October 2007: Iraq War timeline
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|10.01||U.S. and Iraqi forces report killing more than 60 insurgents
and militia men over the weekend.
|10.05||The Iraqi Red Crescent organization reports that Iraqis are
continuing to flee their homes to avoid violence. They report 2 million
displaced people within Iraq.
|10.09||Gunmen assassinated Shiite cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Abdel Karim
in the Baghdad district of Al-Jedidah. The sheikh was the head of the Shiite
Waqf authority in another area of Baghdad.
|10.10||Army Spc. Frank L. Cady III, aged 20, of Sacramento, a member
of the 1st Infantry Division, was killed in Baghdad.
|10.12||A bomb planted amid toys at a playground in a Kurdish town north
of Iraq killed one and wounded 17.
|10.13||The civilian death toll in Iraq fell to its lowest in recent
memory with just four civilian deaths reported in a 24-hour period Saturday.
|10.15||Iraq intends to make private security companies answerable to
Iraqi law, even if that drives them out of the country, according to a statement
by Iraq’s minister of human rights.
|10.17||The Turkish parliament granted permission to launch attacks in northern Iraq in an attempt to stop Kurdish rebels from using the area as a base for attacks into Turkey.||3,829||75,265|
|10.18||Five students were wounded when an insurgent through a hand
grenade at their Basra high school.
|10.19||In the latest fighting around Kirkuk, an oil city in northern
Iraq, insurgents blew up a pipeline that carried oil to the Bayji refinery.
|10.21||The U.S. military, backed by air strikes, raided Sadr City, targeting a militia leader believed to be behind a series of kidnappings. U.S. sources claim 47 militants were killed. Iraqi officials count 13 dead, including women.||3,833||75,465|
|10.23||Turkey’s foreign minister rejected a cease-fire by Kurdish rebels during meetings with Iraqi officials. He pressed them to crack down on Kurdish rebels. Turkish forces continued to mass along Iraq’s northern border.||3,835||75,511|
|10.26||47 U.S. troops have been listed as wounded in battle so far
Sources: Iraq Body Count, U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Army Times, the Associated Press, Reuters