Updated at 1:22 a.m. EST, Feb. 18, 2008
The U.S. Army noted
that attacks on Coalition troops and Iraqi security forces dropped significantly
over the last year; however, two
American soldiers were killed and another was wounded during a small arms
attack in Diyala province this morning. Elsewhere, at least 24 Iraqis were
killed and another 22 were wounded in the latest round of violence.
In Baghdad, a female
suicide bomber killed three people and wounded 12 others at a marketplace
in Karrada. In Qahira, a car bomb killed
two people and wounded two others. Three
dumped bodies were recovered. Also, the Diyala Bridge reopened
a year after a truck bomb destroyed it.
A remotely detonated car bomb killed
a policeman and two civilians in Mosul; two
people were also wounded. A mortar attack left
six people with injuries. Also, 13 al-Qaeda suspects were captured.
In Baquba, a 17-year-old
girl was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.
Gunmen stormed a home
in Duluiya and killed
a female resident.
Council member was killed during a bomb blast in Baiji. Another bomb
other people as well.
Near Ramadi, U.S. forces killed
a civilian, who was acting suspiciously.
Security operations are underway
in Khalis, but no
casualties have so far been reported.
Iraqi forces killed
one suspect and arrested 55 others across Iraq.
arrested four policemen in
suspects were killed near Samarra during Coalition operations.
Seven suspects were detained
U.S. forces killed
a suspect in Shurqat and detained 23 more during security operations
In Suwayra, U.S. forces killed
Five Iranians were arrested
for illegal entry into Iraq near the town of Fao.
U.S. forces released
300 detainees last week.
The Baghdad Central Court condemned
170 prisoners for various offences.
Also, the Anbar Awakening Council
the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) to leave Anbar province because they
believe the IIP to be seeking a religious state.