Updated at 1:30 a.m. EST, Feb. 17, 2008
A U.S. general warned that, despite a drawdown, there may be more troops in Iraq by next summer than it did before the surge. At least 22 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 10 were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported; however, another incident involving U.S. troops firing upon Awakening Council members was reported.
U.S. forces killed three Awakening Council members who were attending a meeting in Jurf al-Sakhar. The Awakening Councils consist of Iraqi tribesmen who have turned away from al-Qaeda and are now working alongside U.S. troops; however, a group of them in Jurf al-Sakhar turned in their resignations after the latest friendly fire incident.
Two policemen were wounded near Buhriz.
A child was wounded as he picked up a roadside bomb planted in Mahaweel.
A body was found near Hilla.
A car bomb was defused in Mosul.
In Baghdad, two dumped bodies were recovered.
A man and his son were killed when they entered their booby-trapped home in al-Salam.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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