Updated at 8:48 p.m EDT, June 5, 2009 Two U.S. soldiers were reported killed on an otherwise quiet prayer day in which only one Iraqi was reported killed and three Iraqis were wounded.
Updated at 7:15 p.m. EDT, June 4, 2009 At least two Iraqis were killed and 24 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in a Kirkuk province grenade attack, while a second U.S. soldier was wounded during an attack in Fallujah. Meanwhile, Romanian forces formally ended their mission during a ceremony attended by Romanian president Traian Basescu in Nasariya.
Updated at 9:30 p.m. EDT, May 28, 2009 At least four Iraqis were killed and four were wounded in two reported attacks. Although other attacks occurred, they failed to produce more casualties. A number of other events, however, did make the newswires, including an air strike by Turkey on PKK targets.
Updated at 5:50 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and another nine were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition troops deaths were reported, but a British employee of a security firm was killed in Hilla. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called for a reduction in power-sharing pacts between Shi’ites and minority groups.
update at 3:25 p.m. EDT, May 6, 2009 At least 20 Iraqis were killed and 84 others were wounded in the latest violence. A massive bombing at a market in Baghdad was tempered by the failure of a second bomb to detonate. More bombs blasted victims elsewhere in Baghdad and in cities to the north of the capital. No Coalition deaths were reported.
Updated at 6:57 p.m. EDT, April 30, 2009 At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 25 more were wounded in violence that closed out the deadliest month of the year so far. Two U.S. soldiers were reported killed in Amara, but the incident has not been confirmed yet. Meanwhile, British troops handed over control of Basra to U.S. forces. Also, a U.S. soldier was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a fellow soldier.