At least 17 Iraqis were killed across the country, while seven others were wounded. Also, two more Iranians were reported dead at Camp Ashraf.
As the United States marks the change in mission for Iraq, one American soldier was killed in sniper fire in Tikrit. At least four Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in unusually light violence that could be the result of a media blackout.
Updated at 8:04 p.m. EST, Dec. 11, 2009 At least eight Iraqis were killed and 26 more were wounded in prayer day attacks. U.S. Defense Secretary Gates met with Iraqi officials and U.S. servicemembers during his trip through Iraq. Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that he supported the removal of Saddam Hussein even though the basis for the ourster, weapons of mass destruction, was never found. Also, the Department of Defense announced the Tuesday death of a U.S. Marine from unknown casuses.
Updated at 1:00 p.m. EDT, July 29, 2009 At least eight Iraqis were killed and 119 more were wounded in attacks that included a raid on Camp Ashraf, where perhaps eight Iranians were also killed and 425 more were wounded. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is visiting Iraq, said that some U.S. troops may leave Iraq ahead of schedule and separately offered to mediate in the ongoing Kurd-Arab dispute. Also, the British foreign office warned families of two British hostages that their loved ones are likely dead.
Updated at 10:42 p.m. EDT, July 22, 2009 Violence struck a group of Iranian pilgrims in Diyala province. The attack left five Iranians dead and 37 wounded and was the most significant event of the day. Iraqis fared better only a day after the worst violence in weeks. At least six Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded. Meanwhile, PM Maliki is in the U.S. for talks with President Obama, and a House key committee approved more funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, the U.S. State Department issued a report stating that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is significantly overstaffed.