Iraq: At least 52 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on: - Police found six bodies with gunshot wounds in different parts of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
21 killed in apparent tit-for-tat mortar attacks in occupied Baghdad: The attack appeared to have been in response to mortar fire on a Sunni neighborhood across the Tigris River earlier in the day that killed seven people and wounded 25.
Mortar Kills 8 at Baghdad Soccer Field : Mortar rounds strike soccer field in Baghdad Shiite district, killing 8 and wounding 20
1,500 Baathists killed in south : Assassinating former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party is going on unabated particularly in southern Iraq, according to an independent group monitoring human rights in Iraq.
Juba the Baghdad sniper eclipses Saddam's call for reconciliation: Juba, whose name is taken from an African death dance, is shown marking off his kills on a wall before he lays down his sniper rifle. He then writes an ode to Allah (God) and calls on Iraqis to fight the crusaders and Jews.
Bush: Donald Rumsfeld Stepping Down: President Bush announced Rumsfeld's departure and Gates' nomination at an afternoon news conference. Administration officials notified congressional officials in advance.
Iraq exit the No 1 priority for Rumsfeld successor: Robert Gates, the 63-year-old career intelligence officer chosen to replace Donald Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, takes over with the clearest of missions: get American troops out of Iraq as quickly and cleanly as possible.