Updated at 9:23 p.m. EST, Jan. 22, 2009
At least 10 Iraqis
were killed and another three were wounded on a light day of attacks. No Coalition
soldiers were reported killed; however, several nations are reevaluating their
missions in Iraq.
U.S. President Barack Obama spent
his first day in the White House asking the Pentagon to "execute a responsible
military drawdown from Iraq." In Baghdad, however, the outgoing ambassador Ryan
that a speedy withdrawal was unlikely.
Meanwhile, El Salvador ended
its humanitarian mission in southern Iraq during a formal ceremony today. Separately,
to agree on its own security pact with Baghdad and will withdraw all but three
staff officers from the country. Also, Serbia's defense minister promised
support during a meeting with Prime Minister Maliki.
one civilian was killed and two
others were wounded during a car bombing that targeted a U.S. military vehicle
near Qanat. Also, a joint U.S.-Iraqi team conducted
a raid in Abu Dsheer. Yesterday in Zaafaraniyah, U.S. forces killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded another. Gunmen killed
a man in Shabb.
children and their parents were killed in Suwayra when gunmen fired
In Mosul, U.S. forces conducted a raid on a home where
they killed three brothers.
Four al-Qaeda suspects were detained.
Twenty suspects were detained
Two Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels fled
Iraqi territory and surrendered to Turkish authorities.
The Associated Press
obtaining an army document that criminally blamed KBR, Inc. and two supervisors
for the death of a Marine who was electrocuted while in Iraq.
by Margaret Griffis