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The last US brigade designated as a combat unit withdrew from Iraq; 50,000 US troops remain in an "advise and assist" capacity. Insurgents killed five policemen, a soldier, and an Awakening fighter in attacks in Fallujah, Ramadi, Baghdad, Mosul, and Kirkuk. Security forces detained 31 wanted men in Diyala, killed an al Qaeda operative and detained four more in Mansuriyah, and arrested a Promised Day Brigade leader and a fighter in Rashidiyah.
An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed 57 police recruits and soldiers during an attack at a recruiting center in Baghdad. Insurgents killed three policemen, a jail employee, and a trade ministry employee in attacks in Ninewa, Baghdad, and Kirkuk. Security forces detained four wanted men in Kirkuk and an al Qaeda operative in Latafiyah.
Insurgents killed four Iranians and two policemen during attacks in Miqdadiyah and Mosul, and a US soldier in Diyala. Security forces detained 29 wanted men in Diyala, Basrah, and Wasit; and an al Qaeda operative in Baghdad.
Insurgents killed four civilians, a soldier, a policeman, and a pharmacist who recently returned from the US, in separate attacks in Mosul, Al Kut, and Baghdad. The Sadrist-led Iraqi National Alliance rejected a proposed deal between State of Law and Iraqiya in forming a new government.
Insurgents killed four policemen and an Awakening fighter in attacks in Baghdad. Security forces in Diyala detained an al Qaeda assassin who carried out attacks in Baghdad. State of Law made an offer to Iraqiya to break the political deadlock and form a government.
Security forces detained two al Qaeda operatives near Habaniyah. Iran has continued shelling against Kurdish rebels in the Iraqi north. The commander of Iraq's ground forces said Iraqi troops are ready to fill the gap left by withdrawing US forces.
Prime Minister Maliki said a "government of national unity will be formed through an agreement among all political blocs." The Iraqi Army Chief of Staff requested that US forces remain until 2020. Insurgents killed a soldier in Mosul and a policeman in Fallujah.
Insurgents killed eight Iraqi soldiers and three civilians in a house bomb in Sadiyah, and a director of a hospital in Baghdad. Security forces detained a Promised Day Brigade commander and two fighters in Diyala, three al Qaeda operatives in Fallujah and a commander in Mosul, and seven wanted men in Sharqat.
Insurgents killed a policeman, an Awakening commander, and two civilians in attacks in Baghdad, Hillah, and Fallujah. Iraqi security forces detained 35 al Qaeda operatives in Taji, Abu Ghraib, and Mosul.