As of Sunday, June 24, 2007, at least 3,559 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 2,903 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Gordon Brown on Sunday vowed to learn the lessons of Tony Blair's "divisive" decision to go to war in Iraq, as he was finally confirmed leader of the Labour Party.
Britain's incoming prime minister Gordon Brown on Sunday vowed to learn the lessons of Tony Blair's "divisive" decision to go to war in Iraq, as he was finally confirmed leader of the Labour Party.
Gordon Brown, Britain's next prime minister, on Sunday promised a foreign policy that recognizes that defeating terrorism is as much a struggle of ideas as a military battle — a lesson he said was drawn from Iraq.
Two decades after Iraq's military laid waste to Kurdish villages, the Iraqi High Tribunal on Sunday sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," and two others to death for their roles in the bloody campaign against the restive ethnic minority.
Specific sentences and charges against the six former Saddam Hussein regime officials in the so-called Anfal trial in Iraq, according to the International Center for Transitional Justice:
Wary of more fights, they're looking into the possibility of a congressional deal to satisfy war foes andt preserve presidential goals. The Bush administration has begun exploring ways of offering Congress a compromise deal on Iraq policy to avert bruising battles in coming months, U.S. officials said.
An Iraqi tribunal delivered a verdict Sunday in what is known as the Anfal case: the trial of Saddam Hussein's top aides accused of genocide against Iraq's Kurds in the 1980s. Saddam's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali," was convicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, and was sentence to hang.
US helicopters fired missiles at suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen in Iraq on Friday, killing 17 in a widening operation northeast of Baghdad aimed at dislodging them. A top US commander, meanwhile, said the military could reduce troops by early 2008 on the back of an improving Iraqi security force.
An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death Ali Hassan al-Majeed, Saddam Hussein's cousin and once one of the most feared men in Iraq, for orchestrating the genocide of tens of thousands of ethnic Kurds.