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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.

Insurgents killed nine Iraqis in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Wajihiyah, Dujail, and Balad. The government refused to reconcile with the Jaish al Mukhtar, a Hezbollah linked "outlawed militia."

Insurgents killed four youths as they were swimming in a stream in Wajihiya. Security forces captured an al Qaeda leader near Mosul. A court sentenced an al Qaeda leader who brutally murdered Iraqis in Baghdad to hang.

Violence in Iraq's Diyala province causes concern

Three Iraqi soldiers and four al Qaeda fighters were killed during clashes and bombings in Tikrit and Mosul. Security forces killed an al Qaeda fighter and detained 10 more in Mahmudiyah; six soldiers were wounded during the raid.

Iraqi police pit football field in bid to stop terrorist attacks

Terrorists killed 38 Iraqis in attacks throughout the country yesterday and nine more today. In one of the attacks today, a suicide bomber killed two soldiers in Kirkuk.

Iraq's foreign minister said that his country is unable to effectively halt Iranian arms transfers to Syria. The provincial government in Anbar rejected Iranian companies' bids to build roads and schools.

Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 31 people in an attack at a cafe in Kirkuk. Security forces captured four al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in Sharqat and an al Qaeda leader and two aides in Kirkuk.

Insurgents killed at least 44 Iraqis in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad, Anbar, Mosul, Tikrit, Kirkuk, and Muqdadiyah. Among those killed were 14 policemen and four Awakening fighters. Suicide attacks were carried out in Muqdadiyah and Mosul.