Only one Iraqi was killed and two more were injured in unusually light violence. Meanwhile, during a speech to the Security Council, U.N. envoy to Iraq, Ad Melkert, warned that the political deadlock is harming infrastructure and services in the fragile country.
After spending six years imprisoned on charges of draining the marshlands to punish Shi’ite rebels, a top Saddam associate, Khamis Sirhan al-Muhammadi, was freed because of a lack of sufficient evidence.
Police in Kirkuk arrested a man driving a car belonging to a dead man whose body was found in a sheep market.
In Mosul, two bombs planted on a car at the provincial building were defused.
An armed cell was captured in Anbar.
In Turkey, 22 people were arrested, including several officials, for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers Party.