Wednesday: 7 Iraqis Killed

At least seven Iraqis were killed, but no wounded were reported. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government declared the national airlines bankrupt and closed Iraqi Airways a month after Kuwait attempted to confiscate one of their planes in Europe. Kuwait claims it is owed $1.2 billion in reparations for planes and spare parts.

Final election appeals were denied and certification can now move to the Supreme Court.

Iraqi witnesses are reporting a secret women’s prison at Muthanna Iraqi Army base. Children are housed there as well. Iraqis are worried that illegal imprisonment and torture will increase across Iraq after the U.S. withdraws from the country.

Clashes in Sinjar left three policemen dead and eight gunmen arrested.

Kirkuk police found an elderly man hung in his home after they were alerted to a crime in the man’s neighborhood.

In Mosul, two policemen were killed in a blast at a farm. Gunmen killed a police officer as he was shopping. An Iraqi-Kurd joint force arrested three suspects and confiscated their explosives. Fourteen suspects were arrested east of town. One wanted suspect was also detained.

No casualties were reported after a bombing near Tal Afar.

The Iraqi army launched a military operation in Khalis.

Fifteen suspects were arrested in Basra.

The Diyala council asked that the provincial police chief be sacked after an attack last week in Khalis, but they also reserve the right to approve the next one. Relations between the Interior Ministry and politicians in Diyala have been uneasy over the years.

Four Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members were killed in clashes with soldiers in Turkey, and one gunman turned himself in.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.