Updated at 4:52 p.m. EDT, Aug. 25, 2010 A two-hour long multiple attack against Iraq’s fragile security forces took place in major cities throughout Iraq, leaving no region untouched. At least 92 Iraqis were killed and 379 more were wounded in the apparently coordinated attacks. Although security personnel were the focus of the violence, many civilians were caught up in the mayhem as well. The bloodiest attacks took place in relatively quiet Kut and in the capital. Meanwhile, a member of the Iraqiya list, which won the most seats in parliament, called for an emergency session to discuss today’s development. A similar day of violence in Baghdad last August was dubbed “Bloody Wednesday.” Today’s attacks may have left less casualties in their wake, but the reach of the attacks — from Basra to Ninewa to Diyala and Anbar, with Baghdad in the middle — was astouding by any measure.
At least five Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Two U.S. servicemembers were wounded as well, during a raid in Anbar province that netted a suspected explosives expert. Military officials, meanwhile, pondered the long term abilities of the Iraqi air force. Also, a Navy SEAL was cleared of charges in a detainee abuse case.
Updated at 5:12 p.m. EDT, April, 8, 2010 At least nine Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded in new attacks. Also, two U.S. soldiers were killed and five more were wounded during combat operations in northern Iraq yesterday. Meanwhile, U.S. Central Command said there are no plans to reopen an investigation into a 2007 helicopter attack that left two Reuters journalists dead.
At least nine Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded in attacks across northern Iraq. One U.S. soldier was killed and two others were wounded during a mortar attack on a base in Diyala province. Another U.S. soldier died of non-combat causes in Ninewa province.
PHOENIX, Arizona — While investigators probe for a motive behind the mass shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas Thursday, in which an army psychiatrist is suspected of killing 13 people, military personnel at the base are in shock as the incident "brings the war home." "Fort Hood is pretty much a ghost … Continue reading “‘War Comes Home’ with Ft. Hood Shootings”
I have opposed the Iraq war since before it began, but it only became personal for me about a year and a half ago, on April 29, 2008. I remember the moment well. I had flipped open the Washington Post and there, on the front page, was a color photo of a 2-year-old Iraqi boy … Continue reading “Epitaph on Empire”
Updated at 9:03 p.m. EDT, Sept. 8, 2009 The recent surge in violence has now left four U.S. soldiers dead in separate attacks. At least 17 Iraqis were also killed and 46 more were wounded. The Iraqi army had to intervene in one bombing when relatives of the dead staged a revenge attack on a neighboring village. Also, Turkish soldiers clashed with the PKK in southeastern Turkey.
Updated at 8:05 p.m. EDT, July 27, 2009 At least nine Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest attacks, while four U.S. soldiers were injured in a vehicular accident north of Kirkuk. A small amount of violence has followed the election in the Kurdish Autonomous Region, some of it apparently “celebratory.”
Updated at 6:50 p.m. EDT, July 26, 2009 At least 26 Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in today’s attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported, but former soldiers described the conditions that likely contributed to the high amount of violent crimes attributed to a group of Iraq veterans. Separately, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that U.S. soldiers are allowed to defend themselves in attacks. Meanwhile, some Iraqis are finding it difficult to legally immigrate to the U.S. because of the “broad language” used in the Patriot Act. Also, polls closed peacefully in the Kurdish Autonomous Region.
Updated at 5:13 p.m. EDT, Apr. 10, 2001 Five U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb blast in Mosul that left dozens of Iraqis casualties aswell. At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 84 more were wounded across the country, mostly in the Mosul blast.