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Eastern Syria becoming a new al Qaeda haven

Al Qaeda is teaming up with Ba'athist elements, sparking fears that eastern Syrian will "begin to look like northwestern Pakistan."


Iraqi parliament passes another election law




Insurgents killed two imams at bombings in mosques in Baghdad and Fallujah, and wounded four policemen in a bombing in Dhi Qhar. Security forces detained 26 wanted men in Basrah, three Special Groups operatives in Amara, and a member of an IED cell in in Bayji. Three professors, six students, and an employee were detained at a Tikrit university after security forces found IEDs on the campus.




Tajik rebels join al Qaeda

Members of a rebel military unit have enlisted to fight with al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, according to the Tajik National Security Committee.


Iraq's parliament passed the election law for a second time, sending it back to the presidential council. Iraqi security forces killed a Kuwaiti al Qaeda suicide bomber in Al Qaim and detained 21 wanted men in Basrah, a terrorist commander in Salahadin, an al Qaeda leader in Baqubah, an al Qaeda operative near Kirkuk, and the suspected Special Groups sniper that killed a US soldier in Al Kut. Four Iraqis were wounded in two bombings in Baghdad.




Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Al Qaim. They also detained 27 wanted men in Basrah, 26 in Dhi Qhar, 14 in Diyala, and two more in Karbala; and two Special Groups cell members in Amarah. Insurgents killed one civilian and wounded 14 in attacks in in Mosul, Baghdad, and Fallujah. A Special Groups sniper killed a US solider in Al Kut.




Iraqi parliament fails to reach election deal




Iraqi forces detained nine insurgents in Baghdad, six terrorists in Baqubah, four al Qaeda operatives in Anbar, three members of an IED cell in Karmah, a Special Groups operative in Baghdad, a "dangerous man" in Karbala, and an Islamic Army in Iraq fighter near Kirkuk. Insurgents wounded 12 Iraqis in bombings in Baghdad and two soldiers in Mosul.




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.




Iraq's Sunni VP rejects parts of election law




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.




Sunni politician, 12 others killed execution-style near Baghdad




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.