Updated at 7:22 p.m. EDT, Oct. 31, 2009 At least three Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in attacks across Baghdad and Mosul. Security in Mosul was tightened ahead of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s historic visit to the northern city. Kurdish President Massoud Barzani greeted the minister and praised Turkish efforts to address a decades old conflict between the Turkish government and Kurds.
Updated at 8:49 p.m. EDT, Oct. 29, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded in the latest violence even as Iraqi security personnel rounded up colleagues who stand accused of negligence or worse in Sunday’s bloody bomb attacks. One U.S. soldier died of non-combat injuries at Camp Adder. Meanwhile, Kurdish lawmakers walked away from the debate that could resolve the elections law impasse in parliament.
Updated at 5:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2009 A pair of devastating explosions targeting government buildings in Baghdad left 147 dead and 718 wounded just hours before the Iraqi government would again try to solve an elections law impasse. Three U.S. contractors were also wounded. The death toll eclipses that of “Bloody Wednesday” which left over 100 dead two months ago. Only two other Iraqis were reported killed elsewhere.
Updated at 6:48 p.m. EDT, Oct. 21, 2009 At least 13 Iraqis were killed 16 more were wounded in attacks that mostly targeted policemen. In Baghdad, lawmakers again failed to pass an elections law that would govern upcoming national elections. If elections are delayed that in turn could slow the U.S. drawdown.