President Jalal Talabani of Iraq said that Syria?s president had crossed a ?red line? by speaking approvingly of Turkey?s threat of a cross-border offensive.
As of Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at least 3,834 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,120 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Iraq complained to a meeting of senior security officials from neighbouring states on Saturday that foreign fighters were continuing to infiltrate the country, a Kuwaiti official said.
Iraq's parliament on Saturday discussed a motion condemning Turkey for threatening an incursion to crack down on Kurdish rebels as Baghdad and Ankara were said to be considering a joint operation.
Territorial Army soldiers are to receive Iraq service medals from Prince Charles at a ceremony.
U.S. forces in Iraq discovered nearly 19 tons of explosives in a weapons cache north of Baghdad this week, one of the biggest finds of its kind, the U.S. military said on Saturday.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani slammed his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad's support for a possible Turkish incursion into northern Iraq to tackle Kurdish rebels, a newspaper said on Saturday.
Iraq repeated a call for US firm Blackwater to leave on Saturday almost five weeks after its guards killed as many as 17 civilians, but said it had no problem with other companies that obeyed the law.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Washington and Baghdad to crack down on Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, warning that Ankara will follow through with its threat of a cross-border operation if it sees no action.
Brown University hosts a lively symposium about media images of the Iraq war and the growing gap between the American public and the soldiers and their families.