- Earlier reports said the death toll in Balad was nearly 100.
- But he did mention there's a safe house up north, near Balad...
|但他有提到那儿有幢朝北的屋子 靠近巴拉德 很安全...
- And northeast of Baghdad in Balad, an Iraqi soldier guarding oil fields was shot dead.
- There is the data debate over " budget by balad ballot" -- putting tax questions to popular votes.
- A military statement said U.S. troops are patroling in Balad and providing support for Iraqi forces trying to stop the bloodshed in the town.
- In other violence, Iraqi authorities say mortar fire in the town of Balad killed at least nine people and wounded several others.