40 Killed Across Iraq, Police Recruits Targeted

A large blast rocked Baghdad today, killing 20 police recruits and policemen. The attack, which occurred near the heavily fortified Interior Ministry, may have been a message to the Maliki government. However, it wasn’t the only violence targeting policemen. At least 40 Iraqis were killed and 42 more were wounded overall. Many of those victims were either security personal or their informants.

Iraq Court Believes Evidence Against Hashemi; Attacks Against Police Continue

Iraq’s top court gave an unbinding opinion on Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi’s terrorism charges. Meanwhile, Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf are voluntarily relocating to Camp Liberty. Also, during a scan in Falluja, radioactive materials were found. At least 12 Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded in new violence. The Iraqi Supreme Judicial … Continue reading “Iraq Court Believes Evidence Against Hashemi; Attacks Against Police Continue”

Iraqiya Drops Boycott of Parliament

The Iraqiya party said its members will soon return to their posts in the Iraqi parliament, a move that may reduce political and sectarian tensions. However, the announcement did not come soon enough for the 11 Iraqis who were killed in new attacks today. Another 31 people were wounded.

Iraqi VP Accused of Financing Assassination Attempt on PM

As the last U.S. troops left Iraq for Kuwait, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused his vice president of financing an assassination attempt at the premier. At least seven Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in the most recent violence.

Monday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 10 Wounded

Updated at 10:27 p.m. EST, Feb. 15, 2010 At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in light violence, some of which struck out at election candidates. Meanwhile, the controversy of an elections ban that threatens to destabilize the country continues to dominate the headlines. Also, there was new testimony at a British inquiry into the death of an Iraqi hotel worker at the hands of British troops.