Updated at 5:31 p.m. EDT, June 11, 2009 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that attacks could increase as a US pullout date approaches. In today’s violence at least 11 Iraqis were killed and 29 more were wounded. An American soldier was wounded alongside a number of the Iraqis.
Updated at 8:48 p.m EDT, June 5, 2009 Two U.S. soldiers were reported killed on an otherwise quiet prayer day in which only one Iraqi was reported killed and three Iraqis were wounded.
At least 37 people were killed in the latest incidents. Thirty-three of those were suspected militants killed during raids. An unknown number of villagers in Iraqi Kurdistan were wounded along with five Iraqis elsewhere. Meanwhile, the U.N. announced a change in the treatment of refugees from southern and western Iraq thanks to improved conditions. Also, three South Korean soldiers were convicted of seeking bribes while stationed in Iraq. And, Iraqi Kurdistan announced regional elections will take place on July 25.