to agree on this pact will set security gains back several years.
The Iraqi Parliament's Oil and Gas Committee did
not approve a hydrocarbons law that would have created a legal framework for
the country's oil industry. Kurdish members blamed the rejection on alterations
made by the Oil Ministry.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded
five people in the Baladiyat neighborhood. Another four
were wounded in Bab al-Muadham when a bomb planted on a car was detonated;
the car was carrying Health Ministry employees. Three
people were wounded during a bombing at a mosque in Zaafaraniya. In Adhamiya,
a roadside bomb wounded
six people. One
dumped body was found in New Baghdad. Last night in Shabb, a
roadside bomb killed
one civilian and wounded four others. Also, two
dumped bodies were found yesterday.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb
wounded two policemen in al-Nift.
Gunmen killed a policeman during
a drive-by shooting on his checkpoint in al-Darkazliya. Meanwhile at the
Vatican, the Pope decried
the killing of Christians in Mosul. The flood of Christians leaving the city has
slowed thanks to a build up in security forces. Also, residents of all ethnicities
await U.S. and Iraqi authorities
to make good on their pledges to rebuild the diverse northern city.
between security forces and gunmen near Riyadh left three
gunmen dead. Apparently, U.S. forces killed
three suspects and arrested three more in what may be a separate incident
nearby. Usually, "security forces" refers to Iraqi personnel.
a man during a drive-by shooting. Also, a roadside bomb was successfully defused.
Gunmen wounded the Anbar representative
of the Iraqi National Dialogue Front during a home invasion in Ramadi.
The gunmen clashed with Ahmed Dawoud Marzouq's guards before entering the home,
but any casualties among them weren't reported.
Iraqi soldiers were wounded in roadside bomb blast in Madaen.
Six missiles were discovered
in Basra province.
West if Makhmour, police defused
a roadside bomb and seized weapons.
A large cache of weapons was discovered
Compiled by Margaret Griffis