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.
Updated at 8:29 p.m. EST, Feb. 25, 2010
At least six Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in the latest violence. A blast in Fallujah could increase those figures as details about the bombing emerge later. Meanwhile, a leading Sunni party has decided to participate in next month’s elections despite the barring of one of its most popular members.
The first official boycott of March 7 elections was called when MP Mutlaq took himself and his party out of the running. The prayer day was otherwise fairly quiet with only two Iraqis having been reported killed while a third Iraqi was wounded. Also, Iraq has rejected international calls to end its death penalty.
Updated at 10:27 p.m. EST, Feb. 15, 2010
At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in light violence, some of which struck out at election candidates. Meanwhile, the controversy of an elections ban that threatens to destabilize the country continues to dominate the headlines. Also, there was new testimony at a British inquiry into the death of an Iraqi hotel worker at the hands of British troops.
Updated at 7:40 p.m. EST, Jan. 15, 2010 At least 33 Iraqis were killed and 127 more were wounded in today’s attacks. Among them was a multiple bomb attack in the holy city of Najaf. Meanwhile, a former Iraqi leader criticized the controversial decision to ban 500 Iraqis from running in March elections. Former Iraqi … Continue reading “Thursday: 33 Iraqis Killed, 127 Wounded”
Updated at 7:39 p.m. EST, Jan. 12, 2010 A massive security sweep in Baghdad has suppressed other news reporting in Iraq. The operation, which government officials say was against a bomb plot, even drowned out the stunning assessment that Dutch involvement in the Iraq War was illegal. The much-awaited testimony of former Tony Blair insider … Continue reading “Tuesday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 6 Wounded; Massive Security Sweep”
A civil suit thought to be settled may not be over for Blackwater Worldwide. Some Iraqi families want more compensation for deaths and injuries caused by the companies contractors. Meanwhile, at least two Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in new attacks. An Iraqi civilian injured in the deadly 2007 Blackwater shootout has … Continue reading “Sunday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded”
Updated at 4:50 p.m. EST, Jan 8, 2010 At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in the latest attacks; however, the Accountability and Justice Committee’s decision to ban several lists yesterday could foreshadow a larger increase in violence than was previously expected. Accusations continue to fly since the decision was announced. … Continue reading “Friday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 12 Wounded”