Iranian diplomats said they made their first visit Saturday to five Iranians that U.S. authorities are holding in Iraq on suspicion that they were training militants there.
As of Saturday, July 7, 2007, at least 3,603 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 2,952 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The tide of Republican defections from President George W. Bush's camp swelled Saturday when two more US senators joined the chorus of critics of his Iraq policy, demanding change.
Sunni extremists may try a series of high-profile attacks ahead of a September report to Congress on progress in Iraq, the top U.S. commander said Saturday, recalling the Tet offensive that torpedoed support for the Vietnam War.
Poland's army has begun preparing a new troop contingent that would be sent to Iraq early next year if needed, the country's defence minister said Saturday, despite public opinion against the mission.
Some of the deadliest attacks in Iraq since the war began in March 2003:
Iranian officials were allowed Saturday to make a first consular visit to five prisoners being held by US forces in Iraq on suspicion of helping illegal armed groups, the Iraqi foreign ministry said.
Thailand held Iraq to a 1-1 draw here Saturday as the Asian Cup got underway in pouring rain, dampening an otherwise entertaining start to the three-week football festival.
Iranian diplomats said they made their first visit to five Iranians that U.S. authorities are holding in Iraq on suspicion that they were training militants there. A U.S. military spokesman could not immediately confirm the visit.
BAGHDAD, July 7 -- Suicide attacks across Iraq killed at least 144 people and injured scores in an 18-hour period, including a massive truck bombing in a northern Shiite village that ripped through a crowded market, burying dozens in the rubble of shops and mud houses, Iraqi officials said Saturday.