At least eight Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in new violence, while two mass graves were discovered in Diyala province. Back in Germany, an Iraqi defector codenamed Curveball has admitted to lying about weapons of mass destruction. A lie that lead to the Iraq war.
Updated at 1:49 p.m. EST, March 28, 2010 At least 82 Iraqis were killed and 102 more were wounded in what would have been an otherwise quiet prayer day if not for a deadly bomb attack in Khalis. Meanwhile, final results from national elections trickled out during the evening hours in Baghdad. Also, the Ministry of Human Rights reported that 84 mass graves were discovered last year in Baghdad and Diyala provinces. The graves in question appear to all date from after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
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.
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.