Iraq’s parliament passed a law that could limit its speaker, the prime minister and the president to two terms in office. To go into effect the law would have to be signed by President Jalal Talabani who is currently overseas and incapacitated due to stroke. It is also possible that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is the most obvious target of the law, would have it overturned in courts favorable to him.
Meanwhile, at least seven Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded.
In Falluja, mourners attended funerals for demonstrators killed when soldiers fired upon them yesterday. Three attacks, that were likely in retaliation, took place across the city. A sniper shot and killed a soldier on the outskirts of town. Gunmen killed another soldier during an attack at a checkpoint. Four more soldiers were kidnapped. Other clashes were reported. Also, two civilians were wounded when soldier fired upon them just south of the city.
An I.E.D. killed three soldiers and wounded a fourth in Seniya.
A woman was killed at her home in Arab Jabour.
A police official was shot dead in Tuz Khormato.
In Mosul, gunmen wounded a preacher during an attack on a school.