Updated at 7:35 p.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2008
At least 98 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and another 177 were wounded in today's attack. Two
U.S. soldiers were killed during a suicide bombing and a British
soldier died during a shooting incident as well. A significant bombing
occurred in Fallujah, while mass graves continue to be found in Diyala province.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Bush welcomed
the news that the Iraqi council gave
their final approval to a U.S.-Iraqi security agreemen. Also, Azerbaijani
troops formally handed over
their operations to Iraqi troops during a ceremony ending their mission in Iraq.
U.S. soldiers were killed in Mosul during when a suicide
car bomber blew up his cargo; nine
civilians were wounded. A police
officer was killed separately in the al-Burj Khana neighborhood. Three
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bombing in Hay al-Araby. An off-duty
policeman was wounded during
a small arms attack in al-Majmouaa al-Thaqafiya.
soldier died from a gunshot wound to the head. The circumstances were
not reported, but no enemy combatants were involved. This is the first British
death since March.
suicide car bombers in Fallujah left 15
dead and 147 wounded outside two police stations. Six policemen were among
the dead, and a half dozen homes were demolished. Fallujah is now under
The Iraqi army found 25
bodies scattered across seven graves in Albu Toma today, and at least
42 more bodies in the greater
region this week. Another 13 victims, who were found
yesterday, bring this week's total to 80 bodies from an area that has been
described as an "al-Qaeda courthouse." Last week, dozens of victims were discovered.
Many of the victims were wearing military and police uniforms.
a police official was wounded
in Karrada during a roadside bomb attack targeting him; a separate bomb
wounded three others. A bomb
attack on Nidhal St. left three
wounded. One person
was killed and two more were wounded during a bombing late in the day in Bab
al-Mudham. Also, 20 suspects were detained.
people were killed and 13 more were wounded in Baquba when a bicycle
bomb was detonated in their midst.
bodies were discovered floating in the Tigris River near Suwayra. One
was wearing a military uniform.
suspects were killed and 32 others were captured during U.S. military operations.
The four were killed in Kirkuk where the largest of the raids took place.
In Balad Ruz, eight suspects were arrested.
Three gunmen were arrested
in Imam Weis.
Two wanted men, one of them a policeman, were captured
in Kut. A girl who had been kidnapped
yesterday was liberated today, and one of her abductors was arrested.
Coalition forces arrested 10
suspects across northern and central Iraq.
A man was convicted
of murder in the death of a former governor of Muthanna province and sentenced
In Basra, 88 suspects were captured
and 29 vehicles were confiscated.
Police in Missan captured a gang
of murders believed responsible
for 48 deaths across the province.
Meanwhile, testimony continues
in a military court. Sgt. Joseph P. Mayo is accused of murdering four Iraqi detainees.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis