Updated at 11:00 a.m. EDT, April. 17, 2009 Iraq suffered yet another suicide bombing, this one in Anbar province. Officials contradicted each other over the number of casualties but approximately 21 Iraqis were killed and 61 more were wounded across the country, including the suicide bombing. Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was given a life sentence for the deaths of four Iraqis in his custody.
Updated at 10:15 p.m. EST, Apr. 15, 2009 At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 27 more were wounded in a pair of incidents in Kirkuk and Baghdad. No Coalition deaths were reported.
Updated at 8:23 p.m. EDT, Apr. 14, 2008 At least one Iraqi was killed and 10 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported, but stunning testimony was given in the trial of a U.S. soldier accused of murdering two fellow Americans. Also, the Iraqi government reiterated their promise to fold Awakening Council members into mainstream security forces or otherwise find them employment.
Updated at 8:59 p.m. EDT, Apr. 13, 2008 Only three Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence today. A U.S. soldier was also killed during an incident near Karbala. In other news, the Islamic State in Iraq has claimed responsibility for last week’s bombing in Mosul that took the lives of five U.S. soldiers.
Updated at 10:48 p.m. EDT, Apr. 12, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Some Christians were able to enjoy the Easter holiday, but many remained at home. Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was killed this morning in Salah ad Din province, and four American soldiers were injured during a separate bomb blast in Taji. Also, Gen. Raymond Odierno says it will be up to the prime minister whether or not U.S. troops will abandon Iraqi cities in June.
At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 35 more were wounded, mostly in a brazen attack on a group of Awakening Council members in Iskandariya. No Coalition deaths were reported
Updated at 5:13 p.m. EDT, Apr. 10, 2001 Five U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb blast in Mosul that left dozens of Iraqis casualties aswell. At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 84 more were wounded across the country, mostly in the Mosul blast.
Updated at 6:41 p.m. EDT, Apr. 9, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded on the sixth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. Tens of thousands of Iraqis marked the occasion in Baghdad. No coalition deaths were reported.
Updated at 7:06 p.m. EDT, Apr. 8, 2009 A significant bomb attack took place for the third day in a row in Baghdad. At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 27 others were wounded in that and other attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported.
Updated at 8:27 p.m. EDT, Apr. 7, 2009 U.S. President Obama made a secret visit to Iraq today and declared that there is “still a lot of work to do.” In Baghdad, bombings continued to rock the city. At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 27 more were wounded there and throughout the country. Meanwhile, shoe-lobbing journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi saw his sentence for tossing his shoes at former U.S. President Bush reduced to one year from three.