Tuesday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 63 Wounded

Updated at 9:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 15, 2009 Bombs targeted Baghdad governmental institutions today, exactly a week after “Bloody Tuesday” left hundreds dead or wounded. Mosul was equally affected, but those attacks were directed at Christian targets instead. At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 63 more were wounded across the country. The attacks also indirectly affected Camp Ashraf as a number of journalists heading to the immigrant camp were awaiting transport together near a blast site. Also, the ongoing PKK difficulties claimed two more lives in Turkey. Meanwhile, an epidemic of veteran suicides is plaguing soldiers who have returned home only to battle emotional enemies.

Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 6 Iraqis Killed; 10 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:15 p.m. EST, Dec. 12, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in the lastest violence. Also, a U.S. soldier has died from non-combat injuries at Camp Speicher, and three American soldiers were wounded by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. Meanwhile, a Turkish court has banned a Kurdish political party for alleged ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party.

Thursday: 1 US Soldier, 3 Iraqis Killed; 11 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 3:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 10, 2009 Although only three Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in the latest reports, there were other significant developments coming out of Iraq. Tuesday’s bloody bombings in Baghdad continued to dominate the news from various angles, but the closing of Camp Ashraf could soon take the attack’s place in the headlines. One U.S. soldier was also killed as U.S. Secretary Gates dropped in on Iraqi officials.