Friday: No Iraq Casualties Reported

No casualties were reported on the prayer day. However, even as Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdulmahdi and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates were in Washington, D.C. discussing the security situation ahead of March elections, another Iraqi vice president, Tareq al-Hashemi, warned that the situation will deteriorate.


Two Katyusha rockets struck a home in Kirkuk, but no casualties were reported.

Twenty suspects were arrested across Basra province. Another 14 were later detained.

Amara police captured a gang who would wear military uniforms while robbing homes.

Two al-Qaeda suspects were picked-up in Karbala and accused of planning attacks against Arbaeen pilgrims. Arbaeen is Feb. 4.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.