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Iraqi forces killed three top al Qaeda leaders, including the emirs of northern Iraq and Mosul, and detained three extortion emirs; 19 other al Qaeda operatives were captured in northern Iraq. Security forces also detained 16 wanted men in Basrah, 10 in Karbala, and five more in Tal Afar. Twenty-three terrorists escaped from a prison in Mosul.




Iraqi forces strike blow to al Qaeda in Iraq's northern leadership cadre

Al Qaeda in Iraq's top emir in northern Iraq and Mosul is among six leaders killed or captured since mid-March.


Iran plays host to delegations after Iraq elections




US sanctions two Europe-based al Qaeda operatives

Ahmad Khalaf Shabib al Dulaymi supports al Qaeda in Iraq as well as the global network, while Atilla Selek supports the Islamic Jihad Union and has operated in Pakistan.


US - Special Forces in Iraq to remain through drawdown




When military moves a war, there are no shortcuts




Iraq's Sadrists propose vote on PM choice




Prime Minister Maliki will challenge the election result; Iyad Allwai accused Iran of interfering with the result after the Justice and Accountability Commission moved to bar more Baathist candidates. Insurgents killed two civilians in Mosul. Security forces detained four insurgents in Jalawlaa and an al Qaeda leader in Mosul.




Allawi accuses Iran of election interference




Iraq election - Victorious candidates may be purged, boosting Maliki




Five civilians were killed in bombings in Karbala; another was killed in a blast in Baghdad. Security forces detained 22 wanted men in Basrah and an al Qaeda weapons facilitator in Fallujah who was involved in Baghdad bombings that killed 147 Iraqis in October 2009.




Six Iraqis, including a leader of a small political party, were killed in bombings in Anbar. The League of the Righteous freed a US hostage. Security forces detained 26 wanted men in Mosul and Basrah, and an al Qaeda operative in Baghdad.




Iraqi terror group frees US hostage

Salomi-thumb.jpgThe Iranian-backed League of the Righteous has released Issa Salomi, a US civilian contractor, who was captured in Baghdad in late January. The terror group claimed Salomi was freed as part of a prisoner swap with the US military.


Kirkuk: Arabs, Baathists, insurgents and Turkmens united against the Kurds




Insurgents killed three civilians in Baghdad and a policeman in Kirkuk. Yesterday's bombings in Khalis in Diyala province killed 52 Iraqis. Iraqi forces detained four al Qaeda fighters and a senior leader in Kirkuk.




Iraqi election results: What do they mean for the biggest winners, Allawi and Maliki?

After winning the election by two seats, Iyad Allawi and the Iraqi National Movement will have the chance to form a government in the turbulent political landscape of Iraq.


Iraq's top vote-getter reaches out to rivals




Former Prime Minister Allawi's Iraqi National Movement has a two-seat lead over Prime Minister Maliki's State of Law Alliance. A suicide bomber killed more than 40 Iraqis in an attack in Baqubah. Iraqi forces killed an al Qaeda leader in Baghdad and captured another in Abu Ghraib, and detained 14 al Qaeda fighters in northern Iraq, and a suicide bomber in Ramadi.




Allawi takes slim lead in Iraq election

Former Prime Minister Allawi takes a two-seat lead over current Prime Minister Maliki in the final count. The contest to form the next government will begin after the vote is certified.


US, UN sanction al Qaeda in Iraq leader

Muthanna Harith Sulayman al Dhari, the son of the leader of Iraq's radical Association of Muslim Scholars, provides logistical and financial support for al Qaeda in Iraq.