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Security forces detained 19 wanted men in Basrah and 15 more in Khalis. British forces have begun to withdrawal from Basrah. The Khour al-Amiya port was transferred to Iraqi control. Iraq has eliminated the National Security Advisor post .




Commandant: Marines likely out of Iraq in 2010




Sixteen Iraqis were killed and 45 more were wounded in three car bombings in Sadr City. Security forces detained six Naqshabandiya group fighters in Kirkuk. The former deputy governor of Karbala and an aide were detained on terrorism charges related to the August 2007 clashes with the Mahdi Army. Security forces executed more than 1,600 warrants during the past two months.




The Iraqi government displayed the man they claim is Islamic State of Iraq leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi on television. Security forces detained seven members of an al Qaeda cell behind the recent bombings in Baghdad, 10 Special Groups fighters in Amarah and one more in Baghdad. Two missile launch pads were dismantled in Amarah.




Prime Minister Maliki said the April 26 US raid in Al Kut was a "breach" of the SOFA agreement. Security forces detained seven insurgent in Kirkuk, six wanted men in Basrah, and three Special Groups fighters in Hillah. Basrah's police chief escaped an assassination attempt.




Al Qaeda leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi confirmed captured: Prime Minister Maliki

Iraq's leader said security forces captured Baghdadi after a two-month-long covert intelligence operation. The US military has not confirmed the report.


Prime Minister Maliki claimed Iraqi security forces have captured Abu Omar al Baghdadi. US forces killed one Mahdi Army fighter and captured six more in a controversial raid in Al Kut. US troops killed seven al Qaeda fighters and detained nine in Dalouiya. Iraqi troops detained 18 al Qaeda fighters in Shahraban and captured three more in Baqubah. Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers in Mosul and a US soldier was in Kirkuk.




US breaks up Mahdi Army 'Promise Day Brigade' cell in Al Kut

The Mahdi Army is working directly with the Iranian-backed Special Groups. The operation sparked controversy as Iraqi officials claimed the US conducted the raid without permission, a charge the US denied.


Iran's leader blames US, Israel for Iraq attacks




The military is conducting DNA tests to determine if Islamic State of Iraq leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi was captured. Security forces killed three al Qaeda fighters and detained a Saudi leader in Khanaqin, and killed an al Qaeda leader in Anbar. Iraqi forces also detained 19 wanted men in Basrah and 15 insurgents in Anbar.




Two suicide bombers killed more than 60 Iraqis and Iranians and wounded more than 125 outside a shrine in Baghdad. Yesterday's suicide attack in Diyala killed 56 people. Two Iraqis were killed in an IED attack in Diyala and a policeman was killed in Fallujah. Iraqi intelligence said Baathists are conducting suicide attacks.




The leader of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq is reported to have been captured; the US has not confirmed the report. Suicide bombers killed 60 Iraqis in attacks in Baghdad and Diyala. Security forces detained 17 wanted men in Basrah, four al Qaeda fighters in Wasit, three Awakening fighters in Babil, and two Special Groups leaders in Hillah.




Abu Omar al-Baghdadi allegedly captured




Islamic State of Iraq leader reported captured

Unconfirmed reports from the Iraqi Army said Abu Omar al Baghdadi was captured in eastern Baghdad. The US military has not confirmed the report. More than 60 Iraqis have been killed in two suicide bombings in Baghdad and Diyala.


Security forces detained 15 wanted men in Basrah and five Naqshabandiya fighters in Diyala, and killed a suicide bomber in Mosul. Insurgents wounded eight civilians and a policeman in bombings in Mosul and kidnapped a judge in Kirkuk.




Security forces detained 10 insurgents in Kirkuk, 109 wanted men in Basrah and 39 more in Karbala, Babil, Diyala, Salahidin, and Baghdad. Yesterday's suicide attack in Baqubah killed three Iraqi police and wounded eight US soldiers; no US soldiers were killed as initially reported.




Three US troops and four Iraqi policemen were reportedly killed in a suicide attack in Baqubah; the US military has not confirmed the report. Two children were killed in an IED attack in Fallujah. A suicide bomber wounded eight US soldiers in Mosul. Security forces detained 15 wanted men in Amarah and eight more in Karbala, an al Qaeda leader and 10 fighters in Huwaijah and eight Ansar al Sunnah fighters in Touz Khormato.




Insurgents killed two policemen in Mosul and an Awakening fighter in Babil, and wounded seven Iraqis in a car bombing in Mosul. Security forces detained 44 wanted men in Basrah, four children recruited by al Qaeda to be suicide bombers in Kirkuk, and two drug dealers in Ramadi. US troops detained four terrorists in Basrah.




Secure enough to sin, Baghdad is back to old ways




Security forces launched an operation in Fallujah. Three policemen were wounded after rival police forces clashed in Maysan. Six civilians were wounded in two IED attacks in Baghdad; two mortars landed in the International Zone.