- Iraq: Good News Is No News
By Charles Krauthammer
Friday, February 13, 2009; Page A17
Preoccupied as it was poring over Tom Daschle's tax returns, Washington hardly noticed a near-miracle abroad. Iraq held provincial elections. There was no Election Day violence. Security was handled by Iraqi forces with little U.S. involvement. A fabulous bazaar of 14,400 candidates representing 400 parties participated, yielding results highly favorable to both Iraq and the United States.
- Suicide bomber kills 23 in Iraq
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press Writer
An explosives-strapped man slipped into a luncheon gathering at a tribal leader's home and blew himself up yesterday, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens.
Suicide car bomber kills five policemen in Iraq
A suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into a police checkpoint northwest of Baghdad Saturday, killing at least five policemen a week before provincial elections, police said.
- Suicide bomber kills 4 U.S. soldiers in Iraq
By Tina Susman February 10, 2009
Reporting from Baghdad -- A suicide bomber detonated his car bomb near a U.S. Army patrol Monday in the northern city of Mosul, killing four soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter.
They are the first American military deaths blamed on hostile action in the country since Jan. 18. An Iraqi interpreter also dies in the attack in Mosul, a city that remains a trouble spot.
- Iraq suicide bomber kills 8 near Karbala shrine
February 13, 2009
Baghdad -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt packed with nails among Shiite Muslim worshipers Thursday in Karbala, killing eight pilgrims and wounding 52, police and hospital officials said.The blast was about 200 yards from the Imam Hussein shrine, the focal point of ceremonies that culminate Monday and draw hundreds of thousands of worshipers.
- Iraqi police: Female suicide bomber kills 40
By HAMID AHMED, Associated Press Writer
Fri Feb 13, 10:18 am ET
BAGHDAD – A female suicide bomber attacked a tent filled with women and children resting from a pilgrimage to a Shiite holy city south of Baghdad on Friday, killing 40 people and injuring 60 others, said officials. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq this year and the third straight day of bombings against Shiite pilgrims.