Wednesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 5 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light attacks that focused on ministry officials in Baghdad. Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law called on the International Court of Justice in The Hague to try the former premier on crimes related to the Iraq War.

Thursday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 16 Wounded

At least three Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded, but only attacks in Baghdad were reported. Meanwhile, Muslim and Christians leaders met today to show a united front and call for increased protection of religious minorities. Also, at a U.S. State Department press conference, U.S. Adm. Michael Mullen agreed the incursions by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) into northern Turkey must end.

Saturday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 7 Wounded

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki insisted today that Iraq has no need of continued U.S. presence after 2011. Nevertheless, at least eight Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, Iraqi refugees who have returned to unacceptable conditions are again leaving the country.

Monday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 26 Wounded

At least nine Iraqis were killed and 26 more were wounded in attacks in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraq has filed a civil lawsuit against Blackwater Worldwide in a U.S. court; Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to obtain justice for the victims of the Blackwater shooting. Also, some Iraqis fear that upcoming elections could mean a … Continue reading “Monday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 26 Wounded”

Friday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 83 Wounded

Updated at 8:25 p.m. EST, Dec. 25, 2009 At least 27 Iraqis were killed and 83 more were wounded in both Ashura-related violence and other attacks. In northern Iraq, Shabaks and Christians fought over decorations at a church. Meanwhile, a controversial rule that would punish pregnant soldiers was dropped when the U.S. military issued new … Continue reading “Friday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 83 Wounded”

Wednesday: 23 Iraqis Killed, 67 Wounded

Updated at 11:53 p.m. EST, Dec. 23, 2009 Attacks targeting Christians and Shi’ites left dozens dead or wounded in the days leading to important holidays for both groups. Christmas occurs on Friday, while Ashura begins at sunset on Saturday. At least 23 Iraqis were killed and 67 more were wounded across the country in these … Continue reading “Wednesday: 23 Iraqis Killed, 67 Wounded”

Thursday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 54 Wounded

Updated at 8:10 p.m. EST, Nov. 26, 2009 On the eve of Eid al-Adha, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 54 more wounded. The holiday, which commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, is set to begin Friday for Sunnis and Saturday for Shi’ites.