At least two Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded on a quiet
news day in Iraq. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, Iraq promises
to not forcibly evict Iranians from Camp Ashraf. Also, the Iraqi government is
trying to rein
in journalists by threatening fines for certain coverage of Iraqi elections.
In Tuz Khormato, a bomb killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded three more. Two brothers were abducted
outside of town on a highway leading to Suleiman Beg.
U.S. forces killed
a man in Amara. The soldiers believed the man was attempting to plant
a bomb, but apparently he was eating a meal instead.
three civilians were
wounded during a bombing in Tayaran Square. Sixteen suspects were detained
and several bombs were defused. Ten hand grenades were found
in a downtown garbage can.
In Mosul, two separate bombs left no
casualties. A police officer was kidnapped.
Two suspects were detained
in Tal Afar.
Kurdish security forces captured
two suspects in Tareeq Baghdad, Kirkuk province.
An arms cache was
found near Makhmour.
Iranian refugees will not be forcibly evicted from their homes in Camp
the U.S. ambassador. The group, which contains members of the People's Mujahedeen
Organization of Iran, was welcomed into Iraq during the Saddam Hussein era and
has been a source of friction between the neighboring countries. They are now
under the protection of U.S. forces.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis