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Security forces detained 13 wanted men in Diyala and two of Saddam Hussein's bodyguards in Tikrit. Insurgents killed a civilian in a bombing in Diyala. President Talibani said he will not sign the execution order for former foreign minister Tariq Aziz.
Insurgents killed an intelligence official, a policeman, and two civilians in bombings in Baghdad, Al Qaim, and Mosul. Security forces killed two insurgents while planting an IED in Kirkuk and detained 13 wanted men in Basrah and Karbala.
Iyad Allawi, the leader of the Iraqiya party, said a power-sharing deal with Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is off the table, although some members of his party may join the government. "We think the concept of power-sharing is dead now," Allawi said.
Security forces captured six al Qaeda operatives in Wasit and three wanted men in Kirkuk. The brother of an Awakening Council leader was reportedly killed during a joint US and Iraq raid in Fallujah. A Diyala council leader escaped an assassination attempt in Baqubah.
Iraq's main political parties have reached an agreement to form a new government, more than eight months after the election. Prime Minister Maliki and President Talibani will retain their posts, while a leader in Iraqiya will become the speaker of parliament. Iyad Allawi will hold the top position on the security council.
Insurgents killed three Christians in targeted attacks in Baghdad and three Awakening fighters in an IED blast in Babil. Joint security forces detained 23 wanted men in operations southwest of Kirkuk.
Insurgents killed 11 people in car bomb attacks in Najaf and Karbala, and killed a civilian in an IED attack in Mosul. Police detained two wanted terrorists in Maysan. Iraqi political leaders are meeting in Irbil in an effort to select a new government.