(Reuters) At least 23 people were killed and 73 were wounded after coordinated blasts by a truck bomb and four car bombs which rocked oil-rich Kirkuk.
(LATimes) 48 bodies found around Baghdad. A different AP story headlines "Violence surges in Baghdad after lull." When exactly was the lull?
(Reuters) Since a call by al Qaeda's leader in Iraq 10 days ago for Sunni Arabs to "kill at least one American," there has also been a rise in attacks on U.S. forces. The worst in recent days was a suicide dump truck bombing on Thursday that killed three soldiers and wounded 30 near Baghdad.
The NYTimes has a story on the stalled effort clear the security forces of militants.
An AP story on the still nonexistent logistics in the Iraqi military. The US still handles food/fuel distribution because often under the Iraqis it will disappear.
(LATimes) Four months after Iraq's new government took office, U.S. officials are growing impatient with leaders in Baghdad and pushing them to move more quickly on the difficult agenda confronting them. (A brief mention of the possibility of the fall of Maliki's government.)