Friday: 3 Iraqis Wounded

Unusually light violence left three wounded. Meanwhile, some analysts are now saying that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki‘s recent turnaround on U.S. troops remaining in Iraq was really a political challenge to Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

In Baghdad, over 500 demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square to demand better services and more jobs.

Three people were wounded in a blast in Baquba.

Thirteen suspects were detained across Diyala province.

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.