One-hundred Americans have now died in Iraq this month. The U.S. is now seven deaths away from seeing October tie for the third deadliest month there.
Iraqis are also dying, at least 80 were killed or their bodies found today. More than 30 were laborers waiting for work when a bomb went off.
A leading Iraqi academic and prominent hard line Sunni political activist is among the latest victims. He was killed by three gunmen today as he was leaving his Baghdad home. The killers escaped in a car.