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Prime Minister Maliki indicated he would consider allowing US trainers and advisers to stay past the December 2011 withdrawal deadline. Insurgents killed an Iraqi soldier in Baghdad and a civilian in Diyala.
Security forces arrested 25 al Qaeda fighters who belonged to a cell that killed 70 members of a wedding party in 2006. The leader of the cell posed as a human rights activist. Security forces found the bodies of two men who were executed in Mosul.
Ali al Lami, the chief of the Justice and Accountability Commission which rooted out Ba'athists, was assassinated in Baghdad. Lami was arrested by the US in 2008 for ties to Shia militias backed by Iran.
The spokesman for US Forces-Iraq said that attacks against US troops are on the rise as the December 2011 drawdown deadline nears. Thousands of supporters of Muqtada al Sadr protested against a continued US military presence in Iraq.
Insurgents killed two policemen in Fallujah, a police brigadier in Kirkuk, a policeman in Ramadi, and a civilian in Khanaqin. The minister for national reconciliation said the Asaib al Haq may be willing to lay down their weapons.
Fifteen Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks in and around Baghdad. Eleven were Iraqi soldiers who were killed in a suicide attack in Taji.
Insurgents killed a colonel at the Interior Ministry in Baghdad, and two policemen in Mosul. Five Mahdi Army commanders escaped from a prison in Taji. Security forces detained 12 insurgents in Diyala.