Updated at 10:54 p.m. EDT, May 5, 2011 A significant blast targeting police just south of Baghdad left scores dead or wounded. At least 40 Iraqis were killed and 100 more were wounded in this and other attacks across the country. New developments concerning the Arab League summit meeting and the P.M.O.I. arose as well.
At least 24 Iraqis were killed and 53 more were wounded. Targeted assassination continued in Baghdad and elsewhere, but a large blast occurred in the capital as well. Meanwhile, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said a recent meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki left him believing that a small force of U.S. troops needs to remain after 2011.
At least 22 Iraqis were killed and 27 more were wounded in a bombing and several targeted assassinations. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed during operations yesterday, making April the deadliest month for American troops November 2009. Meanwhile, parliament approved $400 million to compensate Americans used as human shields during the 1990-91 Gulf War.