At a gathering at the Imam Hussein mosque in Karbala Shi’ite cleric Ahmed al-Safi told thousands that the political impasse holding back the new government is causing considerable harm to Iraqis. Meanwhile, at least five Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light prayer day violence. Also, a British inquiry (Chilcot) may recall witnesses including Tony Blair, whose testimony in part contradicted that of other witnesses.
At least two Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, a former minister under Tony Blair, Claire Short, called Blair a liar and further accused him of stifling discussion leading up to the war. Also, Parliamentary Deputy Adil Badrawi called for a “serious dialogue” between the U.S. and Iran to prevent a regional war.
Although casualties were light today—at least 13 Iraqis were killed and 15 were wounded—a number of important stories made the headlines. Among them is the announcement of Tony Blair’s appearance at the Iraq Inquiry. Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was found guilty of cruelty, while the Iraqi government moved ahead with plans to sue a U.S. … Continue reading “Monday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 15 Wounded”
At least seven Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in light violence. In other news, an Iraqi court handed "Chemical Ali" his fourth death sentence, and former F.M. Tariq Aziz has suffered a massive stroke. Also, the Iraq (Chilcot) Inquiry fill feature a very revealing letter during testimony this week. Chemical Ali has … Continue reading “Sunday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded”
Updated at 8:48 p.m. EST, Jan. 11, 2010 At least three Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in light violence. Among them is one election employee, only one of several who have suffered thanks to their connection to the March poll. Security officials are focused today on two Saddam-era mass graves hundreds of … Continue reading “Monday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded”
Updated at 7:00 p.m. EST, Jan. 6, 2010 As Iraq celebrated Army Day, which honors the founding of the country’s army 89 years ago, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in several incidents. One U.S. soldier died from combat-related injuries while on patrol in Baghdad as well. In the U.K., … Continue reading “Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 9 Iraqis Killed; 18 Iraqis Wounded”
Updated at 8:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 13, 2009 At least eight Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded as fallout from Bloody Tuesday continues to vex security officials and perhaps perpetrators in Baghdad. In the United Kingdom, sources revealed that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will give his Chilcot Inquiry testimony in secret, perhaps undermining the authority of the inquiry. A separate investigation, this one in the United States, ended in favor of the military defendant. Also, one U.S. soldier died from non-combat injuries.