Updated at 7:50 p.m. EST, Jan. 1, 2009
At least 13 Iraqis were
killed and 10 more were wounded on the first day of complete Iraqi control
of security. The country formally took
control of the Green Zone and likewise the rest of Iraq during a ceremony
today; however, U.S. troops will remain
in the Green Zone for three more months.. Meanwhile, Kurdistan President Masoud
a strongly worded statement blaming Arabs for the growing rift between the two
In Mosul, a suicide
truck bomber killed
three policemen and wounded five others. Gunmen killed
an off-duty policeman. A roadside bomb wounded
gunmen were killed during clashes in Hawija.
man was killed and another was wounded in near Hawija in Bayjeen district
when the bomb they were planting detonated prematurely.
A roadside bomb
wounded three civilians in
In Jalawla, two
Iraqis soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack.
U.S. troops fired on a television station employee, seriously wounding
A body was
found in Khanaqin.
Gunmen in Bab Sinjar killed
the son of a Falluja tribal chief south of town. His kidnappers admitted
they wanted ransom money. Weapons were also seized.
Four suspects were
arrested in Nasariya.
A missile struck a Coalition base in Kirkuk yesterday but no
casualties were reported. A sticky bomb attached to the Police Academy Chief's
car left no casualties when
it was detonated.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis