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Security forces detained 56 wanted men in Dhi Qhar, 16 in Basrah, nine in Kirkuk, and one more in Babil. The Interior Ministry sacked 17 policemen in Khalis. An Iraqi soldier was killed in an IED attack in Kirkuk.
Iraq seeks an international tribunal to investigate foreign interference in attacks inside the country. Iraqi, Kurdish, and US forces are creating a joint unit to secure areas in Kirkuk. Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Amarah and eight more in Basrah, and four al Qaeda operatives in Khanaqin.
Security forces detained 10 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala, eight wanted men in Basrah and one more in Amarah, and three terrorists in Mosul. The Turkish foreign minister said Iraq's evidence against Syrian involvement in the Sunni insurgency is convincing and he would pass the information to Syria.
The number of Iraqi detainees in US custody has dropped below 9,000. The suicide bombers in the Aug. 19 Baghdad attack had been released from US detention months ago. Iraqi forces detained 14 members of a cell behind the Aug. 19 bombings in Baghdad and eight wanted men in Basrah. A suicide bomber killed one Iraqi in Baghdad.
Suicide bombers killed nine policemen in Shurqat and six civilians in Sinjar; 37 Iraqis were wounded in both attacks. Security forces detained 14 wanted men in Basrah and two Naqshabandiya members in Makhmour. Two US soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Baghdad on Aug. 28.