At least five Iraqis were killed and 33 others were wounded in today’s violence. Most of the attacks took place in Baghdad. An unapproved demonstration in a city in eastern Iraq turned into clashes when police arrived to shut it down.
At least three Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in new violence. Meanwhile the Council of Ministers honored the victims of a chemical massacre in Halabja 23 years ago during a minute-long observance today.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki insisted today that Iraq has no need of continued U.S. presence after 2011. Nevertheless, at least eight Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, Iraqi refugees who have returned to unacceptable conditions are again leaving the country.
Updated at 8:22 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2010 The drawn-out selection of the next prime minister continues to vex both citizens and the men who propose to run the country, as the current prime minister continues to fight for a second term. Meanwhile, a Kurdish rebel leader threatens to bow out of the peace process with Turkey over disinterest from Ankara. Also, light violence left at least eight Iraqis dead and six more wounded.
A delegation from the Iraqiya party visited the marjaiya in Najaf to discuss the formation of the new government. The meeting seems to have had a positive effect. Meanwhile, at least two Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence.
At least six Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in light violence. Three U.S. soldiers were wounded on Tuesday when two "improvised rocket assisted munitions" struck a base near Amara. Meanwhile, the U.S. Marines are packing up their belongings to either go home or to Afghanistan. Also, the Iraqi government has announced plans … Continue reading “Saturday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 7 Wounded”