A string of attacks, mostly around Baghdad, left seven Iraqis dead and 25 more wounded. The worst of them occurred just north of the capital at the home of a Sahwa member in Taji. To the east, residents of Camp Ashraf demanded an end to a fuel ban that could endanger them during the winter.
At least three Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, the U.N. confirmed a significant number of fatalities stemming from last week’s raid on an Iranian dissident camp in Diyala.
Only seven Iraqis were wounded in very light violence; however there are reports coming out of Camp Ashraf that claim 176 Iranians were wounded during a raid on Friday.
At least six Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in light violence. The only reports of attacks came from Baghdad and cities just north of the capital. Meanwhile, A Spanish court opened an investigation into possible crimes against humanity at Camp Ashraf, where thousands of Iranian exiles have established a home. Under its universal jurisdiction doctrine, Spain claims authority in foreign countries where crimes against humanity may have occurred.
At least four Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in lights attacks in the north. Meanwhile, the United States must evaluate policies that could affect Iraq’s relations with Turkey and Iran.
At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in light attacks across central and northern Iraq. Meanwhile, The water minister has warned that Iraq needs to spend over $1 billion to revive its water sector. Also, arrests warrants were issued for PMOI members.
At least eight Iraqis were killed and 39 more were wounded in attacks mostly within Mosul and Baghdad. Activity between Turkish troops and PKK rebels is increasing on the border with Turkey where at least eight have died there and four more were wounded in today’s attacks.
At least three Iraqis were killed and six were wounded in light violence. Also, there are reports that Iranian intelligence officers are in Iraq intimidating former Iranians now living at Camp Ashraf.
Updated at 9:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 15, 2009
Bombs targeted Baghdad governmental institutions today, exactly a week after “Bloody Tuesday” left hundreds dead or wounded. Mosul was equally affected, but those attacks were directed at Christian targets instead. At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 63 more were wounded across the country. The attacks also indirectly affected Camp Ashraf as a number of journalists heading to the immigrant camp were awaiting transport together near a blast site. Also, the ongoing PKK difficulties claimed two more lives in Turkey. Meanwhile, an epidemic of veteran suicides is plaguing soldiers who have returned home only to battle emotional enemies.
Updated at 8:50 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, 2009
At least eight Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest violence. One small attack took place last week, but the delayed account highlights the difficulties in reporting casualties in the war-torn country. Meanwhile, female servicemembers who have returned home to the United States report having difficulties transitioning back into society. Also, Iran says it will try three American hikers who crossed into the country from Iraq, and new details arose from an investigation into the Bloody Tuesday bombings.