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 3:05 p.m. May 10, 2009 U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt dropped in on Iraqi lawmakers to discuss increasing the United States’ role in intelligence gathering even as troops withdraw from the country. Meanwhile, at least four Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, the central government avoided aggravating tensions between the Kurdish Regional Government and themselves by approving the sales of Kurdish oil to foreign clients.
Updated at 7:13 EDT, May 2, 2009 Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a small arms attack Mosul, while attacks in Basra and Fallujah left no American casualties. Meanwhile, at least three Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in those and other attacks. The Dept. of Defense today released the name of a U.S. soldier who died April 10 of an illness.
Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT, Apr. 30, 2009 At least 73 Iraqis were killed and 116 more were wounded in violent attacks. Sadr City and Baghdad suffered the lion’s share of casualties, but as is the norm after such dramatic bombings, reports flooded in from other parts of Iraq. No Coalition deaths were reported, but a U.S. soldier was wounded in Kirkuk when gunmen attack a patrol handing out grants.
Only one Iraqi death was reported on an otherwise busy news day. In Baghdad, officials are demanding an apology from U.S. forces over a botched raid in Kut. Meanwhile, the only confirmation of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi appears to be his picture. Also, a number of people celebrated what would have been Saddam Hussein’s 72nd birthday. There is also a possible loss of life in a bomb blast involving U.S. troops near Baquba.