Updated at 11:51 p.m. EST, Nov. 26, 2008
At least 35 Iraqis
were killed and 24 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths
were reported. Meanwhile, Parliament delayed
voting on a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement until tomorrow, and Kurdish
officials announced their first solo oil exports. Also, Russia lodged
a complaint after a U.S. military vehicle slammed into a Russian diplomatic car
A scheduled vote on a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement
was postponed until tomorrow,
but not before lawmakers agreed to one of the conditions that could sway Sunni
political blocs into supporting the agreement. The pact will now also be dependent
on a public referendum for passage. Other concessions were rejected. Also, U.S.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said
that a referendum would not delay implementation of the pact.
a statement requesting an investigation following a traffic altercation between
U.S. and Russian convoys. Three Russians were injured last week when a U.S. military
vehicle unexpected swerved into their diplomatic car after it had left the Russian
embassy. U.S. troops have previously been accused of driving haphazardly through
Baghdad due to fear of attacks from car bombers.
Kurdish officials announced
the start of oil exportation from the Kurdish Autonomous Region in northern
Iraq. The will deliver 100,000 barrels per day to the Turkish port city of Ceyhan.
Although they also said that the Iraqi Oil Ministry will coordinated the transfer,
the central government seemed surprised at the announcement. The question of Iraqi
oil sales across the different regions has yet to be settled, and the central
government could reject the independent sales.
At an unknown location in
northern Iraq, 18 potential female suicide bombers handed
themselves over to U.S. authorities after religious figures and family urged
In northern Diyala province, a mass grave gave up 23
bodies. They estimated the grave to be at least 18 months old.
Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeted members of the local provincial council
near Firdous Square; two
people were killed and 10 more were wounded. Only last week Firdous Square
was the scene of a large demonstration against the U.S.-Iraqi security pact. Five
policemen were wounded during a bombing in Shabb. Four
oil protection personnel were injured in a third bombing in Karrada.
people were wounded during a bombing near the Qasr Al-Arab Hotel downtown.
Six bodies were discovered
near Samarra. They appeared to have been recently killed.
security personnel were killed and a fifth was injured during a bombing near
Tikrit. The group was working with U.S. forces.
a man in Kut. Meanwhile, police captured
a wanted man who is considered to be dangerous.
A roadside bomb in Baquba
wounded an Awakening Council member.
An Iraqi soldier was arrested
in connection with an attack that left two U.S. servicemen dead yesterday in Mosul.
Eighteen suspects were captured
Three men were detained
in Albu Mustapha village.
Eighteen suspects were detained
in Basra. As many as 97 others were also arrested.
MNF forces captured
18 al-Qaeda suspects across Iraq. .
Six al-Qaeda suspects were captured
Police forces in Hibhib discovered
a large amount of chemicals used to make explosives.
Two roadside bombs,
one planted near a judge's home, were defused
successfully in Duluiya.
A large amount of explosives and ammunition
was found in Amara.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis