A roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi Army patrol killed five Iraqi soldiers Friday in the northern town of Baiji, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
It was the second lethal attack on an army convoy in northern Iraq in two days. At around midnight Wednesday, two roadside bombs hit a patrol in a village in Iraq’s volatile Diyala province, north of Baghdad, killing five and wounding eight.
And a sign that the Iraqi Victory! doesn’t exist in a vacuum:
Angry followers of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr torched US and Israeli flags in a mass rally in Baghdad on Friday in protest at the two-week-old conflict in the Gaza Strip.