At least three Iraqs were killed and 13 more were wounded in a new round of violence. With the end of religious observances, reports have started to trickle out of Baghdad again.
The widow of the former head al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, was given a life sentence for aiding her husband’s activities. Last Thursday, Abu Ayyub al-Masri’s widow was also put away in prison rendering support.
K.R.G. President Massoud Barzani has promised free electricity to power-starved residents of the oil-rich but disputed Kirkuk region. Although the area is traditionally Kurdish, it is controlled by Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government would like to annex it.
Parliamentary Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi said that he and fellow Sunnis could consider secession if the Shi’ite-led government does not address what they consider to be unfair treatement.
Iran resumed shelling and clashes within Iraqi territory. Twelve Iranians or Party For a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) were killed in armed clashes.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed one civilian and wounded seven others in the Doura district. A second bombing wounded two others. A lieutenant colonel was shot and wounded in Hay Ur. Gunmen wounded an employee of the Hajj committee.
Gunmen killed the brother of slain Accountability and Justice minister Ali al-Lami in Sadr City, only a month after his death.
A sticky bomb killed a police lieutenant in Falluja.
Thirteen wanted suspects were detained in Basra.