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Al Qaeda in Iraq confirmed that its top two leaders were killed on April 18. Insurgents killed three civilians in Mosul and an Awakening fighter in Diyala. Securit forces detained 15 wanted terrorists in Al Kut, 12 wanted men in Basrah, and two more in Mosul.
Bombings in Baghdad and Khalidiyah killed 67 Iraqis and wounded hundreds more. Security forces detained al Qaeda's military commander in Anbar, two al Qaeda leaders in Mosul, nine wanted men in Basrah, and four insurgents in Fallujah.
Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Basrah and Mosul, three al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad and another in Kirkuk, a Jaish Mujahideen mufti in Anbar, and several Hezbollah Brigades weapons smugglers in Wasit. Insurgents killed a civilian in Jalawlaa.
A limited recount will take place in Baghdad; the Iraqiya Party supports the recount. Prime Minister Maliki said talks with the Iraqi National Alliance failed. Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Baqubah, Basrah, and Wasit, and an al Qaeda leader and an associate in Mosul.
Iraqi forces killed al Qaeda in Iraq's top military commander in the north and another operative, and detained two more. Security forces also detained 17 insurgents in Kirkuk, seven wanted men in Basrah, and another in Fallujah. Insurgents killed Hit's deputy police chief and a bodyguard, and two soldiers in Babil.
Iraqi and US forces killed Abu Ayyub al Masri and Abu Omar al Baghdadi, the top two leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq, and two aides, and detained 16 others. Iraqi forces detained two al Qaeda operatives in a separate raid. Insurgents killed two Iraqis in a bombing in Baqubah.
General Ray Odierno said the US plan to reduce forces to 50,000 troops by Sept. 1 is on target. Security forces detained 10 wanted men in Basrah and a top al Qaeda fighter in Ramadi. A US soldier died in a helicopter accident in northern Iraq.
Insurgents killed the wife of the leader of the Awakening council in Baghdad; the leader and his son were wounded. Security forces detained 11 smugglers on the border with Jordan and an IED cell leader in Hawijah. One of the top leaders of the Anbar Awakening said Iraqiya has a constitutional right to form the next government.