At least five Iraqis were killed and 13 others were wounded in the latest
incidents. A U.S.
soldier died of non-combat causes near Balad yesterday, and a Syrian national
was also killed. Meanwhile, Estonia has formally
agreed to withdraw forces from Iraq.
A number of Shi'ite candidates
the results of last week's provincial elections on the grounds that there was
fraud. They say that the outcome did not match exit polling. Although the Sadrists
did not field any candidates this year, the movement backed several independents.
Their loss, and that of Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, was taken as a message
that Iraqis were moving away from religious politics.
was injured when gunmen lobbed a grenade at a checkpoint. A roadside bomb
wounded an Iraqi
soldier. Police arrested a wounded
gunman after clashes in western Mosul.
U.S. forces fired upon Arbaeen
pilgrims near Diwaniya and injured
two of them.
policemen were wounded during a roadside bomb in Aliawa.
Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded
two policemen in Mansour. Four
security personnel were wounded during operation in which 22 suspects were
was killed and three others were wounded when a roadside blasted them in Saidiya.
Iraqi forces killed
at least four Iraqis and a
Syrian during operations in Balad. Another 13 suspects were detained.
A body was found near
Gunmen have kidnapped
a Fadhila Party candidate in Karbala.
A suspected Islamic State
of Iraq leader was captured
in Tal Afar.
An arms cache was seized
A large mortar cache was confiscated
in Missan province.
A large ammo cache was found
Ammo was seized near Nasariya.
number of Iraqi detainees in U.S. custody is dropping
thanks to the daily release of 50 prisoners. A U.S.-Iraqi security agreement forces
the U.S. to release detainees that are not wanted by Iraqi authorities. Over the
years, many Iraqis have complained that they or their loved one have been detained
without cause indefinitely by U.S. forces. The U.S. in response has claimed the
right to hold anyone who may be an enemy of peace.