DIWANIYA - Seven police were wounded in a joint U.S. and Iraqi raid against members of the Mehdi Army, a powerful militia loyal to Shi'ite firebrand Moqtada al-Sadr. The incident took place in the town of Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.02 August Al Reuters -
A roadside bomb exploded near an Iraqi army patrol, wounding two soldiers in Diwaniya, 180 km (112 miles) south of Baghdad.No indirect fire reported for the last few days, one hopes this indicates the new rotation is taking some action against the Sadrists around Diwaniyah.
Gunmen killed an employee of a human rights group outside his home in Diwaniya, police said.
Update : Last night there was the sudden surge of hits from Slovakian web adresses searching for "camp echo mortar" indicating something had happened, and lo!.
03 August Camp Echo was under fire in the early morning and late evening. Latvian contingent unharmed (MoD Latvia)
No more details given, MND(CS) website silent, the enemy reports do not mention the action.
Is there any additional information in Slovakian sources? If so feedback is kindly invited.