Sunday: 2 US Soldiers, 17 Iraqis Killed; 33 Iraqis Wounded

Two U.S. soldiers were killed during operations in northern Iraq, bringing June’s tally to 11 dead, the highest since May 2009. At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 33 more were wounded in other violence. Meanwhile, an Iraqi court gave a life sentence to Hasna Ali Yahya, the widow of former al-Qaeda leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, for giving support to the organization.

Friday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 31 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and 31 more were wounded in new attacks. An unknown number of people were also wounded during clashes that broke out in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. Meanwhile, Kaitab Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a Monday attack that left five U.S. troops dead.

Monday: 5 US soldiers, 26 Iraqis Killed; 47 Iraqis Wounded

The deaths of five U.S. troops eclipsed the deaths of at least 26 Iraqis. Another 47 more were wounded in the latest violence. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki back-pedaled from his threats to fire ministers if they were unable to implement significant changes by tomorrow’s 100-day deadline. Five U.S. soldiers were killed during a rocket … Continue reading “Monday: 5 US soldiers, 26 Iraqis Killed; 47 Iraqis Wounded”

Sunday: 29 Iraqis, 2 US Soldiers Killed; 108 Iraqis Wounded

A series of bomb attacks in and around Baghdad unnerved Iraqis just as the British mission in Iraq came to a close Sunday. Many of the bombs targeted police and other security forces. Some of them exploded simultaneously even though they were miles apart. At least 29 Iraqis were killed and 108 more were wounded in those and other attacks. Also, two U.S. soldiers were killed and three more were wounded when a bomb exploded near them in Baghdad. A U.S. convoy in Wassit province was targeted too, but no casualties were reported.

Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed; 27 Iraqis Wounded

At least 22 Iraqis were killed and 27 more were wounded in a bombing and several targeted assassinations. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed during operations yesterday, making April the deadliest month for American troops November 2009. Meanwhile, parliament approved $400 million to compensate Americans used as human shields during the 1990-91 Gulf War.

Saturday: 2 US Soldiers, 9 Iraqis Killed; 6 Iraqis Wounded

At least nine Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in light violence. Two U.S. soldiers were killed during operations in southern Iraq as well. Although there were no large-scale attacks reported, a spate of shootings in the capital targeted government or security officials. Also, protests continued in at least two cities.