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Iraqi forces detained al Qaeda's 'Ruler of Baghdad'

Manaf Abdulrehim al Rawi had been appointed the emir of the Iraqi capital in 2008 by the recently slain leader of the Islamic State of Iraq. Rawi's detention several weeks ago helped lead to the deaths of al Qaeda's top two leaders in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi.

Arrest led to strike on two top Iraq Qaeda leaders

Lethal targeting in Iraq; Success on an unprecedented scale

Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Basrah and Mosul, three al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad and another in Kirkuk, a Jaish Mujahideen mufti in Anbar, and several Hezbollah Brigades weapons smugglers in Wasit. Insurgents killed a civilian in Jalawlaa.

Iraqis make security progress as war winds down

A limited recount will take place in Baghdad; the Iraqiya Party supports the recount. Prime Minister Maliki said talks with the Iraqi National Alliance failed. Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Baqubah, Basrah, and Wasit, and an al Qaeda leader and an associate in Mosul.

Iraqi forces killed al Qaeda in Iraq's top military commander in the north and another operative, and detained two more. Security forces also detained 17 insurgents in Kirkuk, seven wanted men in Basrah, and another in Fallujah. Insurgents killed Hit's deputy police chief and a bodyguard, and two soldiers in Babil.

Iraqi forces kill al Qaeda's top military commander in the north

The death of the northern emir takes place two days after the two al Qaeda leaders in Iraq were killed in a raid near Tikrit.

Al Qaeda in Iraq leaders Al Masri, Baghdadi confirmed killed

Iraqi and US forces killed Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi, the top two leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq, and two aides, and detained 16 others. Iraqi forces detained two al Qaeda operatives in a separate raid. Insurgents killed two Iraqis in a bombing in Baqubah.

Iraqi security forces keep US drawdown on track

US and Iraqi forces kill Al Masri and Baghdadi, al Qaeda in Iraq's top two leaders

Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi were killed during raids in the Thar Thar region. Also killed were a top aide to al Masri and Baghdadi's son.

General Ray Odierno said the US plan to reduce forces to 50,000 troops by Sept. 1 is on target. Security forces detained 10 wanted men in Basrah and a top al Qaeda fighter in Ramadi. A US soldier died in a helicopter accident in northern Iraq.

Top general says US withdrawal from Iraq on track

Insurgents killed the wife of the leader of the Awakening council in Baghdad; the leader and his son were wounded. Security forces detained 11 smugglers on the border with Jordan and an IED cell leader in Hawijah. One of the top leaders of the Anbar Awakening said Iraqiya has a constitutional right to form the next government.

Prime Minister Maliki said the rival Iraqiya party must be included in the next government. Insurgents killed an Iraqi singer in Baghdad. Security forces detained 37 wanted men in Jalawlaa and 16 more in Basrah, five Mahdi Army fighters north of Baghdad, and four al Qaeda operatives in Mosul.

Afghanistan - US doubles anti-Taliban special forces

Insurgents killed five civilians in Mosul. The decayed bodies of 14 executed civilians were found in a grave in Samarra. Iraqi forces detained 11 al Qaeda operatives just north of Baghdad and 23 wanted men in Basrah.

Insurgents killed a police brigadier, a soldier, two civilians, and a Sunni imam in attacks in Baghdad and Mosul. Security forces detained 13 insurgents in Kirkuk and an al Qaeda operative southeast of Baghdad.

Officials say Iraqi forces foil 9/11-style plot