Embassy Controversy Overshadows Handover of Last US Base To Iraq

With the Iraq War officially over and the last U.S. base in Iraqi hands, the focus now turns to the country’s post-war relationship with the United States. Meanwhile, demonstrations in Diyala province forced the closure of a border entry point with Iran. Also, at least three Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded in the latest attacks.

Baghdad ‘Bullies’ Mutinous Province As Iraqis Celebrate Withdrawal

At least six Iraqis were killed and 44 more were wounded as some Iraqis celebrated the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Meanwhile, Diyala province’s bid for semi-autonomy is already being criticized by the power mongers in Baghdad.

Iraqi Critics Questions Size of US Embassy Staff in Baghdad

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s trip to the United States opened the door to criticism from critics who question the ongoing presence of U.S. personnel in Iraq, even if they technically aren’t troops. Diyala province, meanwhile, confirmed it will seek greater autonomy from Baghdad. Also, at least seven Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded in new attacks.