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Insurgents killed five soldiers, a policeman, and four civilians in Baghdad, Mosul, Ramadi, and Diyala. Security forces detained 12 wanted men in Basrah, two Mahdi Army fighters in Baghdad, two Special Groups fighters in Al Kut, and an al Qaeda fighter in Taji.
Members of the State of Law Alliance said Iraqi National Movement leader Iyad Allawi is constitutionally ineligible to be the next Prime Minister as his mother is not an Iraqi. Political leaders in nine provinces requested a manual recount of the vote. Security forces detained 11 wanted men in Basrah, seven al Qaeda and Ansar al Sunnah fighters in Diyala, and two al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad.
More than 3,600 of Diyala's 18,000 Awakening fighters will be integrated into police forces by April 2011. Insurgents killed two policemen during an attack on a checkpoint in Baghdad. Iraqi Security Forces detained 19 wanted men in Basrah, two al Qaeda fighters in Wasit, and a "Syrian infiltrator" in Anbar.
Prime Minister Maliki's State of Law party has edged ahead of former Prime Minister Allawi's Iraqi National Movement; 95 percent of the votes have been counted. Insurgents killed two policemen and a soldier in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Mosul. Iraqi Security Forces detained six suspected al Qaeda IED cell members in central and northern Iraq.
Iyad Allwai's Iraqi National Movement has taken a several thousand vote lead over Prime Minister Maliki's State of Law Alliance. The two parties are discussing a possible coalition. Iraqi police detained two al Qaeda operatives in Diyala.
Insurgents killed a soldier, a policeman, and two civilians in attacks in Baghdad, Mosul, and Saadiya. A US soldier was killed during combat in Baghdad on March 18. Iraqi forces killed an al Qaeda leader in Mosul and detained 10 more fighters in Mosul, Salahadin, and Baghdad, and detained a Hezbollah Brigades operative in Baghdad.
Prime Minister Maliki's State of Law party has a 39,905 vote lead over the secular Iraqi National Movement, with 89 percent of the votes counted. The final vote count is expected to be released within days. Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded two security officials in Sharqat.