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The US will release evidence of Iran's involvement with supplying weapons to Shia groups. Coalition forces killed 10 IED emplacers in Diyala and Salahadin provinces. A US airstrike accidentally killed 5 Kurdish soldiers in Mosul.
Iraqi Special forces arrested "a senior Ministry of Health official... who is suspected of being a central figure in alleged corruption and rogue Jaysh Al-Mahdi infiltration" of the health ministry. Iraqi papers claim the al Qaeda anti-aircraft cells possess Strelas, and the NY Times reports a civilian helo was downed south of Baghdad on January 31st. A Coalition airstrike killed 13 insurgents in Amiriya.
A Marine CH-46 transport helicopter crashed near Karma in Anbar province; seven troops were killed. al Qaeda claims it shot the helo down. Coalition forces captured a senior al Qaeda IED cell leader, and destroyed a safe house near Taji. The Iraqi Army captured an al Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator in Al Qaim.
[UPDATE 2] A major offensive is underway in the Sunni dominated Azamiyah neighborhood in Baghdad. Over 2,000 US troops are supporting the Iraqi Army in operations. Nine Iraqis were killed in two carbombings in Baghdad. A combined US and Iraqi operation netted 77 suspected insurgents near Habbaniyah in Anbar province.
The US military said an Iraqi lawmaker is responsible for the French and US embassies in Kuwait in 2003, and is backed by the Iranian Qods Force. Two members of Sadr's Mahdi Army have been killed over the past week. An Iranian diplomat was kidnapped in Baghdad. An al Qaeda cell leader was captured; three members were killed, and 26 suspects were detained.