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A suicide bomber killed two policemen in an attack in Tal Afar. Terrorists killed two soldiers in Mosul and a police major in Baghdad. Insurgents bombed an oil pipeline near Kirkuk. Iran criticized Iraq for increasing oil exports.




No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming NSA




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed four Iraqi soldiers in an IED attack in Mosul. Police captured four ISIS operatives, including a wanted commander, during a raid in Fallujah.




Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria a 'transnational threat'

A senior administration official warned earlier this week that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (or Levant) is a "transnational threat" and "an increasing threat to us." Iraq has exploded in violence since the withdrawal of American troops. The official said 38 suicide bombers have launched attacks in the last month alone.


Five car bombs north of Baghdad killed 19 people and wounded scores more; police blamed al Qaeda. The bodies of three women who had been blindfolded and shot in the head were found in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad. Car bombs in Baqouba killed five people. Gunmen targeting a patrol in Mosul killed a soldier and wounded two others. Over 730 people have been killed in attacks so far in October. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham released a video showing militants who had escaped from Abu Ghraib in July later capturing and executing Iraqi military officers and Awakening Council officials.




Kurds in Iraq, Syria work as shield against al-Qaeda




The ISIS killed 24 people in a series of suicide attacks and bombings in Tarmiyah, Mosul, Abu Ghraib, and Baghdad; in Tarmiyah, a pair of suicide bombers killed 12 soldiers and Awakening members, and in Mosul, another suicide bomber killed three policemen and four civilians. Security forces captured six ISIS operatives in Babil.




Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed 11 people in bombings in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Abu Ghraib. Al Qaeda fighters also gunned down an Awakening leader and his son in Jalam. Four al Qaeda fighters and two tribesmen were killed during a clash in the Abou al-Khanajer Valley.




Rebel clashes highlight complexities of Syria's civil war




Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 54 people in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad. Twelve Iraqis, including soldiers, were killed in a suicide assault on a base in Mosul.




Syrian Kurds capture border crossing with Iraq




Al Qaeda Sets Sights On Iraq's Anbar Province




In Syrian civil war, emergence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria boosts rival Jabhat al-Nusra




Al Nusrah Front denies emir killed by Syrian troops

Syrian government news agencies claimed that Abu Muhammad al Julani was killed, but the al Qaeda group denied the reports.


Turkey, Iraq eye closer cooperation on Syria as relations thaw




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed nine people in bombings in Yusafiyah and Baqubah, and three soldiers in an IED attack in Tal al Rumman. Security forces launched an offensive against the ISIS in the western part of Anbar; five ISIS fighters, including a Tunisian, were captured in Albu Aitha. Two large tribes in Ninewa declared war on the ISIS. The Iraqi government wants the US to supply drones and F-16s to fight the ISIS.




Violence Reverses Gains in Iraq




A suicide bomber killed four policemen and three civilians while blowing up a bridge on the border with Jordan. Security forces captured eight al Qaeda operatives, including a senior leader, near the Syrian border. Awakening forces captured six al Qaeda fighters near Rutbah.




Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 14 people in bombings that targeted civilians in Baghdad and Madain. Members of a human rights organization in Fallujah known as Herak launched a campaign called "We are against al Qaeda."




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham executed three suicide attacks in Mosul, Jurf al-Sakhar, and Rutba, and an armed attack in Ramadi, killing 22 Iraqi security personnel. The ISIS killed three civilians in a mortar attack in Hit. Security forces captured 19 "terrorists" in Ninewa.