At least five Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest violence. If the injured were taken to one of the country’s hospitals, they might have found a deadly lack of training and supplies. Meanwhile, the United States continues to hope that Iraq will soon ask for the continued presence of troops.
The Islamic State of Iraq pledged to support Ayman al-Zawahri, al-Qaeda’s second in command, and stage more attacks. Also, Abu Ayyub al-Masri‘s widow will be hanged Wednesday despite claims that she did not know he was the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
In Baghdad, an attack on a police official traveling in Firdous Sq. killed his bodyguard and left six others wounded. Two people were wounded in Doura, while another three were wounded near a market in Ghadier. An ISCI employee was killed in a blast in Husseiniya. Last night, a liquor store owner was wounded and his shop destroyed by a bomb blast. Mortars fell on Baghdad Airport but no casualties were reported.
Seven people were wounded in a blast in Sadr City.
A bomb wounded a teacher in Zab.
Gunmen in Kirkuk killed a policeman.
Smugglers killed a guard during an attack at the Syrian border.
Gunmen in Tal Afar killed an electrical worker.
Police in Missan province arrested 10 suspects.
In Karbala, over 1,200 detainees out of more then 1,500 were freed over the last four months.