US Drones Used in Turkey Airstrikes; 5 Killed in Other Iraq Violence

US Drones misook civilians for rebels at the border between Turkey and Iraq. The attack, which may have taken place inside Iraqi territory left 35 Turkish Kurds dead and wounded 15 more who were apparently smuggling fuel. Meanwhile, at least five Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded.

More Ba’ath Party Arrests As 9 Iraqis Killed in Attacks

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lauded the mass arrests of suspected Ba’ath Party members, while downplaying obvious criticisms of the operation. Meanwhile, insurgents killed nine Iraqis and wounded 17 more in attacks.. Across, the border in a Kurdish area of Turkey, a female suicide bomber killed three people and wounded twenty others.

US Soldier Dies In Iraq, First American Death In Two Months

At least two Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in the latest attacks. A U.S. soldier also died, but it was in a non-hostile event. Meanwhile, U.S. troops helped locals in Halabja disarm a chemical rocket, and the controversial arrests of several Sunnis following a Shi’ite massacre took odd, new twists.

Tuesday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 68 Wounded

At least five Iraqis were killed and 68 were wounded in new attacks and protest violence. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused fellow politicians of ordering a few recent assassinations. Also, the push to keep U.S. troops in Iraq beyond their year-end withdrawal date may have found some support. Although the Iraqi government has maintained, … Continue reading “Tuesday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 68 Wounded”

Friday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 47 Wounded

Even though the Iraqi government has been insisting, clearly, that it no longer needs U.S. troops in Iraq, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, warned the country’s leaders that they must soon decide if U.S. troops will remain after the end of the year. Meanwhile, at least six Iraqis were … Continue reading “Friday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 47 Wounded”

Monday: 17 Iraqis Killed, 148 Wounded

Some Iraqi soldiers are now expressing an eagerness to see U.S. troops stay past a Dec. 31 deadline. Underscoring their belief that security concerns warrant the extension, at least 17 Iraqis were killed dead and 148 more were wounded across the country. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, secret memos are revealing to the public a link between oil companies and British officials in the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Monday: 11 Iraqis, 1 US Soldier Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded

On the eve of World Water Day, UNICEF reported that Iraq loses about half its water to seepage, leakage, and wastage. Not only is there an obvious human cost to the loss, but the lack of an adequate water supply increases tensions with neighboring countries. Meanwhile, at least 11 Iraqis were killed and 15 others were wounded in violence across the country. A roadside bomb attack also left one American soldier dead in southern Iraq.