Monday: 1 Iraqi Killed, 6 Wounded

With only days left before Sunday’s national elections, Iraqi officials have confirmed an increase in Iraqi deaths over the last several weeks. Nevertheless, only one Iraqi was killed and six more were wounded in light violence today. Also, Kirkuk could become a battlefield after Sunday’s elections; some politicians would like to see U.S. troops keep the peace there.

Friday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 48 Wounded

Updated at 6:49 p.m. EST, Feb. 26, 2010 At least four Iraqis were killed and 48 more were wounded in prayer day violence. It appears that reporters have returned to Mosul after a brief hiatus. Regular reports of attacks have resumed, perhaps in response to a surge in attacks against Christians. In nearby Suleimaniyah, however, reports are having a difficult time leaking out. Also, three mass graves holding hundreds of children killed during the Saddam era were discovered in Kirkuk.

Sunday: 2 US Pilots, 10 Iraqis Killed; 20 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:34 p.m. EST, Feb. 21, 2010 At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in various attacks across Iraq. Two U.S. helicopter pilots were killed during a hard landing at a base in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, analysts wonder what the withdrawal of a key Sunni group from March elections will mean for Iraq, and whether it will re-ignite the sectarian bloodshed..

Thursday: 1 US Soldier, 3 Iraqis Killed; 8 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:07 p.m. EST, Feb. 11, 2010 Hundreds of former Blackwater security guards have until Sunday to leave Iraq in a clear act of retribution for the dismissal of a U.S. court case against the company. The Iraqi government, meanwhile, also complained about former PM Allawi’s “dangerous” statements about civil war. At least three Iraqis were killed and eight were wounded in light violence, while a U.S. soldier died of injuries received in a non-combat incident.

Monday: 54 Iraqis Killed, 106 Wounded; Chemical Ali Executed

Updated at 8:34 p.m. EST, Jan. 25, 2010 Chemical Ali was executed for genocide and crimes against humanity today. In Baghdad, three suicide bombs that exploded shortly before news became public could have been in retaliation for the execution. Not including Chemical Ali, at least 50 Iraqis were killed there and elsewhere. Another 104 Iraqis were wounded. Meanwhile, a controversial bomb detector will be kept in service, and a number of Iraqi candidates accused of ties to the Ba’ath Party will be allowed to run in March elections.

Sunday: 19 Iraqis Killed, 9 Wounded

At least 19 Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded in the latest attacks. The casualty figures include eight victims found in a mass grave. Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered a probe into the purchase of ADE 651 bomb detectors from a British company.

Tuesday: No Iraqi Casualties Reported

No reports of violence escaped Iraq today; however, there were other important news stories. Among them, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill promises that he is not in Arbil to encourage Kurds to make concessions to the Arab-led central government. Meanwhile, Iraq is cracking down on shops that sell military and police uniforms. Also, Amnesty International has asked for a halt the increasing passage of death sentences.

Sunday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

At least seven Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in light violence. In other news, an Iraqi court handed "Chemical Ali" his fourth death sentence, and former F.M. Tariq Aziz has suffered a massive stroke. Also, the Iraq (Chilcot) Inquiry fill feature a very revealing letter during testimony this week. Chemical Ali has … Continue reading “Sunday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded”

Monday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded

Updated at 8:48 p.m. EST, Jan. 11, 2010 At least three Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in light violence. Among them is one election employee, only one of several who have suffered thanks to their connection to the March poll. Security officials are focused today on two Saddam-era mass graves hundreds of … Continue reading “Monday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded”

Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 9 Iraqis Killed; 18 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:00 p.m. EST, Jan. 6, 2010 As Iraq celebrated Army Day, which honors the founding of the country’s army 89 years ago, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in several incidents. One U.S. soldier died from combat-related injuries while on patrol in Baghdad as well. In the U.K., … Continue reading “Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 9 Iraqis Killed; 18 Iraqis Wounded”