With the U.S. military withdrawal less than a month away, the situation with Iranian dissidents livng at Camp Ashraf could be heating up. Meanwhile, the Iraqi oil minister suggested to Kurdistan it either start playing by Baghdad’s rules or become fully independent. Both the residents of Ashraf and the Kurdish govenrment were hoping to resolve their separate issues with Baghdad long before the withdrawal, but with time running out, it seems unlikely. Violence was light. Only six Iraqis were reported killed.
A string of attacks, mostly around Baghdad, left seven Iraqis dead and 25 more wounded. The worst of them occurred just north of the capital at the home of a Sahwa member in Taji. To the east, residents of Camp Ashraf demanded an end to a fuel ban that could endanger them during the winter.
At least four Iraqis were killed in new attacks, while 13 more were wounded. A Spanish judge will look into the actions of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and three army officers, including the head of the army, in connection with a deadly raid on Camp Ashraf in 2009. Spain claims “universal jurisdiction” in cases of human rights abuses regardless of where the crimes may have taken place.
Because of a Shi’ite religious observance, news reports from Iraq are scant, but at least 12 Iraqis were reported killed over the last two days. At least 10 more were wounded. Also, plans to close Camp Ashraf with the help of the International Red Cross appear to be moving forward.
At least 38 Iraqis were killed and 85 more were wounded across Iraq but the most significant violence occurred south of Baghdad in Diwaniya. Baghdad also saw a spate of attacks.
At least 38 Iraqis were killed and 53 more were wounded in today’s violence. Mosul was the hardest hit. Meanwhile, relations between Iraq and one U.S. lawmaker have created some new tensions in the last day.
State-run television broadcast Mass last night so that Iraq’s Christians could safely celebrate Easter at home today. Nevertheless, attacks left 12 dead and 28 wounded across the country. At the signing of a prisoner exchange agreement between Iraq and Iran, Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimari reminded those in attendance that the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran would … Continue reading “Sunday: 12 Iraqis Killed, 28 Wounded”
At least nine Iraqis were killed and 43 were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during a surprise visit to Baghdad. Also, with a U.S. military withdrawal looming, remaining U.S. diplomats are wondering about their future safety.
At least three Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, the U.N. confirmed a significant number of fatalities stemming from last week’s raid on an Iranian dissident camp in Diyala.
At least two Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in the latest attacks, but it was a massive sandstorm that killed or harmed even more people today.