Updated at 8:55 p.m. EDT, July 19, 2009 At least four Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in a light day of violence. A U.S. Marine was killed in combat in Anbar province. So far, no outright attacks against Shi’ite pilgrims have been reported; however, a blast in Numaniya reminded pilgrims to stay alert to trouble as they head home from Baghdad.
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.
At least two Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest violence; however, no reports came out of Mosul where attacks occur on a daily basis. One U.S. Marine was killed in a non-combat incident.