Wednesday: 3 Iraqis, 1 Syrian Killed; 4 Iraqis Wounded

The new Iraqi cabinet met for the first time today to begin working on the challenges facing Iraq. Iraqis, however, are wary of this new government and some believe that incompetent people were given cabinet posts as political favors. In light violence, at least three Iraqis and a Syrian man were killed, while four others were wounded.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed one soldier and wounded three others during an attack at an Allawi checkpoint. A sticky bomb in Doura critically wounded an employee of the health ministry.

A female body was discovered in al-Bayati.

Gunmen in Mosul killed a policeman. A Syrian was killed during a military operation. He was accused of being an Islamic State of Iraq leader and carried Syrian identity papers .

Thirty-five suspects were arrested across Missan province.

Two weapons caches were found in Kirkuk. Ten suspects were arrested.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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