Although Christians feel safer in the northern parts of the country, they remain targets for religious violence almost anywhere in Iraq. Today, one man found that out when gunmen wounded him in the northern city of Mosul. Altogether, one woman was killed while nine other Iraqis were wounded in separate attacks. Meanwhile, news has been very light this weekend due to the holidays.
Updated at 5:44 p.m. EST, Feb. 17, 2011 Protests took place throughout the country again, while a major bombing took place in Muqdadiya. At least 21 Iraqis were killed in the new violence and protests. Another 100 Iraqis and 10 Iranians were wounded. One U.S. soldier also died, two days ago in a non-combat incident in Baghdad province.
Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT July 14, 2009 Vehicle bans continued in Christian areas of Ninewa province. Across the country however, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded. One of the victims may have been dead since the Iran-Iraq War. Meanwhile, several legal cases are winding their way through Spanish, British, and even U.S. military courts. Also, one U.S. soldier died of non-combat injuries yesterday in Baghdad.
Updated at 10:55 p.m. EDT, July 13, 2009 Iraq increased security after a spate of attacks against Christians and ahead of a major Shi’ite religious observance. At least three Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition deaths were reported, but seven U.S. soldiers were injured in Sharqat.