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British officials discuss 'rising' al Qaeda threat during testimony

Top British intelligence and security officials testified to the "rising" threat of al Qaeda last week. One official explained that there have been 34 terrorist plots in Britain since the 7/7 bombings and most of these have ties to al Qaeda groups overseas. The officials also expressed concern over al Qaeda's growing presence inside Syria.

Iraqi security services infiltrated by terrorists

Insurgents killed five Iraqis in separate attacks in Mosul, Diyala, and Salahaddin. The bodies of two men who were tortured and then killed were found in Mosul and Salahaddin.

Iraq keeps eye on Kurd-jihadist battle in Syria

Iraq's Kurdish region pursues ties with Turkey -- for oil and independence

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed five people in two bombings outside a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, two policemen in a bombing in Fallujah, and three soldiers in an attack in Anah. Security forces found the body of a wanted al Qaeda leader near Kirkuk and detained nine wanted al Qaeda fighters in Babil.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed three soldiers in a suicide attack in Ana, four civilians in a bombing in Karbala, two more civilians near Baghdad, and four policemen in an IED attack in Amiriyah. Police killed a suicide bomber in Baghdad. Security forces captured eight ISIS fighters in Ninewa.

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide bomber killed seven policemen after ramming an explosives-laden oil tanker into a police station in Al Salam. "Gunmen" killed a senior judge in Mosul. Security forces captured al Qaeda's deputy governor for Baghdad during a raid in Taji.

The Islamic State of Iraq killed 13 people, including three soldiers, four policemen, and an Awakening commander, in attacks in Mosul, Kirkuk, Fallujah, and Baghdad. The death toll in Iraq has surpassed 5,500 for this year. Security forces captured five al Qaeda fighters in Ninewa.

Iraq attacks kill 13 people, as 2013 toll tops 5,500

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad, Hawijah, Taji, and Mosul. In the Hawijah attack, a pair of suicide bombers killed two policemen outside the gate of a police station.

Elusive Al-Qaida leader in Syria stays in shadows

A suicide bomber killed two policemen in an attack in Tal Afar. Terrorists killed two soldiers in Mosul and a police major in Baghdad. Insurgents bombed an oil pipeline near Kirkuk. Iran criticized Iraq for increasing oil exports.

No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming NSA

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed four Iraqi soldiers in an IED attack in Mosul. Police captured four ISIS operatives, including a wanted commander, during a raid in Fallujah.

Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria a 'transnational threat'

A senior administration official warned earlier this week that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (or Levant) is a "transnational threat" and "an increasing threat to us." Iraq has exploded in violence since the withdrawal of American troops. The official said 38 suicide bombers have launched attacks in the last month alone.

Five car bombs north of Baghdad killed 19 people and wounded scores more; police blamed al Qaeda. The bodies of three women who had been blindfolded and shot in the head were found in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad. Car bombs in Baqouba killed five people. Gunmen targeting a patrol in Mosul killed a soldier and wounded two others. Over 730 people have been killed in attacks so far in October. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham released a video showing militants who had escaped from Abu Ghraib in July later capturing and executing Iraqi military officers and Awakening Council officials.

Kurds in Iraq, Syria work as shield against al-Qaeda

The ISIS killed 24 people in a series of suicide attacks and bombings in Tarmiyah, Mosul, Abu Ghraib, and Baghdad; in Tarmiyah, a pair of suicide bombers killed 12 soldiers and Awakening members, and in Mosul, another suicide bomber killed three policemen and four civilians. Security forces captured six ISIS operatives in Babil.

Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed 11 people in bombings in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Abu Ghraib. Al Qaeda fighters also gunned down an Awakening leader and his son in Jalam. Four al Qaeda fighters and two tribesmen were killed during a clash in the Abou al-Khanajer Valley.