Updated at 7:15 p.m. EST, March 15, 2009
At least nine Iraqis were killed and three more were wounded in the
latest attacks. Four PKK rebels of unknown nationality were killed. No
wounded nor Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile former U.S. Vice President
Dick Cheney said
that the U.S. has accomplished nearly everything it wanted in Iraq. Also, U.S.
troops will continue
to conduct combat operations after they withdraw to rural bases in June,
according to a U.S. military spokesman.
In Kurdistan, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani confirmed
he will not serve as president again. The 75-year-old Kurd will instead
concentrate on writing his memoirs.
In Mosul, U.S. forces accidentally shot and killed the wife of a man
believed to be a gunman; U.S. authorities denied the incident. Gunmen shot and killed
a lieutenant colonel.
In Baghdad, a gunmen
was killed when he failed to throw a grenade promptly in Mansour; three
civilans were wounded. A sticky bomb killed
a petroleum expert. Police defused sticky bombs in Palestine St.
bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found in Daquq.
Two people were
killed as they were allegedly planting a bomb in Tal Afar.
Two people were abducted from Hamreem
A gas station in Jalawlaa was blown up, but no
casualties were reported.
A spokesman from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said that
four rebels were killed
during Turkish air strikes on border areas in Dahuk province. The
nationalities of the four were not given. Turkey frequently conducts operations
against suspected rebel hideouts in northern Iraq. Accurate casualty figures
are difficult to obtain from this sparsely populated location and often subject
Five suspects were captured near Hilla.
Four al-Qaeda suspects were arrested in Baquba.
Ammunition was also seized.
An alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq member was captured near Samarra.
Four suspects were detained in Aziziya yesterday.
As many as seven more were arrested
Thirty-six suspects were arrested across Basra province.
A police spokesman said such
operations will continue.
A suspected kidnapping gang was arrested
Police in Karbala defused
a bomb attached to a vehicle.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis