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Prime Minister Maliki ordered the arrest of several senior police, prison, and intelligence officials after the al Qaeda prison breakout at Abu Ghraib. Two al Qaeda inmates who escaped from Abu Ghraib died after a bomb they were transporting detonated prematurely. Security forces detained seven al Qaeda fighters in Ninewa province.
Al Qaeda fighters executed 14 Shia truck drivers at a fake checkpoint near Sulaiman Pak. The bodies of four policemen kidnapped in Badoush have been found. Security forces captured five al Qaeda fighters in Habbaniyah. The government offered an $86,000 reward for al Qaeda's war minister.
Al Qaeda killed 14 people in attacks throughout Iraq; nine policemen were killed in an assault on a police headquarters outside of Mosul. Security forces captured an al Qaeda leader in Kirkuk and five fighters in Salahuddin.
Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for the suicide assaults on two prisons that freed more than 500 terrorist commanders and fighters. Security forces captured six al Qaeda fighters in Tikrit. Parliament's foreign relations committee asked Iran to halt the flow of al Qaeda and "Iranian-backed militants" into Iraq.
Al Qaeda in Iraq launched suicide assaults on prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji; more than 500 al Qaeda leaders and fighters escaped Abu Ghraib, while the attack on Taji was defeated. Twenty-six policemen and 10 al Qaeda fighters were killed. A suicide bomber killed 23 Iraqi soldiers and two civilians in Mosul.
Security forces arrested three al Qaeda in Iraq members in Fallujah. The government will hand over 20 "members of fanatic religious groups" in custody to Jordan. The Iraqi counterterrorism chief claimed that 90 percent of Iraq's terrorists have passed through Camp Bucca prison.
An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed 20 people in a blast inside a Sunni mosque in Wajihiyah, just north of Baqubah. Security forces uncovered an al Qaeda weapons cache near the Iraqi-Syrian border in Anbar province.
Insurgents killed nine Iraqis in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Wajihiyah, Dujail, and Balad. The government refused to reconcile with the Jaish al Mukhtar, a Hezbollah linked "outlawed militia."
Insurgents killed four youths as they were swimming in a stream in Wajihiya. Security forces captured an al Qaeda leader near Mosul. A court sentenced an al Qaeda leader who brutally murdered Iraqis in Baghdad to hang.
Three Iraqi soldiers and four al Qaeda fighters were killed during clashes and bombings in Tikrit and Mosul. Security forces killed an al Qaeda fighter and detained 10 more in Mahmudiyah; six soldiers were wounded during the raid.