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Gunmen assassinated an Army brigadier general with a silenced pistol in Taji; two civilians were killed in bombings in Haditha and Mosul. Seven al Qaeda operatives were detained in Wasit; the bodies of four al Qaeda leaders were discovered in Mosul.
Insurgents killed three policemen, two soldiers, and five civilians in attacks in Baghdad and Kirkuk. The Army took control of the border with Syria. Sheikh Hameed al Hayis, the head of the Anbar Salvation Council, said he would turn himself over to the government.
Insurgents killed a policeman, a politician, and a civilian in shootings in Mosul, and wounded a colonel and and three soldiers as they were patrolling in Dhuluiyah.
Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for an attack in Haditha that killed 27 policemen and scores of other attacks in Anbar province this summer. A Syrian fighter plane penetrated Iraqi airspace near Al Qaim.
A senior Sunni cleric who sided with the government, denounced al Qaeda in Iraq, and sought to repair relations with the Shia community was badly wounded in an IED attack in Baghdad. Four of the cleric's bodyguards were killed in the blast.
More than 90 Iraqis were killed yesterday in a spate of bombings and shootings across the country. Security forces killed three suicide bombers in Anbar. More than one million Iraqis signed a petition calling for the death penalty.