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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.

Video appears to show Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiites fighting in Syria

US general says Britain risks 'special relationship' if it cuts military

Insurgents killed 32 Iraqis, including eight policemen, and wounded 181 more in a series of bombings and attacks in Kirkuk, Tuz, and Baghdad. Security forces captured a local al Qaeda leader in Baqubah.

A suicide bomber killed Sheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi, a member of Parliament and prominent Awakening leader in Fallujah. Aifan formed the Awakening in Fallujah in 2006 and battled al Qaeda in Iraq.

Suicide bomber kills Iraqi lawmaker who was prominent Awakening leader, and 5 others

aifan560.jpgSheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi, an Iraqi parliamentarian and one of the leaders of the Sunni tribal "Awakening," was assassinated while inspecting a road construction project near Fallujah.

Rape 'being used as widespread weapon of war in Syrian conflict'

Insurgents killed three Iraqi soldiers in a hand grenade attack at a checkpoint in Samarra. The finance minister, who has been in a dispute with the prime minister, survived an assassination attempt near Abu Ghraib; two bodyguards were wounded.

Insurgents killed two soccer players in an IED attack on the team bus in Kirkuk. Iraq closed all border crossings with Syria until further notice.