Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated on the seventh anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, but violence itself remained light. At least three Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded. Also, foreigner of unknown nationality was wounded in Baghdad. Meanwhile, the Islamic State of Iraq militant group took responsibility for a deadly triple bombing targeting foreign embassies last Sunday but also denied any connection for a coordinated attack against apartment buildings just two days later.
Updated at 7:00 p.m. EST, Jan. 6, 2010 As Iraq celebrated Army Day, which honors the founding of the country’s army 89 years ago, at least nine Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in several incidents. One U.S. soldier died from combat-related injuries while on patrol in Baghdad as well. In the U.K., … Continue reading “Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 9 Iraqis Killed; 18 Iraqis Wounded”
Updated at 8:16 p.m. EDT, Oct. 16, 2009 Although few attacks were reported this prayer day, a significant bombing in Tal Afar shot the casualty toll over a hundred. At least 18 Iraqis were killed and 97 were wounded there and in attacks in nearby Mosul. Meanwhile, Sadrists held a primary election to choose candidates for January’s national elections. Also, a former U.S. contractor plead guilty to abusive sexual contact after being accused of jumping and fondling a woman at an airbase in Iraq.