Updated at 7:36 p.m. EST, Dec. 1, 2008
At least 58 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and another 112 were wounded in the latest violence.
There were not many incidents, but the few that were reported were too significant
to slip through the cracks. Meanwhile, South Korean troops ended
their mission in Arbil. The U.S. military death toll fell to its lowest since
the 2003 invasion, but the number of Iraqi deaths has begin to climb
again. Also, U.S. President-elect Obama said that U.S. troops could leave Iraqi
in 16 months, but he would that up to military commanders.
a car bomb blew up near the police academy on Palestine Street. A teenaged
suicide vest bomber then
attacked a group of recruits that had gathered at the first bombing. At least
16 people were killed and 45
more were wounded. A bombing in Suleikh targeted Major-General Mudhar
al-Mawla. Three people were
killed and 13 others were wounded. Mawla was among the wounded. His driver
and possibly his brother were among the dead. In the evening, another bomb on
Palestine St. left four
In Mosul, a suicide
car bomber killed
as many as 20 people and wounded
as many as 39 more Iraqis in a commercial district; the figures could change
as more information is released. One
U.S. soldier was also wounded. Two
IIP members were killed separately; they both worked at the same school where
one was a principal. Another bomb killed
a policeman and wounded four others. Last night, six
women and a child were wounded in a bombing in the Yarmouk district.
Gunmen killed two women
in Yarmouk this morning. A neurologis was kidnapped
near his home in Thawra. Also, the federal government allocated
$134,000 to be given to citizens displaced during recent violence in Mosul.
Twelve bodies were discovered
in Qara-Hassan village near Kirkuk.
In Kirkuk, 23 suspects
forces captured four Katai'b
A "special groups" leader was arrested
in Suwayra. The "special groups" term refers to Iran-backed militants.
Five suspects were detained
in Dhi Qar province.
Turkish fighters again bombed northern Iraq,
but no casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis