US forces raid Ramadi as at least nine dead reported
U.S. Marines and Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a joint operation to in cities west of Baghdad. In the provincial capital, Ramadi, authorities imposed a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the military said in a statement, cited by The AP.
"The security measures in and around the provincial capital are designed to ensure the safety of the populace by controlling access into the city," the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement.
Meanwhile in Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeting a convoy of Iraqi troops killed two Iraqi National Guardsmen, police 1st Lt. Ali Hussein al-Hamadani said. In the same area, occupation troops in a convoy opened fire on a car, killing an Iraqi man.
In the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police found two corpses Saturday of men thought to be former police officers who'd been shot in the head, a morgue director said Sunday.
Elsewhere, six charred bodies were discovered several days ago floating in the Tigris River in Suwayrah, about 25 miles south of the capital, hospital officials in Kut said. The six men were each found handcuffed and shot in the head, chest and back. Their identities were not known.