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Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 40 civilians in a series of bombings in predominantly Shia neighborhoods in Baghdad. Bombings killed 11 more civilians in Al Kut and Basrah. More than 500 Iraqis have been killed in terrorist attacks this month.




Al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Ghraib Jailbreak a Counterterrorism Nightmare




A suicide bomber killed eight members of a Kurdish security force during an attack on a patrol in Tuz Khurmatu. Four civilians were killed in two separate bombings in Baghdad. A bombing at a pipeline in northern Iraq shut down oil exports to Turkey.




Analysis: Al Qaeda's Iraqi, Syrian affiliates jointly battle Kurds

Despite a dispute between the emirs of the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the two al Qaeda branches are jointly fighting against their Kurdish enemies.


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 is Back




Iran Is Said to Want Direct Talks With U.S. on Nuclear Program




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.




Brazen Attacks at Prisons Raise Worries of Al Qaeda's Strength in Iraq




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.




Iraq's Insurgents Picking Up Attacks During Ramadan




Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims credit for prison break




Iraq jailbreak highlights al-Qaeda affiliate's ascendancy




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.




Al Qaeda assaults Iraqi jails, frees hundreds of prisoners

Al_Qaeda_flag500.jpgThe Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji. More than 500 al Qaeda operatives and leaders escaped from Abu Ghraib, while the assault in Taji was repelled.


The Pipe Dream of Easy War




Insurgents killed 14 people in attacks in Kirkuk, Taji, and Hillah. Al Qaeda in Iraq launched attacks on prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji in an attempt to free high-level leaders.




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.