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Security forces detained six wanted men in Diyala; five al Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq fighters in Ramadi, Tikrit, and Kirkuk; and two terrorists in Wasit. Iraqis in Basrah protested Vice President Tariq al Hashemi's veto of the election reform law. Parliament may amend the law and send it back to the presidential council.
Iraqi security forces detained 17 wanted men in Basrah and two more in Kirkuk. Iraqi troops arrested a Hezbollah Brigade operative who leads a sniper and missiles group and is a member of a media cell that records attacks against security forces. Former Baghdad Awakening leader Adil al Mashhadani has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court.
Iraq's Sunni vice president has vetoed parts of the election reform law while Kurdish groups signaled they may boycott the 2010 election if they are not given more seats. Security forces detained 10 wanted men in Basrah, nine insurgents in Baghdad, Najaf, and Diyala and seven more in Fallujah, and two Iranians in Khanaqin. Al Qaeda killed an Awakening leader in Baqubah and a civilian in Jalawlaa.
Iraqi security forces detained 19 wanted men in Basrah, nine al Qaeda car bomb cell members in Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Diyala, and two insurgents south of Baghdad, and defused an EFP in Thi Qhar. Insurgents killed an Awakening leader in Diyala and wounded six Iraqis in attacks in Fallujah and Kirkuk.
Insurgents executed 13 civilians in Abu Ghraib and killed nine more in bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Two Iraqi soldiers were also killed in Baghdad. Security forces detained 14 wanted men in Basrah, six insurgents in Diyala and Salahadin, and four Special Groups operatives in Al Kut. Iraqi border guards seized large quantities of Iranian weapons.
Insurgents killed one child and wounded 12 Iraqis in attacks in Mosul, Ninewa, and Khanaqin. Security forces detained nine wanted men in Basrah and an al Qaeda operative near Kirkuk. Iraq and the European Union signed an agreement on counterterrorism, human rights, and trade.
Iraqi security forces detained 23 al Qaeda operatives in Khanaqin, Mosul, Kirkuk, Bayji, and Duwayarh; 23 wanted men in Basrah; eight insurgents in Salahadin, Diyala, and Karbala; and four more insurgents in Fallujah. Insurgents wounded one Iraqi in a bombing in Balad Ruz.
Security forces detained 34 suspects in Basrah; 15 al Qaeda operatives in Jananiyah, Rashidiyah, and Khanaqin; a former Baathist leader turned al Qaeda operative in Sulaymaniyah; and a Mahdi Army member in Baghdad. Insurgents killed a Christian boy in Mosul and wounded seven Iraqis in Baqubah and Khanaqin.
Insurgents killed a female high school principal and wounded five civilians in Baghdad, and wounded two policemen in Mosul. Security forces detained 15 wanted men in Basrah and two more in Kirkuk. The presidency council approved the return of 100 British naval trainers.
Iraqi security forces detained 21 wanted men in Basrah, 19 "infiltrators" in Ninewa, 10 al Qaeda operatives in Mosul and Baghdad, three insurgents in Fallujah, and three Special Groups operatives in Baghdad. Three terrorists escaped from the prison Maaqal in Basrah; several prison officials were detained in the aftermath.
Security forces killed an al Qaeda leader and captured eight fighters south of Samarra. Security forces also detained 74 Baathists for involvement in the Oct. 25 suicide attack in Baghdad, five al Qaeda operatives in Salahadin and Diyala, and two wanted men in Kirkuk. Insurgents killed two policemen and wounded two more near Balad.
Iraq's Presidency Council is likely to ratify the election reform law. Security forces detained 16 wanted men in Basrah and two more in Kirkuk, an al Qaeda fighter in Tikrit, a Hezbollah Brigades member in Baghdad, and an Awakening leader in Baqubah. Two US pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in Salahadin province.
The parliament passed the election reform law. Security forces detained the al Qaeda emir of Tuz Khurmatu, six al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad and two more in Al Qaim, a senior Naqshabandi leader in Ninewa, eleven insurgents in Kirkuk, and seven more in Diyala. Two insurgents were killed in a premature detonation in Mosul.