The toll of people in Iraq infected with cholera has risen to 3,315, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday the U.S. military in Iraq should have better control over all private security contractors in Iraq who often operate without the knowledge of commanders.
As of Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at least 3,809 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 3,105 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The toll of people infected with cholera in Iraq has risen to 3,315, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Wednesday mocked rival Hillary Clinton's position on the Iraq war as Clinton stretched her lead in the party's campaign race.
Attacks on foreign diplomats in Iraq:
Russia voiced anger Wednesday over what it said was inappropriate treatment of its diplomats by a private security firm in Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki questioned on Wednesday whether U.S. private security firm Blackwater had any future role in Iraq because of the high number of shooting incidents in which it had been involved.
Polish Gen. Edward Pietrzyk was treated for burns. A Polish security guard and a civilian passer-by were killed by the roadside bombing, and nearly a dozen other people hurt. Meanwhile, the U.S. may crack down on private security firms in Iraq.
The Polish ambassador to Iraq was slightly wounded and two civilians, including a bodyguard, were killed in a roadside bomb attack Wednesday in downtown Baghdad, according to Polish government officials.