Followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr spent
Thursday and Friday attacking the offices of rival groups. The offices of the
Dawa party, the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), and the Badr
Organization were targeted in Amara, Basra, Kut, Najaf and Nasariya. No
casualties were reported. Although Sadr has accused these organizations of
corruption, he asked his followers to cease the violence.
MP Shakhawan Abdullah, a Kurdish member of
Parliament, said Baghdad
owes Peshmerga fighters 5,000 tons of weapons and other military aids.
At least 133 were killed and 24 more were wounded:
In Fallujah, a bomb-disposal
expert was killed and two more were wounded while attempting to defuse a
soldiers were wounded in a later attempt. Earlier in the week, four
soldiers were killed when their tank came across an explosive booby trap.
The governor of Anbar province said that five people were
tortured to death by the Shi’ite militiamen. Six
militants were killed and two were wounded in an airstrike.
A mass grave containing 10
bodies was discovered in Yathrib.
Militants stormed a home in Tarmiya. They killed
two army officials, two women, and three children.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed
one person and wounded eight more. Security forces killed
at least 15 militants and wounded eight more.
A roadside bomb in Kaba wounded
Battles in Haditha left 20
Security forces killed
15 militants at the Albu Elwa Bridge near Falluja.
militants were killed in Subaihat.
In Albu Sanaa, 12
militants were killed.
militants were killed in Nisaf.