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Iraq religious parties may face election backlash




Iraq is preparing for a potentially quick US military withdrawal. Eight Iraqis were killed and six were wounded in violent acts throughout Iraq. Security forces detained 20 insurgents in Kirkuk and three more in Basrah.




Emergency plans to confront sudden US withdrawal from Iraq




Iraq willing to see US troops leave early




Four civilians were killed and 10 more were wounded in a bombing in northern Baghdad. A civilian was killed in an IED attack in Kirkuk and two soldiers were wounded in a bombing in Ninewa. Security forces detained 13 wanted men in Hillah and uncovered six mass graves in Diyala.




Iraqi Field Artillery: The missing link

The Iraqi Army is devoid of artillery assets, a crucial element that prevents it from operating independently. This is expected to change over the next several years.


Poll: Iraqis prefer secular candidates




Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Mosul and detained five Mahdi Army fighters in Al Kut and four Ansar al Sunnah fighters in Kirkuk. US and Iraqi forces detained three "criminals" in Baghdad. An Iraqi border police colonel was killed in Basrah.




Security forces detained 22 insurgents in Baghdad, 16 terrorists in Baqubah, two gunmen in Kirkuk, and a Special Groups cell leader in Wasit. A man who claimed the People™s Mujahedeen of Iran trained him to become a suicide bomber turned himself in to Iraqi authorities.




Iraqi forces detained 97 wanted men in Basrah, 35 in Hillah, eight in Khalis, five in Tal Afar, three in Baghdad, and one more in Amarah. The deputy of the Iraqi Front for National Dialogue was killed in a suicide bombing in the Sharqat district in Ninewa province. A US soldier was killed in an IED attack in Baghdad.




Iraq's foreign minister said Iranian influence is on the decline. A court in Dhi Qhar is prosecuting 48 Mahdi Army fighters for murder. Iraqi forces detained six insurgents in Basrah, five in eastern Baghdad, and two in Mosul. A policeman and two soldiers were killed in Mosul.




2 Americans plead guilty to terrorism charges in Iraq




A candidate from Prime Minister Maliki's party was assassinated in Hillah. Police detained 18 insurgents in Baqubah and three more in Balad Ruz. US and Iraqi troops detained four "criminals" in Baghdad.




Iraqi forces detained 11 insurgents in Kirkuk and seven more during other raids. Police found an IED factory in Mosul. Iraqi troops raided the home of a provincial security official in Maysan province. An official in Samarra escaped an assassination attempt.




Iraqi Security Force developments and the latest congressional quarterly report

The 9010 report outlines the transition of the five remaining provinces to Iraqi control. Budget shortfalls due to falling oil prices will hamper the growth of the Iraqi Security Forces in 2009.


Iraqi security forces detained 46 wanted men and 19 suspects in Basrah, 33 insurgents in Baghdad, three Islamic State of Iraq members in Huweija, and an al Qaeda operative in Khalis. US and Iraqi forces detained nine criminals in Baghdad. An Iraqi soldier was killed and three Iraqis were wounded in a car bomb explosion in western Mosul.




Iraqi forces arrested nine suspected "criminals" on local and government warrants during operations throughout Iraq. Six Army officers responsible for protecting the Kadhimiyah district in Baghdad were arrested. Since February 2008, 127057 detainees have been released under the terms of the general pardon law.




Seven Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. Security forces detained eight suspects after a blast in Kirkuk and captured three members of a "kidnapping gang" in Miqdadiyah. Iraqi troops captured a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq in Mosul. US and Iraqi troops detained four "criminals" in Baghdad.




Lethal Technology Making Way From US to Iran Via Front Companies




Violence dropped by 90 percent in Baghdad during 2008. Three policemen were killed in a shootout in Mosul and four more were wounded in a car bombing. A US soldier was killed in an IED attack in Baghdad on Jan. 10. Security forces detained ten insurgents in Kirkuk and a senior leader of Ansar al Sunnah.