At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 33 more were wounded across Iraq today. Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) announced a three-day long ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Thanks to Eid al-Fitr observances, violence seemingly took a holiday. Only four Iraqis were reported killed over the last pair of days. Another 12 were wounded.
Updated at 8:55 p.m. EDT, Sept. 9, 2010 Iraqis are awaiting the sighting of the crescent moon that will mark the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Although security forces are concerned this may trigger an increase in violence, so far attacks have remained light. At least eight Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded.
Updated at 6:26 p.m. EDT, Sept. 8, 2010 As the Eid al-Fitr holiday draws near, small attacks are on the upswing. At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 67 more were wounded in the latest violence. Also, the first group of American soldiers deployed under Operation New Dawn have arrived in Iraq.
Updated at 8:58 p.m. EDT, Sept. 20, 2009 One American soldier was killed and 12 more where injured when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed at the Balad Air Base during bad weather. At least two Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded in other violence.