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As NATO Prepares for Afghan Withdrawal, Uzbekistan Seeks War's Leftovers




Security forces killed an al Qaeda fighter and detained three more in Hit; captured 15 members of a bombmaking cell in Baghdad; and arrested two al Qaeda leaders in Mosul. Border guards arrested seven "gunmen" who attempted to enter Iraq from Syria.




Insurgents killed an Iraqi soldier in an IED attack in the Fallujah area. Security forces captured an al Qaeda leader in Fallujah and 10 "gunmen" linked to al Qaeda and Ansar al Sunnah in Kirkuk.




Insurgents killed two soldiers in a rocket attack on a base north of Fallujah. Twelve "terrorists" surrendered to the government in Rabia. Parliament voted to limit Prime Minister Maliki to two terms in office.




Pakistan still global jihad hub




Al Qaeda killed four Iraqi soldiers in an IED attack in Haswa. Two soldiers were gunned down and three more were kidnapped near Fallujah. The suicide bomber who killed 42 people at a mosque in Tuz Khurmatu had escaped from an IRaqi jail.




Al Qaeda in Iraq video shows series of attacks against Iraqi security forces

AQI-attacks-ISF-video.jpgThe operations are part of the "third wave" of al Qaeda in Iraq's "Destroying the Walls" campaign.


Iraqi soldiers killed four civilians in Fallujah after opening fire on Sunni protesters as they advanced on military vehicles and hurled rocks and water bottles. Some of the protesters raised al Qaeda in Iraq's black banner, while others raised the flag of Saddam Hussein's regime.




Security forces detained 19 "wanted terrorists" involved in attacks throughout Iraq in 2012. Police detained four al Qaeda fighters who were attempting to recruit a 16-year-old boy in Mosul.




An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed 42 Iraqis in an attack at a funeral in a mosque in Tuz Khurmatu. "Gunmen" killed an Awakening leader at his home in Samarra.




Suicide bomber kills 42 Iraqis at Shia mosque

The suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a policeman in Tuz Khurmatu. The attack is the fourth suicide bombing in the country in nine days.


A suicide bomber killed seven Iraqis in Taji. Fifteen more were killed in car bombings and shootings in Baghdad, Bayji, and Mahmudiyah. Iraqi soldiers killed nine al Qaeda fighters in the desert west of Samarra.




AQAP eulogizes jihadist who fought in Iraq and was killed in US drone strike in Yemen

Abdullah-Bawazir-2.jpgAbdullah Bawazir fought against US forces in Iraq and escaped from a Yemeni prison in June 2011, according to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He was killed in a drone strike in Hadramout on Dec. 24, 2012.


Algeria Attack Shows Reach of Militants




How a pile of explosives I found in a Libyan field may have ended up in the hands of Algerian terrorists




Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide attacks in Syria

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngAl Qaeda's affiliate in Syria claimed credit for the first two suicide attacks reported in Syria this year. The attacks were launched to avenge reported atrocities in a village in Idlib.


Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for the assassination of Sunni MP and Awakening leader Aifan Sadoun. Security forces captured AQI's "religious guide" and three aides in Miqdadiyah.




Al Qaeda claims assassination of MP Aifan Sadoun; Sunni Awakening leader blames Iran




Insurgents killed three policemen and a civilian in separate attacks in Mosul, Kirkuk, and Baghdad. Four more policemen were wounded in the attacks.




Insurgents killed two policemen in separate attacks in Abu Ghraib. Police and Awakening fighters killed a suicide bomber as he approached their checkpoint on a motorcycle; one policeman was wounded.