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Sunni Leaders Gaining Clout in Mideast




Insurgents killed 29 Iraqis in a series of eight bombings in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Ramadi, and Fallujah. Security forces detained three al Qaeda fighters in Wasit.




Pakistan ranked 'most dangerous place for journalists' second year running




US Looks to Set Size of Afghan Presence




For the first time in eight years, there were no significant sectarian attacks during the Shia holiday of Ashura. Security forces detained 82 wanted men in Karbala and three al Qaeda fighters in Wasit.




New wars possible, new borders too




"Gunmen" killed the chief of the Abu Ghraib local council and two of his sons. Security forces detained a Naqshabandia commander in Mosul. The government allotted $7.7 million to fund the Awakening.




Security forces killed a senior al Qaeda in Iraq commander in Wasit and detained 13 al Qaeda fighters near Ramadi. The chief of Kurdish military forces warned that a clash with central government forces could happen after fighting took place near Kirkuk.




Insurgents gunned down an Iraqi journalist in Baghdad. Security forces detained 67 "terror suspects" during the past week. Three al Qaeda in Iraq fighters were captured north of Tikrit.




Treasury adds Hezbollah leader who was in US custody last year to terrorism list

Musa Ali Daqduq has been added to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. He was in US custody a mere 11 months ago before being transferred to Iraq and subsequently freed, and his terrorist activities were well known.


Security forces killed al Qaeda's emir for Baqubah and detained four Ansar al Islam fighters near Kirkuk. Insurgents killed a senior Awakening leader and three aides near Mosul.




Syrian Crisis Drives Kurdish Push For Independence




Insurgents killed seven people, including three Iranian pilgrims, in an IED attack in Balad. Iraqi clerics issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslims from marrying or doing business with members of terror groups.




The government freed Hezbollah commander Musa Ali Daqduq. Insurgents killed three Iraqi policemen in Mosul. Security forces arrested al Qaeda's commander for Karma.




Iraq frees Hezbollah commander who helped mold Shia terror groups

Musa Ali Daqduq, who was tasked with establishing a Hezbollah-like Shia terror group in Iraq, and who was involved in the 2007 attack on US troops in Karbala, has been freed from Iraqi custody and is now in Lebanon.


Security forces killed three al Qaeda in Iraq fighters and found four IEDs during a raid on a safehouse in Taji. Insurgents killed a reporter in a bombing in Baqubah.




Insurgents killed at least 20 people in a series of bombings in Kirkuk, Mosul, Bayji, Baghdad, Hillah, and Al Kut. Security forces arrested five al Qaeda fighters in Hawijah.




US Fears Hezbollah Operative Held in Iraq May Go Free




Al Qaeda in Iraq killed the head of the Awakening forces in Abu Ghraib, as well as his wife and son. Security forces recaptured nine al Qaeda fighters who had escaped from prison and captured two fighters near a weapons depot in Abu Ghraib.




Insurgents killed two people, including a female journalist, in bombings in Mosul. A court sentenced al Qaeda's former shadow governor of Anbar to death. Security forces detained two insurgents in Kirkuk.