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Syrian rebels seize all border posts with Iraq




Iraq said it would sue Syria's former ambassador after he said he helped jihadists enter Iraq starting in 2003. Oil exports are down for the third straight month after reaching a peak in April.




Maliki urges US to speed up arms transfers




Insurgents killed five security personnel in an attack on a checkpoint in Rashidiyah. Insurgents also killed two policemen and two civilians in an attack on a checkpoint in Hammam al Alil.




Al-Qaeda tries to carve out a war for itself in Syria




Afghan Exit More Costly, More Difficult Than Iraq: Pentagon




An Army brigadier was killed in an IED attack in Mosul. Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for a series of bombings in June that targeted and killed scores of Shia worshippers.




Security forces detained 42 suspected terrorists during the Shia pilgrimage to Karbala. The trial of Vice President Hashemi has been postponed as a federal court reviews an appeal.




A suicide bomber killed seven members of his own family, including his target, an Awakening leader, in Ramadi. Security forces detained two Iraqis, a Sudanese, and an Egyptian who were plotting to kill Shiites.




Iraq refugees can't be forced home




A suicide bomber killed five people in Mosul; 20 more Iraqis were wounded in the attack. Iraq's foreign minister said al Qaeda in Iraq fighters are supporting the insurgency in Syria.




Iraq says al Qaeda members crossing into Syria




Insurgents killed eight people in a bombing in Zubaidiyah and three more in assassinations in Baghdad. Gunmen killed the head of a rapid reaction regiment during a raid in Baghdad.




Insurgents killed 36 Iraqis in bombings in Diwaniyah, Karbala, and Taji. Security forces captured a senior al Qaeda leader in Ramadi.




US Adds Forces in Persian Gulf, a Signal to Iran




Insurgents killed three policemen, a judge, and a civilian in bombings and shootings in Tikrit, Samarra, and Mosul. June had the second highest death toll since US forces withdrew at the end of 2011.




Insurgents killed Iraqis in a series of bombings in Balad. To hedge against a possible Iranian attack on shipping in the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia reopened a pipeline built by Iraq in the 1980s.




Troop immunity likely to be focus of US, Afghanistan deal




Insurgents killed 22 Iraqis in a series of bombings and shooting in Baghdad, Taji, Samarra, Baqubah, and Ramadi. The attacks took place against security forces and in Shia neighborhoods.




The quiet influence of Kuwait's Salafis