Saturday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 7 Wounded

At least four Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in lights attacks in the north. Meanwhile, the United States must evaluate policies that could affect Iraq’s relations with Turkey and Iran.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet quoted outgoing U.S. Ambassador To Turkey James Jeffrey saying that the U.S. would increase support to Turkey in their fight against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), including clearing out airspace for Turkish operations. Meanwhile, eight were wounded in the latest PKK rocket attack in southeastern Turkey. Turkey has so far ignored requests from Iraq to cease operations in the north. Thousands of civilians have been displaced by both Turkish and Iranian operations against rebel groups.

A U.S. Court of Appeals told the U.S. State Department it must fairly review its inclusion of the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI) in its terrorist list. Hundreds of PMOI members and their families currently live at Camp Ashraf in eastern Iraq. Iran would like the group returned home, where they may face torture or execution.

A bomb affixed to a Kurdish jeweler’s car in Tuz Khormato exploded, killing two of his sons, while wounding him and two more sons.

In Mosul, two men were shot dead in separate incidents. A bomb wounded three people, including a civilian. A soldier was wounded in another blast. Two al-Qaeda suspects were captured.

In Baghdad, no casualties were reported after a mortar strike on the Green Zone.

No casualties were reported after a thermal bomb attack targeted a U.S. patrol in Hawija.

A senior al-Qaeda member was captured in the Hamrim Mountains.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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