Four Iraqis were killed and three more were wounded in light violence, but battles between Turkish troops and PKK rebels based in northern Iraq heated up.
At least 21 Iraqis were killed and 36 more were wounded in a string of attacks that targeted police and other officials. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Maliki met with his rival in talks that could break the political impasse that is fueling some of the violence.
At least nine Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest violence. Hundreds of Kurds, however, have been forced to leave their homes because of shelling from Iranian troops. Also, dozens of people were accidentally poisoned in Baghdad.
Updated at 8:06 p.m. EDT, June 14, 2010 The new Iraqi parliament met today just long enough to swear in its new members as at least seven Iraqis were killed and 38 more were wounded in attacks around the country. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department wants its own “mini-army” to provide security for its diplomatic staff after the U.S. military withdraws. The U.S. military announced it is removing all hazardous waste it produced during the occupation.
Updated at 9:09 p.m. EDT, June 6, 2010 A spate of attacks focused on Baghdad and surrounding communities. Overall, at least 12 Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in those and other attacks across the country. Meanwhile, a lack of water could fuel Iraq’s next insurgency. Also, cross-border attacks between Turkish forces and the PKK continue in the north.
At least seven Iraqis were killed, but no wounded were reported. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government declared the national airlines bankrupt and closed Iraqi Airways a month after Kuwait attempted to confiscate one of their planes in Europe. Kuwait claims it is owed $1.2 billion in reparations for planes and spare parts.
Updated at 8:49 p.m. EDT, Apr. 30. 2010 At least eight Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in the latest violence. Also, a U.S. soldier was wounded in a blast in Adhamiya yesterday. Meanwhile, the prime minister criticized the use of international help to end an impasse created by a near dead heat in last month’s parliamentary elections.
Updated at 5:37 p.m. EDT, April, 29, 2010 Iraq officials are now expecting a ballot recount for Baghdad province to take two or three weeks, increasing the likelihood of election-related attacks. At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 28 were injured in light violence today. Meanwhile, Ba’ath Party supporters met in Syria to discuss reforming the political party that was banned after the 2003 invasion.
At least three Iraqis were killed and six were wounded in light violence. Also, there are reports that Iranian intelligence officers are in Iraq intimidating former Iranians now living at Camp Ashraf.
At least five Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in light violence that focused mostly on northern Iraq. Meanwhile, the Sadrists selected Ibrahim al-Jaafari as their primary candidate for prime minister.