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Coalition forces target Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades in Baghdad

Seven Hezbollah Brigades terrorists have been captured or killed during raids over the past three days.


Iraqi forces detained 16 "wanted men" in Baghdad and nine more in Nasiriyah. Coalition forces captured two Hezbollah Brigades "terrorists" and killed another in Baghdad™s Karadah district, and captured four al Qaeda fighters and killed one. Insurgents killed a policeman and four 4 civilians in a drive-by shooting in Jalawlaa.




Iraqi Army develops the heavy mechanized and armored forces

Armored and mechanized forces convert the existing, basic light infantry force into a heavier, more capable force able to deal with external threats.


Five Iraqis were killed and 25 others were wounded in a car bombing in Tal Afar. Four Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in an attack in Mosul. Coalition forces captured three al Qaeda leaders and detained five operatives in central and northern Iraq. Police in Dhi Qhar defused 10 bombs believed to have been placed to assassinate Prime Minister Maliki.




Bombings in Baghdad and Mosul killed 30 Iraqis. Iraqi forces captured an Ansar al Sunnah regional leader and a Mahdi Army cell member, 23 "gunmen" in Kirkuk, eight al Qaeda fighters in northern Iraq, and five Mahdi Army fighters in Dhi Qhar province. Coalition forces captured four Hezbollah Brigades fighters and an al Qaeda car bomb specialist in Baghdad.




Iraq: bombs kill more than 30 in Baghdad, Mosul




Iraqi forces detained 105 "wanted men" in Basrah, 18 in Mosul, 15 in Baghdad, and eight al Qaeda fighters in northern Iraq. US forces captured an al Qaeda in Iraq car bomb cell leader and three "criminals" in Baghdad. The UN said "militants" would try to disrupt elections.




All options are open, resistance legitimate right - Sadrist MP




Militants will try to disrupt Iraq election: U.N.




US military defines Mahdi Army as 'militia insurgency group'

Muqtada-Sadr-image.jpgThe move may signal a change in posture against the Mahdi Army and Muqtada al Sadr. It also highlights the decline of the Sadrist movement over the past two years.


Iraqis find 33 bodies beneath former Al Qaeda 'court'




US training Iraqis to defeat deadly roadside bombs




A rocket attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad's International Zone killed two civilians and wounded 15. Coalition forces captured a senior member of the Hezbollah Brigades in Baghdad, eight Special Groups fighters, and six "criminals" in Baghdad. Iraqi forces detained a "Mahdi Army Special Groups (JAM-SG) criminal leader" and two al Qaeda operates in northern Iraq. Four policemen were wounded in an IED attack in Diyala.




Iranian cleric praises US-Iraqi pact




Iraq: 9 die in attack in Shiite mosque




US pact leaves PM Maliki stronger than ever




Twelve Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded in a suicide attack on a Mosque in Babel; the bomber is suspected of being an Afghan national. Iraqi forces detained seven "suspects" in Al Kut and five al Qaeda operatives in Diyala. Coalition forces captured two al Qaeda leaders in Bayji and Mosul. US troops captured four Special Groups fighters in Baghdad.




Iraq parliament passes US security pact




Iraq: 18 Females from Suicide Vest Cell turn themselves in




The Parliament passed the security pact with the US by a vote of 149 out of 198 members present; the Presidential Council must now approve the agreement. Coalition forces killed one al Qaeda fighter and captured 10 in raids throughout Iraq, and captured a Hezbollah Brigades fighter near Sadr City. Eighteen female suicide bombers turned themselves in under an amnesty program. Two Iraqis were killed and 29 were wounded in two bombings in Mosul.