Gen. Ray Odierno salutes during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson, August 14, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gen. Raymond Odierno dies at 67

General Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. and allied forces in the Iraq war, has died at age 67. In a statement released by the family, the general died Friday after a battle with cancer.

A displaced Iraqi casts his ballot in the presence of UN observers at a polling station in Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on October 8, 2021, two days before the rest of the country in a poll overshadowed by expectations for a low turnout. - War-scarred Iraq will hold parliamentary elections on October 10, a year ahead of schedule to appease an anti-government protest movement, and amid a painful economic crisis. (Photo by SAFIN HAMED / AFP) (Photo by SAFIN HAMED/AFP via Getty Images)

Iraqi election set for Sunday, UN to monitor polls

Iraq is set to hold its upcoming election under the newly reformed electoral law. On Sunday, the election is set to be divided into 83 constituencies, instead of 18 from years past, giving more opportunity for those to participate as independent candidates.