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The Iraq Study Group report has been met with praise and criticism. Bush has rejected key plans in the ISG report. In Iraq, 23 people were killed today, and 35 bodies were found by Iraqi police near and in Baghdad. The Iraqi Army and Coalition forces captured three suspected insurgents in Baqubah.
U.S. appears to be closing in on Abu Ayyub al-Masri, successor to Zarqawi as chief of al Qaeda in Iraq, as his second-in-command, Abu Taha, is killed. News broken by Iraqi National Security Advisor Muwaffaq al-Rubaie early today. Taha can now be added to the list of top al Qaeda leaders killed or captured in Iraq in recent weeks.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, DefSec nominee Bob Gates said "all options are on the table" regarding Iraq and that the U.S. is neither winning nor losing the war. Iraq Study Group report to be issued at 12 GMT Wednesday morning and is expected to push for regional conference on Iraq that includes Syria and Iran and a realignment of U.S. forces to play peacekeeping role.
Hakim, the leader of SCIRI, called for US troops to remain in Iraq. A Marine helicopter made an emergency water landing in a lake in Anbar province; 16 were aboard; 12 survived and 4 we killed. Iraqi and US forces closed off the town of Siniyah after insurgents attack the police station and forced the mayor and police to resign.
Six terrorist were killed and five captured in a raid on two foreign fighter safehouses in Gharma. The U.S. and Iraqi Army launched an operation i n Baqubah. The Iraqi Army arrested an insurgent leader in Baqubah, and a cell's members in Baghdad, Ramadi and Samarra.
91 people have been killed and 40 wounded in a coordinated car bomb attack in the al-Sadriyah shopping area of Baghdad. Falah Shanshel, the head of Muqtada al-Sadr's political bloc, has announced a possible alliance with Sunnis, Christians, and secularists against Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Maliki.