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Ten people were killed in bombings and attacks throughout Iraq; seven of those were killed in bombings outside of two Sunni mosques in Baghdad. Ninewa province's tribal council renounced al Qaeda and vowed to support the Iraqi security forces.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 25 people in attacks throughout the country. In one attack, seven civilians and two soldiers were killed in a suicide assault on a district center in Hawija. Security forces killed five al Qaeda fighters near the Syrian border and four more in south of Mosul, and detained four Ansar al Islam members in Kirkuk.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed nine policemen in a suicide assault and attacks on police and military bases in Haditha. Security forces detained an escaped inmate from the July Abu Ghraib prison break in Anbar, and two al Qaeda fighters as they were planting an IED outside the home of an Awakening leader in Samarra.
A suicide bomber killed 16 Iraqis and wounded 35 more in an attack at a funeral in Baghdad. Two Iraqi policemen were killed in attacks in Tikrit and two soldiers were killed in a bombing in Mosul.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed more than 70 people in a series of suicide attacks and bombings in Baghdad and Bayji. In one of the attacks, in Bayji, a suicide assault team killed seven policemen and penetrated the perimeter of a special forces base.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 18 Sunni worshippers in a pair of bombings at a mosque in Samarra. Security forces killed an al Qaeda leader in Mosul, captured 12 al Qaeda fighters in Madeen, four more in Tikrit, and another in Mosul.
The bodies of 10 men between the ages of 18 and 25 were found killed in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad. The men were executed. US Ambassador to Iraq Lukman Faily said al Qaeda is pushing the country to civil war.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed six Iraqis in three car bombings in Mosul and Tuz Khurmatu, and also killed an Iraqi soldier in a sniper attack in Haswa. Security forces captured al Qaeda's military leader for Babil and two of his aides.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 33 people, including six soldiers, in a series of bombings and attacks in the cities of Baghdad, Fallujah, and Mosul. In Basrah, gunmen killed 17 Sunnis to avenge Shias being targeted by al Qaeda. The Sunnis were warned to leave the province beforehand.