Updated at 10:20 EST, Nov. 9, 2009 Iraq is awaiting the presidential commission’s approval of Jan. 21 as the date for the next national election. Yesterday’s passing of a contentious elections law was necessary before a polling timetable could be set. Meanwhile, at least five Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded across Iraq. Also, three U.S. servicemembers were killed. three U.S. servicemembers were killed.
At least eight Iraqis were killed and 19 were wounded, mostly during a mortar attack in southern Baghdad. A U.S. Marine was killed in a non-combat incident in Anbar province as well. Also, a day after a suicide attack in Anbar province, there is still confusion as to exactly how many died.
Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, Mar. 31, 2009 A suicide bomber in Mosul took the lion’s share of today’s casualties. Overall, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and 58 more were wounded across the country. A U.S. Marine died Tuesday in a non-combat incident as well. Meanwhile, Iraq has implemented the use of unmanned aircraft to monitor the borders. Also, falling oil income has put a crimp in government spending.