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.
A roadside bomb killed an Awakening Council leader and his driver as they were traveling to a hunting area near Taji.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded a policeman. A civilian was wounded during a bombing that targeted a U.S. patrol. A nine-year-old child was killed in crossfire between gunmen and Iraqi army personnel. Also, a civilian was killed and seven others were wounded during an explosion apparently set off by U.S. personnel who detonated a found bomb.
A farmer was wounded in Makhmour when an I.E.D. exploded.
Eleven more suspects were rounded-up during a continuing operation in Diyala province.
Twenty-one suspects were detained in Basra province during continuing operations there. A number of vehicles were also seized.
Dhi Qar police arrested a man they say is a Sadrist leader and terrorist, but a Sadrist media official said the man was merely a carpenter.
U.S. forces released 78 detainees from Camp Cropper. Three of them are under 18-years-old. A U.S.-Iraqi security agreement obligates the U.S. to release all Iraqis in custody; however, any detainees who are still suspected of crimes are to be handed over to Iraqi authorities.