Updated at 10:10 p.m. EST Feb. 6, 2009
At least seven Iraqis
were killed and five more were wounded, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Iraq. No Coalition deaths were announced, but the U.S. army reported
a spike in suicide deaths last month; however, the trend
may have gone on longer than admitted. Also, a defense contractor under investigation
in the electrocution deaths of U.S. soldiers was awarded
a new multi-million dollar electrical contract. And, a senior administration official
said that U.S. President Obama will
announce in March whether he will withdraw troops within 16 months or opt for
a timetable that could run as long as 23 months.
A joint U.S.-Iraqi security
team conducted raids in Kirkuk, where they netted six suspects but also
A bomb in Khanaqin killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded two others.
bodies were discovered in Saidiya.
In Mosul, gunmen fired
at a patrol in the Shifaa neighborhood but wounded
a civilian instead. Also, Iraqi soldiers reported
capturing an Egyptian who is suspected of being the leader of an al-Qaeda group.
Police defused a
bomb outside the home of a provincial council member.
men were killed in a Tal Afar marketplace in what apparently was a
A body was fished
out of a Suwayra area river.
A landmine wounded
two shepherds in Kuweir.
In Baghdad, police safely detonated
a bomb that caused damage to a liquor store in Mansour. A hand grenade
lobbed at a store, also in Mansour, left no
A weapons and explosives cache was discovered
Two suspects were captured
in Nahda along with a weapons cache.
Five suspects were detained
Two people were arrested
Police safely defused
a bomb in Basra. In a separate incident, police detained
two men and confiscated C4 explosives.
Turkey again conducted
an air raid on suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) hideouts in northern
Compiled by Margaret Griffis