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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 10 Shia pilgrims in attacks in Mahmudiyah and Baghdad. In Mahmudiyah, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden belt in the midst of a crowd of worshippers. Security forces detained five ISIS fighters in Abu Ghraib.
More than 70 people were killed in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad, Bayji, Mosul, Tikrit, and Jisr Diyala. In Bayji, a suicide assault team killed eight policemen in an attack on a police station. In Tikrit, another suicide assault team killed two civilians in an attempt to storm the city council building.
Insurgents killed 20 people in attacks throughout the country. Among those killed were a female reporter in a shooting in Mosul and a government employee and his family in a home invasion in Sadiyah.
Insurgents killed 15 Iranian workers and two Iraqi guards at a gas pipeline from Iran to Iraq in the Al Nida area near Baghdad last night. Twenty-three Iraqis, including five policemen, were killed in a series of bombings and shootings throughout the country.
Twenty-five prisoners, including some facing the death penalty for terrorism charges, killed two guards and escaped from a prison north of Baghdad; 11 of the escapees were recaptured. Security forces killed three al Qaeda fighters after they killed an Awakening leader near Ramadi.
Insurgents killed an Awakening leader in an IED attack in Madeen; three suspects were captured after the attack. Security forces captured six al Qaeda fighters in Anbar near the Syrian border. The military will purchase 24 light attack fighters from South Korea.
Iraqi troops in Anbar province repelled an armed assault from gunmen on the Syrian side of the border. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed three policemen in Abu Ghraib and nine civilians in Buhriz. Security forces killed two suicide bombers and captured an ISIS commander in Ramadi.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 39 people in a series of bombings and attacks throughout Iraq. Many of the attacks took place in predominantly Shia areas of Baghdad. Iraq's foreign minister warned that jihadists in Syria and Iraq threaten to establish an "Islamic emirate" in the region.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 18 people in attacks throughout the country. In Baghdad, nine people were killed in coordinated attacks on several liquor stores. Security forces captured six ISIS fighters in Baghdad. The Interior Ministry released the identity and photographs of 120 ISIS fighters who escaped from Abu Ghraib prison in July.
Last night, the Islamic State of Iraq took 15 people hostage during a suicide assault on a mall in Kirkuk. Two hundred guards at the Badush prison resigned due to threats from the ISIS. Security forces detained five Ansar al Sunnah operatives in Salahaddin and discovered a bomb factory in Fallujah.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed six people in a suicide assault against a police headquarters in Kirkuk, and three soldiers in an IED attack in Ramadi. Security forces killed the ISIS's governor for Fallujah and his aide; the governor escaped from Abu Ghraib in July.