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Iraq: Criminal gang 'targeted election candidates'




Iraq violence down but threats remain: Petraeus




Security forces detained an Islamic State of Iraq cell leader in Bayji, two al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad, and three Naqshabandiya fighters in Kirkuk. Insurgents killed a civilian and wounded two more civilians and two soldiers in attacks in Mosul.




Iraqis awash in gifts from candidates




Prime Minister Maliki's office denied an arrest order was signed for Muqtada al Sadr upon his return from Afghanistan. Gunmen killed a member of the Islamic Group in Kirkuk. Security forces detained seven wanted men in Basrah and three more in Kirkuk.




Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani instructed clerics to remain neutral in the upcoming election. Insurgents killed the owner of a liquor store and three customers during an IED blast at the store in western Baghdad and an Iraqi soldier in Mosul. Security forces detained 12 wanted men in Basrah.




Iraqi Christians protest slayings, Pope concerned




Insurgents killed the imam of a mosque in Baghdad. Gunmen attacked the headquarters of the Change Party in Irbil. Security forces detained four wanted men in Anbar, and a member of an assassination cell responsible for more than 50 murders southwest of Baghdad.




Iraq: Impressions from Basra




Iraq Sunni bloc ends poll boycott




The Sunni National Dialogue Front ended its election boycott. Prime Minister Maliki approved the rehire of 20,000 Saddam-era military officers. Two civilians were killed in a bombing in Mosul. Security forces detained 16 wanted men during raids in Basrah and a candidate from the Iraqi Accord Front in Babil.




Insurgents killed a policeman and a woman in Mosul. Security forces detained an al Qaeda cell leader and five accomplices in Baghdad and Abu Ghraib, three Mahdi Army fighters north of Baghdad, and three wanted men near Al Kut. The Iraqi Army foiled an attempt to blow up a bridge that connects Al Kut to Baghdad.




Iraq: Vatican voices concern at Christian attacks




Insurgents killed three Christians, three policemen, a soldier, and two civilians in attacks in Mosul and Baghdad. One insurgent was killed in Mosul. Security forces detained 12 wanted terrorists in Basrah. Iraq will sue the maker of a bomb detector.




Iraq isn't as bad as you thought




Odierno: Iraq can help stabilize the Middle East




Terrorists in Baghdad executed a family of eight and beheaded some of them; the killers have been captured. Insurgents killed two policemen and two soldiers in Mosul, three policemen in Ramadi, one policeman in Kirkuk, and a professor in Baghdad. Security forces arrested four wanted men in Basrah.




Iraq - Report seeks sole agency to rebuild war zones




Insurgents killed five policemen in Khanaqin and another in Mosul. A suicide bomber wounded two people in an attack outside a mosque in Kirkuk. Security forces detained eight wanted men in Basrah and two al Qaeda operatives north of Al Kut. Two US soldiers died in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq.




Top US commander sees progress in Iraq and Afghanistan