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As US prepares to leave Iraq, Iran's influence looms large




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.




Iraq Criticizes Exxon Mobil for Its Deal With the Kurds




Security forces detained five al Qaeda fighters in Wasit and six armed men in Baqubah. Insurgents killed a police commander in Fallujah. The Kurdish government reached a tentative agreement with Baghdad on petroleum exploration.




Security forces captured an al Qaeda emir in Karbala and a military doctor who supported terrorists in Khalis. Insurgents killed an Awakening member in Baqubah.




Insurgents killed an Awakening leader in Salahadin and attempted to assassinate the mayor of Mosul. The US has turned over the massive airbase at Balad to the Iraqi military.




Iranian influence seeping into Iraq




The governor of Anbar province dodged an assassination attempt in Abu Ghraib as he traveled to Baghdad. Kuwait denied it planned to host more troops as the US draws down in Iraq.




Iraq Factions Spar Over Security Forces Just Weeks Before Last U.S. Troops Depart




Insurgents killed 10 Iraqis in three bombings at the Shurja market in Baghdad. Insurgents also killed a civilian in a bombing in Sadr City.




Insurgents killed a US soldier in northern Iraq. Iraqi forces arrested three members of an al Qaeda assassination cell in Diyala. A US military spokesman warned that Iran's Qods Force and al Qaeda in Iraq will remain a threat after US forces depart.




Ten Iraqis were killed in a suicide and car bomb attack on Awakening Council members in Baqubah. The US is requesting that Iraq transfer Hezbollah commander Ali Mussa Daqduq to US custody. Muqtada al Sadr claimed the US is planning to occupy the Middle East.




US Exploring Faster Switch To Advisory Role In Afghanistan




Eight Iraqis were killed in three separate bombings in Basrah. The Iran-backed Asaib al Haq said it would not lay down its arms until the US leaves. A US Army Brigade will be positioned across the border in Kuwait after the withdrawal deadline.




Islamabad's impulsiveness distancing Afghans: Gulbudin Hekmatyar




Insurgents killed a soldier and two civilians in separate attacks in Anbar. A bomb planter in Mosul died when his explosives detonated prematurely.




Insurgents killed four Iraqi soldiers in Diyala and two soldiers in Mosul. A senior Iraqi general said his country will not be able to defend its borders until 2020 at the earliest.




Iran FM says US buildup near Iraq lacks 'prudence'




Iraq project not worth the millions spent




Iran praises Iraq as US withdrawal nears