The Count: The War in Iraq to Date

Pasadena Weekly

December 11, 2008 – As of Tuesday, day 2,091 of the war in Iraq –

5 Blackwater guards were named Monday in a federal indictment for what a sixth guard, who pled guilty to manslaughter, described as the unprovoked shooting deaths of 17 Iraqis last year, reported The New York Times.

10 suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested by Iraqi police Tuesday for allegedly orchestrating bombings last week that killed 19 people and wounded 43 others, reported Agence France-Presse.

1 of 15,800 people detained by the US in Iraq, Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam Mohammed will not be released this year despite an Iraqi Central Criminal Court ruling to free him, reported Reuters.

1 of 2 American soldiers charged with murder in the May shooting death of a detained Iraqi pleaded not guilty Monday during a court-martial hearing in Kentucky, AP reported.

72 pages of a Pentagon Inspector General’s report made public Tuesday show that military officials understood the threat posed by roadside bombs in Iraq but did little to armor military vehicles, reported USA Today.

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