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.
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.
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.
U.S. forces arrested four policemen in Alam.
Two suspects were killed near Samarra during Coalition operations.
Seven suspects were detained near Kirkuk.
U.S. forces killed a suspect in Shurqat and detained 23 more during security operations there.
In Suwayra, U.S. forces killed a suspect.
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 asked the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) to leave Anbar province because they believe the IIP to be seeking a religious state.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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