Iraq Calls on Turkish Envoy, Demands End To Bombardment

Although the focus remains on Turkish and Iranian bombardment of Iraqi Kurdistan, deadly violence took place further south. In particular, Anbar province was the scene of several attacks. Overall, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 39 more were wounded across the country.

Five Iraqis Killed, Four Wounded As al-Qaeda in Iraq Vows to Increase Attacks

At least five Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded in very light violence as al-Qaeda in Iraq has vowed to increase attacks. Meanwhile, Turkey and Iran could be gearing up for more extensive operations in northern Iraq.

Monday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 52 Wounded

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 52 others were wounded in the latest violence. Iranian shelling killed two Iraqi civilians and wounded three more in Sidakan. Hundreds of residents have had to abandon their homes and seek shelter from the fighting between Iranian forces and Party of a Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebels.

Sunday: 17 Iraqis Killed, 6 Wounded

At least 17 Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in Sunday’s attacks. Meanwhile, members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) are accused of killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two other people during an attack in eastern Turkey. Meanwhile, K.A.R. President Massoud Barzani warned Iran against shelling border areas. The attacks target Party For A Free Life In Kurdistan (PJAK) rebels who, like the PKK, hide in northern Iraq and share the same goal of an independent Kurdistan.

Thursday: 37 Iraqis Killed, 110 Wounded

Three bomb blasts rattled the northern city of Kirkuk just days after U.S. troops handed over a provincial base to their Iraqi counterparts and a day after the highest ranking al-Qaeda leader was captured in Samarra. At least 37 Iraqis were killed and 110 more were wounded in those attacks and others across the country.