Updated at 10:33 p.m. EDT, Mar. 22, 2010
At least five Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest violence. The State of Law and Iraqiya parties have apparently begun the process of creating a new government. Because neither party achieved a majority victory, they are forced to ask smaller parties to join them. This is expected to be a long, difficult process.
Two Sadr City municipal officials were killed in a small arms attack.
Gunmen killed two policemen in Radwaniya.
In Mosul, an electrician was killed in a small arms attack.
Joint U.S. and Iraqi teams captured six al-Qaeda suspects in separate operations near Baghdad and Mosul.
Twenty-six suspects were detained in Balad Ruz.
Nineteen suspects were arrested in Basra province.
Two al-Qaeda suspects were captured in Suwayra.
A Syrian man was detained near the border at Waleed. He was carrying arms and drugs.
Diyala province began integrating 18,000 Awakening Council (Sahwa) into regular security forces.