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The spokesman for US Forces-Iraq said that attacks against US troops are on the rise as the December 2011 drawdown deadline nears. Thousands of supporters of Muqtada al Sadr protested against a continued US military presence in Iraq.
Insurgents killed two policemen in Fallujah, a police brigadier in Kirkuk, a policeman in Ramadi, and a civilian in Khanaqin. The minister for national reconciliation said the Asaib al Haq may be willing to lay down their weapons.
Fifteen Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks in and around Baghdad. Eleven were Iraqi soldiers who were killed in a suicide attack in Taji.
Insurgents killed a colonel at the Interior Ministry in Baghdad, and two policemen in Mosul. Five Mahdi Army commanders escaped from a prison in Taji. Security forces detained 12 insurgents in Diyala.
Insurgents killed 29 people and wounded 80 more in three bombings at a police station in Kirkuk. A civilian was killed in an IED attack in Baghdad. The Iraqi military identified the four senior al Qaeda leaders captured yesterday in Kirkuk.
Security forces detained al Qaeda's military leader, top judge, and two other commanders in Salahadin, and captured al Qaeda's governor in Kirkuk. Britain will withdraw its last 170 military personnel from Iraq this weekend.
Insurgents killed six Iraqis in separate attacks in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Iraqi security officials claimed that Shia terror groups are behind a wave of assassinations of government officials over the past several months.