Updated at 5:45 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2010
At least four Iraqis were killed and one child was wounded in light violence. Witnesses also reported that a number of U.S. soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Muqdadiya. Meanwhile, Britain’s Iraq war inquiry panel (Chilcot) traveled to the U.S. to investigate the case for the 2003 invasion.
Major General Qassim Atta told reporters in Baghdad that many prisoners released from U.S. prisons, such as the one at Camp Bucca, returned to a life in al-Qaeda.
Two women were killed a child was wounded near Yathrib, when gunmen blew up an Awakening Council (Sahwa) member’s home.
A court in Anbar province sentenced 62 Iraqis to death, while 130 more received other terms, including life in prison.
In Kahlaa, 12 suspects were captured.
A forgery gang was arrested in Tal Afar.
Three suspects were detained in Abu Ghraib.
Three suspects were captured in Tikrit, Jbala, and Umm Otham.
In Saqlawiya, police discovered a large arms cache.