The US Senate is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on a Bosnia-style plan to subdivide Iraq on ethnic lines, touted by backers as the sole hope of forging a federal state out of sectarian strife.
As of Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at least 3,798 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 3,096 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Army snipers hunting insurgents in Iraq were under orders to "bait" their targets with suspicious materials, such as detonation cords, and then kill whoever picked up the items, according to the defense attorney for a soldier accused of planting evidence on an Iraqi he killed.
A man was accused of claiming he was an Iraq war veteran to get free drinks at a Hyannis bar.
A 23-year-old man who police say ran up $4,000 in bar bills after falsely claiming he was an Iraq war veteran faces arraignment on Cape Cod.
The United States does not plan fresh U.S.-Iranian talks on how to stabilize Iraq any time soon but will leave open the possibility for such discussions, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday.
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque during a reconciliation meeting between two feared militias near Iraq's restive city of Baquba on Monday, killing at least 18 people.
Iran closed major border crossings with northeastern Iraq on Monday to protest the U.S. detention of an Iranian official the military accused of weapons smuggling, a Kurdish official said.
Iraq said on Monday no action would be taken against U.S. private security firm Blackwater over a shooting in which 11 people were killed until after a joint investigation with U.S. officials.
A suicide insurgent detonated a bomb at a mosque in Baquba, Iraq, Monday, killing at least 26, including the city's police commander, and wounding 50 more.