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Insurgents assassinated a member of the municipal council in western Baghdad and wounded two soldiers in a bombing in Diyala. Security forces detained five wanted men in Basrah, four al Qaeda operatives in northern Iraq and four more in Diyala, and the leader of the Promised Day Brigade in Amarah.




Militia return to Basra and threaten those who helped force them out




US soldiers: Afghan war more challenging than Iraq




The speaker of parliament said national elections will likely be held in March. Security forces detained six al Qaeda operatives in northern Iraq, Baghdad, and Baqubah, three Promised Day Brigade fighters in Baghdad, and three Hezbollah Brigade operatives in northern Baghdad.




Iraqi security forces detained the northern emir of the Islamic State of Iraq in Ninewa, the head of a Naqshabandi cell in Kirkuk, and a Jaysh Al-Islami cell leader in Anbar. Insurgents killed three civilians in a series of bombings in Baghdad and one soldier in Mosul.




Joint drills help Iraq Kurd, Arab police thaw ties




Iraq will not be able to hold elections in January. Forty-six Iraqis, including five policemen, were wounded in a bombing at a cafe in Karbala, and four more were wounded in an IED attack in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces detained 18 al Qaeda operatives in Mosul, 12 wanted men in Basrah, two terrorist leaders in Diyala, and two terrorists near Kirkuk.




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.