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An Iraqi court sentenced Omar Rashad Khalil, an American citizen, to death for his role in financing and executing terrorist attacks in Baghdad. The government said it would separate terrorists from criminals and place the former in special prisons.
More than 90 inmates were freed after al Qaeda in Iraq launched an attack on the Tasfirat prison in Kirkuk. Ten prison guards and two inmates were killed during the attack, which included a suicide bomber.
Al Qaeda in Iraq launched a suicide assault on the Tasfirat prison in Tikrit; one guard was killed. Security forces detained a senior terrorist in Baghdad. US special operations forces reportedly have deployed to Iraq to advise and train security forces.
Insurgents killed four policemen, including a senior commander, two soldiers, and a civilian in attacks in Hillah, Iskandiriyah, and Balad. A military court sentenced the commanding general of the 3rd Division to two months in prison for corruption.
Insurgents killed nine Iraqis in bombings and shootings in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Tarmiyah. Among those killed were a brigadier, four policemen, and a soldier.
Insurgents killed four children in a car bombing in Hit and shot two policemen dead in Kirkuk. The government is speeding up executions, citing security concerns; 96 people have been executed this year.
Iraq stopped a North Korean airplane that is suspected of transporting weapons to the Syrian regime from using Iraqi airspace. Security forces detained eight people, including several terrorists, in Kirkuk.
The government denied US claims that it is allowing Iranian weapons and personnel to pass through Iraqi territory to support the Syrian regime. Prime Minister Maliki accused unnamed governments of inciting sectarian strife.