Updated at 7:10 p.m. EST, Dec. 9,2008
Eid observances continue
in Iraq so reports of violence remain low. Only four injuries were reported
throughout the country. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, the U.S.
military refuses to honor
an Iraqi court order to release a journalist from their custody.
Jassam Mohammed is an Iraqi journalist in U.S. custody. He was picked up in September
and has been held without charges since. An Iraqi court ordered the U.S. to release
the journalist as there is no evidence against him, but U.S. forces are refusing
to do so. The U.S. military claims the right to hold people indefinitely and without
charges. The U.S.-Iraqi security pact that will go into effect at the end of the
year changes that, but how long Mohammed will have to wait for release after that
is still up in the air.
bodies were discovered in Murata al-Kabir.
mortar fire in Mashtal left one
person was wounded during a controlled explosion in Qahira.
Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded
a woman. Gunmen threw a hand grenade at a policeman, wounding
A wanted man was detained
U.S. forces captured
14 al-Qaeda suspects.
Diwaniya police confiscated
50 improvised explosive devices.
The head of the provincial council in
that elections be delayed six months because of security concerns.
suspects were arrested in connection with a fatal bombing in Fallujah last week.
Police seized a truck
carrying "carginogenic" wheat in Baquba. It was among 196 lorries
believed to be carrying 35 tons of wheat into Iraq.
by Margaret Griffis