Updated at 7:50 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2010 At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded during attacks in three cities. A U.S. soldier died of non-combat injuries. Meanwhile, Iran and Iraq’s foreign ministers met to resolve at border dispute. Also, Blackwater Worldwide has settled a number of civil lawsuits stemming from … Continue reading “Thursday: 1 US Soldier, 12 Iraqis Killed; 31 Iraqis Wounded”
While Shi’ites observed the Eid al-Ghadeer holiday, one Shi’ite school in Sadr City suffered a tragic attack. At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 56 more were wounded there and across the country. The bombing comes just as Iraqi officials are hoping to pin down a date in late February for national elections. Full details were not revealed, but Parliament approved a new elections law late yesterday after Sunni and Kurdish objections were apparently resolved.
Updated at 7:06 p.m. EDT, Oct. 28, 2009
The political situation in disputed border areas surrounding Iraqi Kurdistan continues to threaten the stability of the country. At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in attacks around northern and central Iraq though none of these casualties was the direct result of Kurdish tensions. One U.S. soldier died from non-combat injuries at Camp Victory as well.