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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.




Security forces detained 10 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala, five wanted men in Miqdadiyah, three Special Groups fighters in Al Kut, and a Naqshabandiya leader in Khalis. The Iraqi Army said 38 soldiers were wounded and none were killed in yesterday's suicide attack at a military base in Habbaniyah. A woman planning to conduct a suicide attack in Miqdadiyah was turned in by her family.




A suicide bomber killed 18 soldiers and wounded 40 in an attack on a military base in Habbaniyah. One policeman was killed in an attack in Mosul. Security forces detained 91 wanted men in Basrah and 43 more in Dhi Qhar, and six Naqshabandiya members in Kirkuk and four more in Diyala.




Eleven Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded in a bombing in Kirkuk. Security forces captured 149 insurgents in Basrah and detained two "gunmen" in Al Kut. US troops killed one insurgent and captured two more near Kirkuk.




Awakening fighters abandoned 10 checkpoints in Babil after not being paid; the men were replaced with Iraqi soldiers. Security forces detained 73 insurgents in Basrah, 17 in Fallujah, and five more in Diyala, defused seven bombs in Baghdad, and found a large cache of rockets in Fallujah. Al Qaeda bombed four homes in Baqubah.




US troops could stay in Mosul past June 30




Security forces detained 27 wanted men in Dhi Qhar, 17 in Basrah, and 17 more in Karbala. A US soldier was killed an an IED attack south of Karbala. Insurgents murdered a mayor of a district in Eastern Mosul.




Iraq Sunni anti-Qaeda leader eyes Shi'ite alliance