At least seven Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded in violence today. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in southern Iraq. Officials did not give details, but the death may have occurred during a bombing near Najaf. Four activists who were released on bail yesterday held a press conference today and said they … Continue reading “Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 7 Iraqis Killed; 16 Iraqis Wounded”
The deaths of five U.S. troops eclipsed the deaths of at least 26 Iraqis. Another 47 more were wounded in the latest violence. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki back-pedaled from his threats to fire ministers if they were unable to implement significant changes by tomorrow’s 100-day deadline. Five U.S. soldiers were killed during a rocket … Continue reading “Monday: 5 US soldiers, 26 Iraqis Killed; 47 Iraqis Wounded”
At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 41 more were wounded in new attacks. Meanwhile, several news stories concerning Iraq fears over their conditions and government filled the headlines.
Without admitting a need for continued U.S. military presence in Iraq or that he would prefer American troops stay past a Dec. 31 withdrawal date, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki backtracked from previous statements against mission extension and opened the door to such discussions. He now says he will only ask for an extension if there is strong support across Iraq’s political blocs. Meanwhile, light violence left two Iraqis dead and 16 wounded across central and northern Iraq.
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”
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met with Admiral Michael Mullen in Baghdad and reiterated his belief that Iraq’s military is prepared to take over when the last U.S. soldier leaves at the end of the year. Meanwhile, at least eight Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded.
At least three Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in new violence. Meanwhile the Council of Ministers honored the victims of a chemical massacre in Halabja 23 years ago during a minute-long observance today.
Updated at 5:08 p.m. EST, Mar. 10, 2011 At least eight Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. Again, almost all reported attacks were in the capital. Protests also continue, much to the chagrin of the prime minister who went on the defensive today.
At least three Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded in light violence. The day was also marked by light protests, and some demonstrators may have suffered from beatings.
At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded in newly reported violence. Only one of a small number of attacks was significant, and it was the cause of most of today’s casualties.