Due to the Eid al-Adha and Thanksgiving holidays, attack reports are scant. No Iraqi casualties were reported but a U.S. soldier died of non-combat injuries. Meanwhile, hundreds of Iraqis spent the day mourning Saddam Hussein, who was executed on the first day of the Eid in 2006.
Britain’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Jeremy Greenstock, testified at an inquiry that the United States undermined attempts to win international authorization for the Iraq invasion and failed to use the Sept. 11 attacks to strengthen international relations.
U.S. military officials say that attacks in Mosul now average less than four per day and changed in their nature. Gunmen have traded high-profile bombings for political assassinations, drive-by shootings, and smaller pipe bombs. Also, because other sources have dried-up, gunmen are increasingly forced to turn to extortion for financing.
No casualties were reported after a Katyusha rocket attack on a U.S. base near Diwaniya.
In Fallujah, a blast at a garage left no casualties.
Three suspects were arrested near Amara.
Iraqi postmen describe the details of working in an environment were attacks can occur at any moment.