Updated at 9:35 p.m. EDT, Oct. 31, 2008
At least three Iraqi
was killed and another 12 were wounded on a fairly quiet prayer day. The only
casualties reported so far were in Mosul. No Coalition casualties were reported.
Meanwhile, one al-Qaeda suspect killed
in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan was reported to be an Iraqi national.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has requested
details of a controversial U.S. raid on a Syrian border town; Syria has
ties with Iraq. Relations with Iran, however, are improving; Iran will
hand over the bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq war in
exchange for Iranian bodies. Also, the drop in oil prices has forced lawmakers
to rewrite next year's budget.
Iraqi and U.S. forces raided
the home of a Sadrist parliamentarian in Numaniya. No one was arrested
but weapons were confiscated from her bodyguards.
In Mosul, three
Iraqi soldiers and a woman were wounded during a roadside bombing. Two
soldiers and and a civilian were wounded during a second bombing in the al-Quds
neighborhood. Another roadside bomb wounded
two people. Gunmen killed
a farmer and wounded a policeman
in separate events. Two Iraqi
soldiers were wounded during a bombing yesterday. Also, a local migration
official said that Christians
were no longer fleeing Mosul and have been returning instead.
two dumped bodies
were found. Hundreds in Adhamiya, Rusafa and Karrada lost
access to water when a water main was blown up; workers hope to have repairs
completed today. Access to clean water is a problem in Iraq and has led to epidemics
of cholera across the country. Iraqi forces captured
a suspect believed to be a "financier" for the Islamic State in Iraq.
Also, 300 people gathered
in front of a Chaldean church to condemn attacks against Christians.
bicycle bomb blew up in Madaen but left no
Ammunition was found
in Missan province.
Iraqi forces arrested
220 suspects in an area in southern Anbar province near the Euphrates River
and Babel province. Many of those arrested are believed to be Sunni Arabs, who
belong to al-Qaeda. Two policemen
were wounded during the operation, which went largely unopposed. Another 23
suspects were arrested across
Also, an Iraqi parliamentarian accused
the Saudis of mistreating Iraqi detainees there.
The council in Diyala
province spent $2 million on
Compiled by Margaret Griffis