Updated at 7:17 p.m. EDT, Oct. 27, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis
were killed and another 29 were wounded in the latest violence. One
American soldier died Friday of wounds received on Oct. 16 during a small
arms attack in Baquba. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities confirmed
a border attack on Syria.
In Baghdad, a bomb planted on a car in
the Sinak neighborhood killed
two people and wounded seven others. Three
people were killed and six others were wounded during a bombing in New
Baghdad; earlier, U.S. troops killed
five gunmen during an attack on a military base. In Nahda, a roadside
bomb blast wounded four people.
Two people were wounded
during a bombing near the Kindi Hospital in northeast Baghdad. Also, a
body was found in
In Mosul, a dumped
body was found. Two people
were wounded during a suicide
attack on a checkpoint. Gunmen killed
a civilian. Two Iraqi soldiers
were injured during a combined small arms and indirect fire attack. Also,
a bomb blew up a policeman's
car, but no casualties were reported in the blast.
A roadside bomb killed
a government employee and wounded six others in Dour.
soldier was killed when a bomb planted on his car blew up in Tuz Khormato.
Two wanted suspects were captured
in separate locations within Dhi Qar province.
Security forces in Kirkuk
detained 14 suspects.
"key militia leader" was arrested
Twelve suspects were arrested
across Ninewa province.
Four suspects were arrested
across Basra province, while an Iranian was picked up in the Shatt al-Arab
U.S. forces killed
four suspects and detained seven more across northern and central Iraq.
long-delayed sewage treatment system for Fallujah is beset
with problems and likely will not be operational until at least next April. Also,
a roadside bomb was defused
Turkish forces targeted
locations in northern Iraq last night and this morning.
confirmed conducting a deadly
raid that left at least seven people dead just across the border in Syria.
They said they killed the
head of a smuggling network. An Associated Press journalist on scene reported
that seven adult men were killed, while the Syrian government claimed that children
were among the dead. Witnesses said
two people were taken into custody.
The As Sukkariyah farming area borders
a centuries-old trade route along the Euphrates River that is well-used by smugglers
operating in both directions between the countries. The Iraqi town of Qaim
and a U.S. base are located just a few miles away on the other side of the border.
Only five days ago, a mass grave containing 34 police recruits, who were kidnapped
three years ago, was found
nearby. Coincidentally, Qaim was
also the site of a phosphate plant that produced yellowcake uranium until 1991
when the plant was bombed.
Also, an Iranian general admitted
that the country is supporting "liberation armies" throughout the Middle
East. Although the commander did not give details, the U.S. has insisted that
Iran is giving financial support and training to such groups as the Mahdi Army
Compiled by Margaret Griffis