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Insurgents killed three Iraqis in a bombing in Baghdad, and executed an Awakening member who was kidnapped in Kirkuk. Security forces arrested three members of a gang linked to al Qaeda in Baghdad. The Awakening issued a fatwa against Iraqis fighting in Syria.




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A suicide bomber killed five Iranian pilgrims in Baquba. An Iraqi soldier was killed in an IED attack in Mosul. The leaders of 26 tribes in Anbar and Ninewa provinces denounced al Qaeda, and said its tribal militias would assist security forces in tracking terrorists.




UN launches record £3.3-billion Syria aid appeal - more than twice amount sought for Iraq




A suicide bomber killed seven policemen in Taji; seven Iraqi civilians were killed in other bombings in Iraq. Three more policemen were killed in an IED attack in Fallujah. Security forces arrested two al Qaeda supsects in Salman Pak.




Insurgents killed three Awakening members in an IED attack in Madeen. Security forces arrested seven "terrorists" in Maysan, an al Qaeda commander and two fighters in Fallujah, and another al Qaeda fighter in Al Zubair.




Al Qaeda killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more in an IED attack in Husaybah on the Syrian border. Security forces detained 12 al Qaeda members and freed a hostage during a raid on a hideout in Hawijah.




Over 7,000 Syrian refugees return from Iraq as security improves




Insurgents killed three Syrian truck drivers and kidnapped four Iraqis in Rutbah near the Syrian border. Al Qaeda killed a senior counterterrorism official in Bayji. Security forces arrested four al Qaeda operatives who were transporting nearly two tons of explosives in Anbar.




Iraq breaks up al Qaeda chemical weapons cell

Iraq-AQ-chemical-agents.jpgThe al Qaeda cell is said to have been plotting to use sarin and mustard gas against a religious procession in Iraq, and was planning to move the chemical weapons to the US, Canada, and Europe.


The Defense Ministry said that it arrested five members of a cell that was manufacturing sarin, mustard gas, and nerve gases. Insurgents killed two soldiers in a bombing in Babil. Iraqi troops arrested al Qaeda's leader for Fallujah.




The UN's special representative to Iraq said that "systemic violence is ready to explode at any moment ...." In May, more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks against both Sunnis and Shiites throughout the country. The month of April was the deadliest in Iraq in over five years, with more than 700 killed.




Iraq violence 'ready to explode'




Insurgents killed 33 Iraqis in a series of attacks in Baghdad, Mosul, and Tal Afar. Three attacks were executed by suicide bombers; the governor of Anbar escaped one of those attacks. The tribes in Anbar said al Qaeda is "a malicious attempt to undermine national unity between Sunni and Shia Iraqis."




Insurgents killed 26 Iraqis in a series of attacks and bombings in Baghdad, Baqubah, and in Anbar near the border with Syria. Security forces arrested 16 "terrorists" in Salahaddin. The central government announced near security measures to deal with al Qaeda and other armed groups.




Insurgents killed over 50 Iraqis yesterday and 22 more today, including four Iraqi soldiers, in attacks throughout Iraq. Security forces killed three al Qaeda fighters in That Thar and detained three more in Albu Kamal as they crossed the border from Syria.




Insurgents killed eight Iraqis in attacks throughout the country. Among those killed were four civilians and a policeman in Baghdad, two Iraqi soldiers in Haditha, and another soldier in Fallujah.




Iraqi Volunteers Join Both Sides Of War In Syria




Insurgents killed five soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, in an IED attack in Hit, and five civilians in another bombing in Samarra. A cleric was gunned down in his hom in Mosul. Police and Awakening fighters captured three "terrorists" from Syria in Fallujah.




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