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 Mosul, gunmen killed two civilians in western Mosul. In an eastern neighborhood, a police colonel was shot to death. Two civilians were wounded in an explosion.
In Baghdad, a bomb attached to a civilian vehicle killed the driver and injured the passenger.
Gunmen attacked an Abu Ghraib currency exchange where they killed three people. Two suspects were captured as they were trying to kill a citizen.
An unidentified body was discovered in Saidiya, where two al-Qaeda suspects were also arrested.
An unidentified body was found in Makhmour. The young man was shot to death.
Three Sahwa were injured during an attack on their checkpoint in Garma. Two policeman were wounded at a second checkpoint. The town is now under a curfew. A late-evening blast left no casualties.
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.