Friday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 83 Wounded

Updated at 8:25 p.m. EST, Dec. 25, 2009 At least 27 Iraqis were killed and 83 more were wounded in both Ashura-related violence and other attacks. In northern Iraq, Shabaks and Christians fought over decorations at a church. Meanwhile, a controversial rule that would punish pregnant soldiers was dropped when the U.S. military issued new … Continue reading “Friday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 83 Wounded”

Friday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 4 Wounded; Mass Grave Found

Updated at 10:15 p.m. EST, Dec. 18, 2009 Iranian troops briefly entered a disputed border area of Iraq and seized an oil well. No fighting was reported there, but two Iraqis were killed and four others were wounded elsewhere in Iraq. Iraqi investigators have finished excavating a mass grave containing 185 Kurds that dates to the Saddam era. Meanwhile, Admiral Michael Mullen visited troops near Nasariya, and Iraq war vets are finding organic farming to be great therapy in California. In the United Kingdom, the families of two men who were kidnapped in Iraq two years ago asked for their safe return; the bodies of three colleagues were returned earlier this year.

Thursday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 14 Wounded

Updated at 7:19 p.m. EST, Dec. 17, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, Iraq politicians are asking candidates in next year’s national elections to avoid politicizing recent security lapses. Also, Iraqi militants have apparently used an inexpensive computer program to hack into U.S. military drone feeds.

Wedneday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 8:22 p.m. EST, Dec. 2, 2009 At least three Iraqis were killed and 18 were wounded in violence across central Iraq. Most of the wounded were from a previously reported incident, but the casualty figures were revised. The rest of the wounded and one of the dead were from a U.S. attack on a Kurdish security force in Diyala.

Monday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 15 Wounded

Updated at 6:59 p.m. EST, Nov. 30 2009 The Health Ministry reported the lowest casualty figures since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. According to their figures, less than 100 Iraqis were killed in November; howver, at least four Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded, many after the release of those results. The Eid al-Adha winds down today, so reports should normalize in the next day or so.

Saturday: 11 Iraqis Wounded

The continuing Eid al-Adha holiday may be limiting reporting from Iraq, but it has not stopped acrimonious reflection on the political process in the country. A compromise on the elections law debate is awaiting Kurdish approval. At least 11 Iraqis were wounded in attacks across central and northern Iraq.

Thursday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 54 Wounded

Updated at 8:10 p.m. EST, Nov. 26, 2009 On the eve of Eid al-Adha, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 54 more wounded. The holiday, which commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, is set to begin Friday for Sunnis and Saturday for Shi’ites.

Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

Updated at 8:55 p.m. EST, Nov. 24, 2009 The Independent High Electoral Commission warned that it would not set a new election date until the debate over the elections law is over. At least six Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in light violence.

Tuesday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 25 Wounded

Updated at 8:24 p.m. EST, Nov. 17, 2009 At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 25 more were wounded in new attacks. Perhaps in hope of further reducing violence, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered security forces to allow citizens to keep one piece of light arms in their homes.

Saturday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 7 Wounded

At least four Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, Turkey announced a number of reforms that will give Kurdish citizens more rights. The plan must be approved by parliament. Also, the United Kingdom is investigating whether British troops colluded with U.S. soldiers in torturing Iraqi citizens.