The only new casualty reported in Iraq was that of a British
soldier who was killed in Basra yesterday. It is unlikely that all violence
took a holiday for the Eid and today's prayer day. Meanwhile, Iraqi President
in Kirkuk for meetings on reconciliation efforts, and the Iraqi oil minister urged
government departments to shave their budgets in response to falling oil prices.
Also, Iraqi children are now being encouraged
to hand over toy weapons so they are not mistaken for young insurgents.
A sticky bomb attached to a car exploded in Kirkuk, but no
casualties were reported. Separately, 10 suspects were captured
in raids just outside the city. Also, a number of countries condemned yesterday's
deadly bombing, including the United
the dead as well. Among those killed was
a popular Turkomen entertainer. Clerics have urged
calm, while one lawmaker blamed
al-Qaeda for the blast.
Baghdad residents celebrated
a second year
of relative peace during Eid al-Adha observances this year.
suspects were detained in Samarra.
Japan officially ended
their Iraq airlift mission today; however an anti-terrorism refueling operation
The personnel are stationed in Kuwait and will finish withdrawal in March.
Near Mosul, 48 suspects were detained.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis