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The US military will shut down the Camp Bucca prison by the summer of 2009. Security forces detained 30 wanted men in Basrah and four more in Maysan. Insurgents murdered the mayor of a village east of Mosul.
Iraqi security forces detained 25 wanted men in Baghdad, six al Qaeda fighters in Diyala and four more in Ninewa, three Naqshabandiya group members near Kirkuk, a Special Groups leader in Al Kut, and an IED maker in Mosul. A car bmb killed one policeman and wounded two others in Mosul.
Iraqis are overwhelmingly positive about the security situation, the future, and prospects for democracy. Iraqi forces detained 57 wanted men in Basrah, 16 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala, 12 Naqshabandiya group members in Kirkuk, and four members of a "murder gang" and two wanted men in Amarah. Iraq's defense minister said the military will focus on intelligence capabilities in preparation for the US departure.
The US military and the Iraqi military both confirmed that an Iranian UAV was shot down east of Baghdad in late February. Iraqi forces detained 103 wanted men during a sweep in Basrah and five more in Kirkuk, and a policeman in Maysan. A US soldier was killed in Baghdad.
President Talabani will step down from office after his term expires at the end of the year. Security forces detained 36 wanted men in Basrah, five in Hillah, and four more in Wasit, as well as four al Qaeda fighters in Baqubah and one near Samarra. Four members of the Kurdistan Workers Party were killed during airstrikes by the Turkish military.
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in a bombing in Diyala and one policewoman was killed in a shootout in Mosul. Security forces detained 41 wanted men in Baghdad, 40 more in Basrah, and three Egyptians in Babil.
Three members of Iran's Qods Force were detained in Khalis. Security forces detained 15 al Qaeda fighters in Sinjar, four in Wasit province, two more in Diyala, and four wanted men in Maysan province. One woman was killed and seven Iraqis, including four policemen, were wounded in bombings in Baghdad.