Monday, August 13, 2007

Security Summary: August 13, 2007

Above: Women wait outside their home in the Amariyah district of Baghdad today as soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division search inside.

YUSUFIYA - U.S. and Iraqi forces searching for information about the kidnapping of two American soldiers detained 22 suspected insurgents on Saturday, the U.S. military said. The U.S. military said Iraqi troops had entered a mosque to detain the suspects in Yusufiya just south of Baghdad, while U.S. forces surrounded the mosque but did not enter it. The two American soldiers have been missing since May.

BAGHDAD - Three people were wounded by a mortar attack in eastern Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army killed three insurgents and arrested 11 on Sunday in a raid in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, the Defence Ministry said.

KIRKUK - Three were wounded in a roadside bomb attack near a police patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said. They also said a person was injured in a separate mortar attack.

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops captured a key financier of a militant group believed to have direct ties to Iran during a pre-dawn raid in western Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

AL-ZAP - Gunmen killed the head of the Sunni Arab al-Jubour tribe and wounded two of his sons when they burst into his house on Sunday night in al-Zap 35 km (20 miles) southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed an estimated three to five men suspected of bringing weapons from Iran and arrested 13 others in a pre-dawn raid in the Shi'ite slum of Sadr City in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

SAMARRA - Gunmen killed three civilians on Sunday when they opened their fire in central Samarra 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

HILLA - Gunmen killed one Iraqi soldier in central Hilla 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

ISKANDARIYA - Police said they recovered a body from the Euphrates river and found another one Iskandariya 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad on Sunday.

TIKRIT - Bombers blew up an empty house belonging to colonel Esam al-Azzawi, head of a police academy, in Tikrit 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

TIKRIT - Kidnappers seized the mayor of the town of Dijla, near Tikrit, police said.

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