IRAQI CIVILIAN DEAD
The ruins of the ancient city of Babylon have been reopened to tourists.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that, while Basra is safer, unemployment is causing problems.
The United Nations has called on Iraq to cease enforcing the death penalty until the justice system can guarantee fair trials.
The brother of Iraq’s trade minister was arrested on corruption charges.
A U.S. soldier opened fire in a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, killing five fellow U.S. soldiers.
Inadequate water rations for U.S. troops in Iraq have resulted in cases of kidney stones and in soldiers stealing water.
A joint U.S.-Iraqi raid broke up an Al Qaeda cell that was smuggling weapons from Syria. Three suspects were taken into custody.
Falling oil prices are resulting in cutbacks in Iraq’s defense and security spending.
A joint raid by the Iraqi army and a Sunni militia group freed a Christian schoolteacher who had been held hostage for a week in Kirkuk.
Two American civilians died in separate incidents in Baghdad’s Green Zone.
Former Iraqi Trade Minister Abdul Falah al-Sudani, was arrested at the airport while attempting to flee corruption charges in Iraq.
Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, Iraq Coalition Casualties, Iraq Body Count, ABC
News, The Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, BBC, MSNBC, National Public
Radio, Reuters, The Washington Post, Voice of America News.