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Insurgents killed four Iraqi soldiers in Khanaqin, one soldier in Mosul, and shot one policemen in Babil. Iraqi security forces detained33 insurgents in Huweija, 27 wanted men in Karbala, seven in Baghdad, and four more in Dhi Qhar, an an ISCI official in Diyala.
Iraqi forces killed two insurgents in Mosul, and captured 10 al Qaeda fighters in Baqubah and three wanted men in Maysan. Insurgents killed an Awakening fighter in Babil, and wounded a police chief in Tikrit and four civilians in Baghdad.
A US airstrike killed 11 al Qaeda fighters and an Iraqi raid killed 12 more in Balad Ruz. Security forces detained 48 wanted men south of Tikrit, 30 more in Basrah, and eight al Qaeda fighters in Diyala. A suicide bomber killed one policeman in an attack outside the home of a tribal leader in Fallujah.
The US military will shut down the Camp Bucca prison by the summer of 2009. Security forces detained 30 wanted men in Basrah and four more in Maysan. Insurgents murdered the mayor of a village east of Mosul.
Iraqi security forces detained 25 wanted men in Baghdad, six al Qaeda fighters in Diyala and four more in Ninewa, three Naqshabandiya group members near Kirkuk, a Special Groups leader in Al Kut, and an IED maker in Mosul. A car bmb killed one policeman and wounded two others in Mosul.
Iraqis are overwhelmingly positive about the security situation, the future, and prospects for democracy. Iraqi forces detained 57 wanted men in Basrah, 16 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala, 12 Naqshabandiya group members in Kirkuk, and four members of a "murder gang" and two wanted men in Amarah. Iraq's defense minister said the military will focus on intelligence capabilities in preparation for the US departure.
The US military and the Iraqi military both confirmed that an Iranian UAV was shot down east of Baghdad in late February. Iraqi forces detained 103 wanted men during a sweep in Basrah and five more in Kirkuk, and a policeman in Maysan. A US soldier was killed in Baghdad.