Shi’ite Militants Returned US Soldier’s Remains As Peace Offering

The Shi’ite militant group Asaib al-Haq says it wants to leave violence behind and join peaceful politics instead. To reach that end, the group obtained the remains of Staff Sgt. Ahmed al-Taie from a separate group and handed them over to the Iraqi government as a peace offering. Al-Taie went missing in 2006, but Asaib al-Haq denies being involved with his murder. His remains returned to the United States in the last week.

At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded.

Gunmen in Sadr City killed four men who were related.

In Baghdad, a juvenile detention center worker was shot dead in the Amin district. Gunmen killed a court employee. Three separate bombing attacks left one person dead and eight more wounded.

One child was killed and his two brothers were wounded as they played with an old mine near Kirkuk.

Gunmen killed a Sheikh and wounded his wife and two children during an attack in Garma.

In al-Islah al-Ziraie, a bomb killed two prison guards and wounded three others who work for Badosh prison.

A roadside bomb killed a Sahwa leader and wounded his driver in Falluja.

The governor of Diyala province formally resigned today.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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