Guerrillas Kill 3 GIs
US Accidentally Kills 8 Kurdish Policemen
Three US GIs were announced killed by enemy fire in al-Anbar Province.
In the southern port city of Basra, guerrillas set off a roadside bomb that killed one British soldier and wounded 3 others.
*Guerrillas in the northern city of Mosul set off a roadside bomb that wounded 17 persons, among them 10 policemen.
*Car bombs killed or injured in Hilla (south) and Kirkuk (north)
*The US air force trying to hit a Salafi Sunni cell instead killed eight Kurdish Peshmerga militiamen and wounded 6 others. They were serving in Mosul’s police force.
Another US air strike at Arab Jbour near Baghdad killed eight persons and destroyed a building. The air strikes were in response a request from US ground troops, who apparently were put in some difficulty by the guerrillas.
Al-Hayat reports in Arabic that Sadr al-Din al-Qubanji, a major prayer leader in Najaf and a figure close to Abdul Aziz al-Hakim of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq, criticized Iranian influence in Iraq and called on Tehran and Washington to avoid turning his country into “an arena of contestation” between them.
Al-Hayat also says that the 1920 Revolution Brigades (also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement) refused to join the “Islamic State of Iraq” coalition or “al-Qa’eda and its allies on the other side. The US has called on the group to enter talks with Washington.