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The US will spend more than $6 billion in Iraq in 2012 even though its forces are to withdraw from Iraq in late 2011, according to the US ambassador. Mahdi Army militiamen are joining the government's security services under a secret deal between the government and the Sadrist movement.
Insurgents killed 15 Iraqis in bombings and attacks in Baghdad and Anbar provinces. The US Army said the Iran-backed Asaib al Haq is stepping up attacks to "to give the impression that our forces are being chased and forced to leave."
Iraq executed 12 al Qaeda members who were convicted for the massacre of 70 people at a wedding. A string of bombings in Basra killed 19 people on Thursday evening and injured dozens more. Militants attacked a security checkpoint in Fallujah, killing one soldier and injuring three others.
Insurgents killed two Kurdish troops in Kirkuk. Security forces arrested a "terrorist" involved in assassinations in Mosul. A parliamentary committee said the Iraqi Air Force needs five years before it can defend Iraqi airspace.
Insurgents killed five policemen during an attack on a police checkpoint in Ramadi; three insurgents were also killed. An Iraqi security official claimed US troops killed two civilians after opening fire following an IED attack in Yusifiyah.
Insurgents killed five people in a bombing outside a policeman's home in Saqlawiyah and four Iraqis in bombing outside three mosques in Abu Ghraib. Iraq is discussing with the UN the closure of the MEK's Camp Arshaf.
Iraq executed a Tunisian al Qaeda operative who was involved in the 2006 bombing of the Golden mosques in Samarra; one Egyptian and nine Iraqis were also executed for terrorism charges. Muqtada al Sadr said he supports Syrian President Bashir al Assad.
Insurgents killed an Iraqi Army officer in Tikrit, a policeman in Fallujah, and two civilians in Baghdad. The US turned over two radar installations to the Iraqi military. Iraq abstained from the vote that suspended Syria from the Arab League.