December 31 Events in Iraq
17:28 Mossul. Four dead. An Iraqi guerrilla died during a clash with police in Mossul. US forces capture 15 rebels. In Baiji, two civilians were killed in the explosion of a carbomb. In the Province of Babylon, the bodies of two civilians were found.
16:35 Basrah. Bomb damages police car. A roadside bomb exploded damaging a police and wounding the driver. Four bystanders were injured.
15:28 Seoul. Korean Parliament extends mission. 3,600 South Korean troops deployed to Iraq will remain in the country another 13 months. The contingent operates in Erbil, Kurdistan.
14:18 Duluiyah. US troops raid 13 homes. US troops arrested 49 suspected rebels near Duluiyah, north of Baghdad and confiscated explosive material.
11:47 Baghdad. Election security arrangements. The Iraqi caretaker government to step up operations against rebels and to deploy 100,000 troops to polling stations.