Updated at 9:53 p.m. EST, Feb. 28, 2009
At least three Iraqis
were killed and another 19 were wounded in the latest attacks. One
Marine was killed in a non-combat incident in Anbar. U.S. President Barack
his Iraq drawdown plans yesterday, but instead of planning their trips home, some
U.S. servicemembers may already have new
transfer orders to Afghanistan. Iran, on the other hand, believes
that the U.S. plans to remain in Iraq indefinitely and urged Iraqis to be wary.
In Baghdad, a car bomb exploded near restaurants in the Mansour
district; a civilian
and a police officer were killed, while nine
others were wounded. A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded
six people in Zaafaraniya. Two
people were wounded in Doura when a roadside bomb there blew up. Also,
51 suspects were detained.
In Mosul, a civilian
was wounded when a roadside bomb exploded. Two suspected al-Qaeda suspects
body was found near Makhmour.
A bicycle-bomb injured
a civilian in Baquba. The bomb went off as a U.S. patrol wandered near
In Fallujah, four truck bombs were defused.
A weapons cache was also found.
Eleven suspects were arrested
Two bombs were defused
Five suspects were detained
in Dhi Qar.
Three suspected al-Qaeda leaders were captured
Compiled by Margaret Griffis