An Iraqi journalist who'd claimed that gunmen had killed 11 family members in Baghdad recanted Friday, saying there had been no massacre. Dhia al-Kawaz, who publishes a website from Amman, Jordan, said his initial claim was based on false information. Family members, including his mother, said he'd lied to get his family refugee status in Jordan. The Iraqi police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Iraqi troops arrested the son of a leading Sunni politician and dozens of his associates after a car bomb was discovered near his compound and keys to the vehicle were found on one of his bodyguards, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. Five U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi civilian were injured when they detonated the car bomb near the compound of Adnan al-Dulaimi, leader of the Iraqi Accordance Front.