133 Killed in Iraq; Town of Doulab Liberated
Several Shi’ite leaders decried the deployment
of additional United States troops to Iraq. Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
went as far as to declare the soldiers “targets” for Iraqis should troops
participate in the Mosul operation. Others called the soldiers “occupiers” or
At least 133 people were killed, and nine were wounded:
At the Alas oil fields, seven
security members and seven militants were killed in clashes.
Fighting in Doulab left 73
Security forces killed
10 militants in Halawat and Hawija.
militants were killed in Rawa, including a mufti.
Shelling left five
fighters dead in Ramadi.