Wednesday: 24 Iraqis Killed, 29 Wounded

Updated at 7:48 p.m. EDT, Sept. 15, 2010 In what may turn out to be the first controversial event of Operation New Dawn, Iraqi and U.S. troops conducted a joint raid that left nearly a dozen civilians dead or wounded. The raid is already stirring up criticism and will likely lead to a drawn-out investigation by the U.S. military. This is the second raid this week in which Americans participated alongside Iraqis despite the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops last month. Overall, at least 24 Iraqis were killed and 29 were wounded there and across Iraq. Two other attacks against U.S. targets left no casualties.

Monday: 16 Iraqis Killed, 43 Wounded

Updated at 10:47 p.m. EDT, March 15, 2010 Attacks in Sunni areas of Iraq and in Mosul overshadowed election news. At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded across the country. Meanwhile, the U.S. prison in Taji and its 2,900 Iraqi detainees were handed over to Iraqi authorities. Also, a Shi’ite group that held a British hostage for over two years denied any claims of abuse.

Thursday: 17 Iraqis Killed, 82 Wounded

Early voting began today, and so election-related attacks heightened. At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 82 more were wounded in poll violence across the country. Those who cannot vote on Sunday were encouraged to take advantage of today’s special polling. They include about 850,000 security personnel, prisoners and hospital patients.