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Security forces detained eight al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in Kirkuk. Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for the Sept. 27 assault and jailbreak at the Tasfirat prison in Tikrit. The military agreed to purchase 28 Czech-made military aircraft worth $1 billion.
Iraqi and US officials said al Qaeda in Iraq has doubled in strength to 2,500 fighters and has re-established training camps. Insurgents killed three soldiers, a judge, and two civilians in attacks in Abu Ghraib, Mosul, and Tal Afar.
An Iraqi court sentenced Omar Rashad Khalil, an American citizen, to death for his role in financing and executing terrorist attacks in Baghdad. The government said it would separate terrorists from criminals and place the former in special prisons.
More than 90 inmates were freed after al Qaeda in Iraq launched an attack on the Tasfirat prison in Kirkuk. Ten prison guards and two inmates were killed during the attack, which included a suicide bomber.
Al Qaeda in Iraq launched a suicide assault on the Tasfirat prison in Tikrit; one guard was killed. Security forces detained a senior terrorist in Baghdad. US special operations forces reportedly have deployed to Iraq to advise and train security forces.
Insurgents killed four policemen, including a senior commander, two soldiers, and a civilian in attacks in Hillah, Iskandiriyah, and Balad. A military court sentenced the commanding general of the 3rd Division to two months in prison for corruption.
Insurgents killed nine Iraqis in bombings and shootings in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Tarmiyah. Among those killed were a brigadier, four policemen, and a soldier.
Insurgents killed four children in a car bombing in Hit and shot two policemen dead in Kirkuk. The government is speeding up executions, citing security concerns; 96 people have been executed this year.