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Security forces killed three al Qaeda in Iraq fighters in an operation in Abu Saida near Baqubah. Al Qaeda is suspected of executing a candidate for office in Ninewa; the gunmen used a silenced weapon.
A military intelligence unit captured two al Qaeda in Iraq leaders during a raid in Al Riyadh south of Kirkuk. Security forces also broke up a plot to bomb three oil wells in northern Kirkuk; three IEDs planted on the wells were dismantled.
Insurgents killed more than 70 Iraqis in a series of attacks, which included suicide bombings, in Iraq. Among those killed was Sheikh Abdul Rahman Rashid al Issawi, the leader of the Awakening in Fallujah. Security forces arrested an al Qaeda leader in the Thar Thar area south of Samarra.
Insurgents killed three Iraqis in a bombing in Baghdad, and executed an Awakening member who was kidnapped in Kirkuk. Security forces arrested three members of a gang linked to al Qaeda in Baghdad. The Awakening issued a fatwa against Iraqis fighting in Syria.
A suicide bomber killed five Iranian pilgrims in Baquba. An Iraqi soldier was killed in an IED attack in Mosul. The leaders of 26 tribes in Anbar and Ninewa provinces denounced al Qaeda, and said its tribal militias would assist security forces in tracking terrorists.
A suicide bomber killed seven policemen in Taji; seven Iraqi civilians were killed in other bombings in Iraq. Three more policemen were killed in an IED attack in Fallujah. Security forces arrested two al Qaeda supsects in Salman Pak.
Insurgents killed three Awakening members in an IED attack in Madeen. Security forces arrested seven "terrorists" in Maysan, an al Qaeda commander and two fighters in Fallujah, and another al Qaeda fighter in Al Zubair.
Al Qaeda killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more in an IED attack in Husaybah on the Syrian border. Security forces detained 12 al Qaeda members and freed a hostage during a raid on a hideout in Hawijah.
Insurgents killed three Syrian truck drivers and kidnapped four Iraqis in Rutbah near the Syrian border. Al Qaeda killed a senior counterterrorism official in Bayji. Security forces arrested four al Qaeda operatives who were transporting nearly two tons of explosives in Anbar.
The Defense Ministry said that it arrested five members of a cell that was manufacturing sarin, mustard gas, and nerve gases. Insurgents killed two soldiers in a bombing in Babil. Iraqi troops arrested al Qaeda's leader for Fallujah.
The UN's special representative to Iraq said that "systemic violence is ready to explode at any moment ...." In May, more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks against both Sunnis and Shiites throughout the country. The month of April was the deadliest in Iraq in over five years, with more than 700 killed.
Insurgents killed 33 Iraqis in a series of attacks in Baghdad, Mosul, and Tal Afar. Three attacks were executed by suicide bombers; the governor of Anbar escaped one of those attacks. The tribes in Anbar said al Qaeda is "a malicious attempt to undermine national unity between Sunni and Shia Iraqis."