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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."
Insurgents killed 26 Iraqis in a series of attacks and bombings in Baghdad, Baqubah, and in Anbar near the border with Syria. Security forces arrested 16 "terrorists" in Salahaddin. The central government announced near security measures to deal with al Qaeda and other armed groups.
Insurgents killed over 50 Iraqis yesterday and 22 more today, including four Iraqi soldiers, in attacks throughout Iraq. Security forces killed three al Qaeda fighters in That Thar and detained three more in Albu Kamal as they crossed the border from Syria.
Insurgents killed eight Iraqis in attacks throughout the country. Among those killed were four civilians and a policeman in Baghdad, two Iraqi soldiers in Haditha, and another soldier in Fallujah.
Insurgents killed five soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, in an IED attack in Hit, and five civilians in another bombing in Samarra. A cleric was gunned down in his hom in Mosul. Police and Awakening fighters captured three "terrorists" from Syria in Fallujah.
More than 20 Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings and attacks across the country. Three Iraqi soldiers were killed in a complex suicide assault in Tarmiyah. Security forces arrested three wanted terrorists in Samarra. An al Qaeda operative was sentenced to life in prison for attacks that killed civilians.
Eighty-seven Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad, Balad, Basrah, and Samara; 48 of those were killed in a series of blasts at markets in Baghdad. The bodies of 13 Iraqis, including eight policemen, who were kidnapped last week, were found; the men were executed.
Insurgents killed 16 people, including four Awakening fighters and three soldiers, in attacks throughout the country. Ten policemen were kidnapped in Ramadi. Police arrested six wanted terrorists south of Kirkuk.