Arab League chief Amr Moussa has met Iraqi officials to help promote reconciliation efforts among Iraq's divided communities. Speaking in Baghdad, Mr. Moussa said the 22-nation group is seeking to aid Iraq by holding a reconciliation conference in the near future.
Earlier, he met Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who echoed criticism that the League had not reached out to Iraq earlier. Meanwhile, Iraqi police said insurgents killed at least six Iraqis in attacks across the country. The U.S. military said a suicide bomber killed a Marine in western Iraq. Gunmen kidnapped a lawyer for a co-defendant of Saddam Hussein, accused of ordering a 1982 massacre. And an Irish journalist for The Guardian newspaper has been released unharmed, one day after he was abducted in Baghdad.