At least six Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in attacks across the country. A series of brazen jewelry heists troubled Fallujah, where robbers may have been seeking funds to continue miltant efforts.Also, the United Nations has asked Iraq to ratify a convention against torture.
President Barack Obama nominated James Jeffrey, who currently serves as U.S. ambassador to Turkey, to replace Christopher Hill as Iraq ambassador. Also, some Iraqi officials fear that their needs will be set aside as Gen. Petraeus focuses his efforts on Afghanistan.
Gunmen robbed jewelry stores in Fallujah, where they killed four people, possibly the jewelers, and wounded at least one other person. Army personnel defused a bomb in connection with the robberies. Police prevented photojournalists from taking pictures of the scene.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded five more.
Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded in an I.E.D. blast in Khanaqin.
In Abu Ghraib, two civilians were wounded in a twin blast.
A Sahwa commander died in a Muqdadiya jail. Police said he died of natural causes after two months in detention.
In Basra, police liberated a hostage and arrested six suspects.
Five suspects were arrested in Baquba.
Clashes erupted in Suwayra, where police were able to arrest two suspects.
An al-Qaeda operative escaped from a Balad jail.
Ten Iraqi asylum-seekers deported from Britain remain in custody in Baghdad.