Updated at 8:49 EST, Dec. 2, 2010
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the U.S. drawdown is making it harder for the U.N. to carry out it’s own operations. Meanwhile, the U.S. military is troubled by the porous Iranian border and lack of functioning security there, which allows for weapons and fighters to stream in. At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in the latest violence. An Arab man of unknown nationality was also killed.
In Baghdad, five people were wounded in a blast in Ghazaliya. A blast at a bus terminal wounded four more people. Three people were wounded in a blast in Jisr Diyala. A U.S. patrol came across an I.E.D. in New Baghdad, but no casualties have been reported. Another bomb in New Baghdad wounded three people. A body was found in Amil.
In Mosul, soldiers shot dead a man throwing a grenade at them. Gunmen killed a woman during a home invasion and shot dead a man outside his home. Three gunmen were killed during an operation; one of them was an Arab foreigner. A sticky bomb blast in Adhamiya wounded one man.
An attack on an army patrol in Jalawla left one officer dead and wounded two others including an officer.
Three policemen were wounded in a roadside blast in Samarra.
Seventeen suspects were detained in Kirkuk.
A suspected al-Qaeda leader was captured in al-Furat al-Aswat.
Three shells struck a U.S. base in Mussayab.
Tal Afar is under a security alert.