Tuesday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 6 Wounded

The new government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was sworn in today. News of the breakthrough overshadowed if not dampened reports of violence. At least two Iraqis were killed and six others were wounded in light violence. In the United Kingdom meanwhile, over 200 Iraqis have lost their bid in a British court for a public inquiry into allegations that British soldiers abused them while in detention in Iraq.

Tuesday: 2 US Soldiers, 16 Iraqis Killed; 19 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 6:50 p.m. EDT, Sept. 8, 2010 A Kurdish Iraqi soldier killed two U.S. soldiers in one of four reported attacks on American targets. At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded as well. Meanwhile, six months have passed since national elections, yet the new government has not been selected. Also, looted artifacts are slowly being returned to Iraq.

Sunday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 6 Wounded

Even as the Independent Election Commission of Iraq is conducting a ballot recount in Baghdad, they are also preparing to deliver final vote tallies to the Supreme Court for ratification. Meanwhile, at least three Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in unusually light violence. Also, the U.S. embassy has hired attorneys for indigent Iraqis held in prison; however, Iraqi detainees held by U.S. forces should have long ago been handed over to the Iraqis.

Sunday: 55 Iraqis Killed, 157 Wounded

Updated at 9:46 p.m. EST, March 7, 2010 As predicted Iraq suffered a barrage attacks during the election day, particularly in Baghdad where scores of blasts were heard across the city. At least 54 Iraqis were killed and 140 more were wounded. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates claimed he saw very little election-related violence, but the reports coming from Iraq itself indicate otherwise. Meanwhile, U.S. President Obama congratulated Iraqis on their national vote.

Monday: 1 Iraqi Killed, 6 Wounded

With only days left before Sunday’s national elections, Iraqi officials have confirmed an increase in Iraqi deaths over the last several weeks. Nevertheless, only one Iraqi was killed and six more were wounded in light violence today. Also, Kirkuk could become a battlefield after Sunday’s elections; some politicians would like to see U.S. troops keep the peace there.

Friday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 48 Wounded

Updated at 6:49 p.m. EST, Feb. 26, 2010 At least four Iraqis were killed and 48 more were wounded in prayer day violence. It appears that reporters have returned to Mosul after a brief hiatus. Regular reports of attacks have resumed, perhaps in response to a surge in attacks against Christians. In nearby Suleimaniyah, however, reports are having a difficult time leaking out. Also, three mass graves holding hundreds of children killed during the Saddam era were discovered in Kirkuk.