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A Fragile Iraq Faces New Perils From Syria's War

Insurgents killed nine Iraqis in bombings and shootings in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Tarmiyah. Among those killed were a brigadier, four policemen, and a soldier.

Insurgents killed four children in a car bombing in Hit and shot two policemen dead in Kirkuk. The government is speeding up executions, citing security concerns; 96 people have been executed this year.

Saudi steers citizens away from Syrian jihad

Insurgents killed five soldiers in an IED attack in Dhuluiyah and a civilian in a bombing in Baqubah. A senior Iraqi politician described the US's policy towards Iraq as "very weak."

Iraq stopped a North Korean airplane that is suspected of transporting weapons to the Syrian regime from using Iraqi airspace. Security forces detained eight people, including several terrorists, in Kirkuk.

Taliban Targeted by Local Uprisings

The government denied US claims that it is allowing Iranian weapons and personnel to pass through Iraqi territory to support the Syrian regime. Prime Minister Maliki accused unnamed governments of inciting sectarian strife.

Foreign fighters, extremists increasingly appearing on front lines in Syria's civil war

Italian Supreme Court upholds guilty verdict against 23 Americans

Insurgents killed two soldiers and a civilian in separate attacks in Mosul. Senator John Kerry threatened to dial back US aid to Iraq if the government does not restrict Iran's use of Iraqi airspace to support the Syrian regime.

Turks Weary of Leaders' Support for Syria Uprising

Security forces detained 62 people, including several on terrorism charges, in Diwaniyah, three "terrorists" in Karbala, and two more in Nassiriyah. Iraq has reopened the border with Syria, but is not allowing young men to cross.

A suicide bomber killed seven Iraqis in an attack outside the Green Zone in Baghdad; a member of parliament was among 24 people wounded. Security forces captured a senior al Qaeda financier in Diyala.

Abdul Mehdi al Karbalai, the representative to Iraq's senior Shia cleric, called for the UN to criminalize insults against the Prophet Mohammed. The leader of the Asaib al Haq, who was freed by the US in 2010, threatened to attack US interests in Iraq.

Anti-American Protests Over Film Expand to More Than a Dozen Countries

US adds 2 senior Hezbollah military leaders to terror list

Mustafa-Amine-Badr-Al-Din.jpgThe US Treasury Department added Hezbollah's military leader and the head of its External Security Organization to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

Iranian-backed Shia terror leader freed by US threatens to attack

Qais al Qazali, the leader of the League of the Righteous, said a controversial film "will put all the American interests Iraq in danger." Qazali was released from custody by the US in 2009.

Anti-Islam film protests spread across Middle East