Tuesday: 12 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, a Christian lawmaker called foreign offers of asylum “meddling” in the country’s affairs and instead demanded that Iraq increase protection of the religious minority. Christians, however, aren’t the only Iraqis stressed over their situation. Sunnis, with good reason, fear they are treated unfairly in the court system. Also, a special committee to address problems with implementing the census was formed.

Sunday: 2 US Soldiers, 3 Iraqis Killed; 2 Iraqis Wounded

At least three Iraqis were killed and two more were wounded in new attacks. Also, one U.S. soldier was killed in a small arms attack today, and another U.S. soldier died during physical training on Friday. Thousands of Iraqi pilgrims are making their way. Meanwhile, Iraq has run out of money to pay widow’s benefits and for other poverty alleviation programs.

Saturday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 4 Wounded

At least five Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded in light violence. The Iraqi government credited its formation deal with reduced attacks during Eid al-Adha observances; however, reports are generally lighter during major holidays anyway. An unknown number of casualties were left after clashes in the Karbala area as well.

Friday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 2 Wounded

The only reports of violence came out of Mosul today, where a bomb targeted a convoy carrying three Iraqiya lawmakers. While it did not harm them, the blast killed one bodyguard and injured two others. South of town, gunmen killed a guard working for an oil facility. Meanwhile, Secretary-General of Iraq’s National Chaldean Council demanded self-rule and more protection for Iraqi Christians. News reports are scant this week because of Eid al-Adha observances.

Wednesday: 5 Iraqis Killed; 14 Iraqis, 1 Turk Wounded

At least five Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in new attacks. Turkish man was wounded as well. The prime minister continued to seek foreign support for his return to the premiership for a second term in a row, while his rival is mounting an internal campaign.

Tuesday: 19 Iraqis Killed; 25 Iraqis, 15 Iranians Wounded

Today’s attacks concentrated on police personnel, but one also came close to harming the United Nation’s top envoy to Iraq. At least 19 Iraqis were killed and 25 more were wounded in those and other attacks. As many as 15 Iranian pilgrims were injured as well. Also, an Iraqi general says he will investigate claims that journalists are still being beaten by security personnel.

Monday: US Soldier, 10 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is in Tehran garnering support for his claim to another term as premier while at least 10 Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in new violence back home. Also, one U.S. soldier was killed in a non-combat event in southern Iraq. The Pentagon is asking news outlets to ignore, … Continue reading “Monday: US Soldier, 10 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded”

Sunday: 17 Iraqis Killed, 16 Wounded

Another dramatic gold store robbery occurred in Baghdad today. Authorities believe that insurgents are attacking gold and jewelry stores in order to support their activities. At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded there and across northern Iraq. Also, Awakening Council leaders are denying reports that hundreds of their fighters have defected to al-Qaeda.