Abu Ghraib Victims Can Sue Interrogators

In a ruling that could have widespread implications for government contractors overseas, a federal court has concluded that four former Abu Ghraib detainees, who were tortured and later released without charge, can sue the U.S. military contractor who was involved in conducting prisoner interrogations for the Pentagon in Iraq. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, … Continue reading “Abu Ghraib Victims Can Sue Interrogators”

Thursday: 21 Iraqis Killed, 61 Wounded

Updated at 11:00 a.m. EDT, April. 17, 2009 Iraq suffered yet another suicide bombing, this one in Anbar province. Officials contradicted each other over the number of casualties but approximately 21 Iraqis were killed and 61 more were wounded across the country, including the suicide bombing. Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was given a life sentence for the deaths of four Iraqis in his custody.

Tuesday: 1 Iraqi Killed, 10 Wounded

Updated at 8:23 p.m. EDT, Apr. 14, 2008 At least one Iraqi was killed and 10 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported, but stunning testimony was given in the trial of a U.S. soldier accused of murdering two fellow Americans. Also, the Iraqi government reiterated their promise to fold Awakening Council members into mainstream security forces or otherwise find them employment.

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 3 Iraqis Killed; 5 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:59 p.m. EDT, Apr. 13, 2008 Only three Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence today. A U.S. soldier was also killed during an incident near Karbala. In other news, the Islamic State in Iraq has claimed responsibility for last week’s bombing in Mosul that took the lives of five U.S. soldiers.

Sunday: 1 US Soldier, 6 Iraqis Killed; 12 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:48 p.m. EDT, Apr. 12, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Some Christians were able to enjoy the Easter holiday, but many remained at home. Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was killed this morning in Salah ad Din province, and four American soldiers were injured during a separate bomb blast in Taji. Also, Gen. Raymond Odierno says it will be up to the prime minister whether or not U.S. troops will abandon Iraqi cities in June.