Updated at 7:49 p.m. EST, Nov. 29, 2009
The Eid al-Adha holiday continued without any major incidents; nonetheless, at least four Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded across the country. Also, a U.S. soldier died of non-combat injuries south of Baghdad.
A mysterious new satellite channel lauding Saddam Hussein began broadcasting on the first day of the al-Adha holiday. Saddam was executed three years ago on the same date, according to the Islamic calendar. Flattering images and Saddam speeches are the bulk of the channel’s programming and there is fear this could increase sectarian tensions ahead of a national vote.
A blast in Ghalbiyah killed one Sahwa member and wounded two others.
One civilian was killed and another was injured during a bomb attack in Saif Sa’ad.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed a municipal councilman in Ghazaliya. A taxi driver was strangled in Bayaa; two men were arrested after they were stopped driving his cab. Last night in Ghazaliya, a bomb wounded two civilians.
Three members of a family were wounded during a blast in Khanaqin. They had recently moved back into their home after having fled it previously.
In Mosul, attacks may go unreported of late, but one judge is still worried by the constant death threats, stacks of cases, and even overly enthusiastic security personnel.
Police caught the suspected leader of the al-Yawm al-Mawoud (Judgment Day) brigade in Amara.
A wanted man was captured in Souz.
Three suspects were arrested in Qaya.
Eight suspects were detained in Baquba.
Five suspects were apprehended across Basra province.