At least nine Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded in light violence. Iraqi parliament speaker Iyad al-Samarrai warned that Iraqi jails are in desperate need of reform and criticized the slow implementation of the general pardon.
Back in the United States, a soldier’s mother is suing the federal government for emotional distress and negligence after a letter mailed to her son in Iraq was returned marked “deceased” despite the soldier being alive; her lawyer is investigating whether the mother’s antiwar activities contributed to the mistake.
A judge in Spain is determining whether human rights abuses involving Iranians at Camp Ashraf fall under a Spanish law that would allow him to try the case in Spain. Because no Spaniards were involved it is unlikely that this investigation will proceed.
In Baghdad, a bomb attached to a civilian vehicle killed the driver and injured the passenger.
An unidentified body was found in Makhmour. The young man was shot to death.
A small arms attack in Kirkuk left one servicemember wounded.
A mortar shell and rocket-propelled grenade were found behind a school in Shubat.
The Basra provincial council lifted a four-month-old liquor ban after opponents argued that it violated the rights of non-Muslims.
U.S. forces arrested four people during a raid near Duluiya in Mashrou village.
A weapons cache was found near Kut.
A suicide bomber was arrested near Hilla.