Updated at 10:40 p.m. EST, Nov. 11, 2009
Due to the holiday, there is less coverage of Iraqi casualties than normal. Only two Iraqis were reported wounded. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned of increasing violence as January’s national elections draw closer. Also, four former Blackwater Worldwide (now Xe Corp.) revealed a plan to pay off Iraqi officials after a controversial 2007 shooting that left 17 Iraqis dead.
A female hostage was liberated near Diwaniya. Her abductors were captured.
Nineteen Iraqis were arrested for entering the country illegally from Syria.
In Basra province, 21 people were detained.
Three suspects were captured in Fallujah.
A member of parliament asked that concrete barriers be removed from and the tight security be relaxed in Sadr City.
U.S. forces provided a mine detector to Kurdish officials.
Three detainees escaped from a jail in Basra.