Updated at 8:58 p.m. EST, Feb. 9, 2009
Four U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Mosul. At least 9 Iraqis were killed and another 29 were wounded in various attacks, including one Iraqi who was an interpreter for the Americans who were killed. Also, Iraqi officials admitted they have custody of four Guantánamo detainees. Yesterday, they claimed no knowledge of the transfer. Meanwhile, an impasse over the selection of a new speaker continues in parliament. Meanwhile, the U.S. maintains that Iran is still supplying arms to militants in Iraq.
A suicide bomber killed four U.S. servicembers during an attack in Mosul. The soldiers’ interpreter was also killed in the attack, and three others were wounded. A mortar attack downtown killed three people and wounded seven others. Elsewhere, a roadside bomb wounded two children. A 17-year-old Yazidi girl was stabbed to death. A taxi driver was killed in a drive-by shooting. Gunmen wounded a policemen during an armed attack.
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and eight more were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their patrol in Khanaqin.
In Baghdad, seven people were wounded when a mortar fell in a Kadhimiya courtyard.
No casualties were reported after a bombing in Najaf.
Eight detainees were cleared of all charges and freed in Fallujah.
Four detainees were released in Tal Afar after all charges against them were cleared.
Eleven wanted suspects were captured in Babel province.
Three murder and terror suspects were captured in Dhi Qar province.
Four suspects were arrested in connection with a kidnapping in Wassit province.
Also, as schools recover from the war, Saddam Hussein, George Bush, and sectarian violence remain taboo subjects for study. Meanwhile, the Iraqi military is reaching out to former officers who fled the country after the fall of the Saddam regime. They may be entitled to pensions. Also, lower ranking military could be allowed to return to service.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis