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Coalition forces killed three al Qaeda operatives and captured 11. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured two al Qaeda cell leaders in Baghdad and Abu Ghraib. Iraqi Security Forces captured 21 suspected insurgents. Sadr reiterated his call for the Mahdi Army to stop attacks. Arrest warrants were issued for 50 Iraqi policemen for their involvement in terrorist attacks.




Iraq: Kurds Hold The Keys To Turkey's Dilemma




Latest bin Laden message 'the most important in al-Qaeda's history'




"The darkness has become pitch black" - Osama bin Laden on Iraq situation

osama-thumbnail.JPGTranscript of bin Laden's latest audiotape shows the Iraq situation is viewed as dire. Bin Laden shows a tactical awareness of the decline in IED capabilities, contempt for the Saudi king, fear of the Iraqi military, and calls for Muslims to continue the fight.


Muqtada al Sadr has reiterated his call for the Mahdi Army to halt fighting after clashes in Karbala and Diwaniyah. The Mahdi Army attacked a police station in Basra. US forces found a large EFP cache, including 120 assembled EFPs and 150 copper discs. Coalition forces captured 21 al Qaeda operatives. The Iraqi military killed three insurgents and captured 59.




Shiites Work Against Extremists, Generals Say




US general outlines Baghdad security handover plan




Turkey masses more troops, raids in Iraq confirmed




Iraq: Insurgent group rallies to new Bin Laden call to arms




Sharp drop seen in US deaths in Iraq




Two al Qaeda operatives were killed and 38 captured during a series of raids over the past several days. A US helicopter attack on an IED cell in Samara resulted in at least six civilians and one insurgent killed. Forty-six insurgents were captured during two raids in Kirkuk. Fighting between police and the Mahdi Army has been reported in Diwaniyah and Karbala.




Spain charges 22 with recruiting fighters for Iraq




Once haven for insurgents, rural Iraqi town recovers




"Violence in Iraq drops sharply: Ministry of the Interior"




Increasingly, the US sits down with Iraqi militants




In Iraq, Conflict on a Second Kurdish Front




Turkey says it will try talks before striking PKK




Osama bin Laden on the state of Iraq

In his latest audiotape, al Qaeda's leader admits leadership problems in Iraq, laments the splits between al Qaeda and insurgent and tribal organizations, and implores Sunnis to eschew tribal and national loyalties for the sake of jihad.


Al Qaeda, Islamic Army clash south of Baghdad

Over 60 reported killed as Sunni insurgent group battles al Qaeda after a local leader of the Islamic Army of Iraq was kidnapped in Madain. Osama bin Laden calls for Sunni insurgents to unite and reject the tribe and nation.


Violence in Iraq is down 70 percent since June. Over 60 were killed in clashes between the Islamic Army and al Qaeda in Khannasa. Two Mahdi Army terror cell leaders were captured in New Baghdad, and one cell member was killed. Six Mahdi Army fighters and one policeman were killed during fighting in Karbala. Terrorists bombed the Adhamiyah Islamic Party headquarters; the party is allied with Coalition forces.