Eight workers from Iraq's main oil refinery in Baiji were shot and killed after their minibus was stopped by gunmen on Thursday, according to authorities in Salaheddin province.
They were among 14 people killed in Iraq from ambush attacks and roadside bombings on Thursday. Three were working at a bakery, two were other civilians and one was a U.S. military member.
The U.S. military also reported Thursday that a U.S. soldier died from wounds received Tuesday.
he civil war in Iraq continues, and there is little reason to hope for an end any time soon.