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US to elevate Special Operations forces' role in Afghanistan




Security forces killed two teenage boys as they were planting a roadside bomb in Mosul. Insurgents killed a police officer in Baghdad.




US Plans a Shift to Elite Forces in Afghanistan




Syria -- It's not just about freedom




Security forces detained al Qaeda's minister of information in Mosul and 16 members of Vice President Hashemi's bodyguard. Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed credit for the Jan. 15 suicide assault in Ramadi that killed seven policemen.




Iraq becomes dollar source for sanctions-hit Iran, Syria




Civilian Deaths Due to Drones Are Few, Obama Says




Insurgents killed two policemen in Diyala province. The US is considering discussions with Iraq to expand defense cooperation.




US Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq




The Iraqiya party has ended its boycott of parliament. The US Department of Defense cannot account for more than $2 billion in funds for Iraq. Insurgents killed a civilian in Samarra.




Insurgents killed a soldier in Mosul, the daughter and wife of an Awakening leader in Fallujah, and a civilian in Kirkuk. Police arrested two female members of Vice President Hashemi's staff.




Former 'Sons of Iraq' targeted by insurgents after U.S. pullout




A suicide bomber killed 32 Iraqis, including 16 policemen, during a Shia march in Baghdad. An Awaking leader was assassinated in Garma.




Israelis See Iran's Threats of Retaliation as Bluff




Insurgents killed 17 Iraqis in attacks in Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Sadiyah. Security forces captured an al Qaeda leader who escaped from a jail in Mosul.




The drone war




A former al Qaeda leader who renounced the group and became an Awakening commander was assassinated in Baghdad. Insurgents decapitated a policeman and killed a civilian in a barber shop in Mosul.




Insurgents killed eight Iraqis in a bombing in Sadr City, a policeman in Ramadi, and a civilian in Shirqat. Muqtada al Sadr threatened to attack US Embassy employees traveling in Baghdad.




Vice President Hashemi said he would face a court in Baghdad if Prime Minister Maliki resigns. Insurgents killed a soldier in Mosul and an Awakening commander and three others in Kirkuk.




Insurgents killed five policemen during an attack on a checkpoint in Rutbah near the Jordanian border. Abu Mustafa al Khazali, the head of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades, said his militia would not surrender its weapons despite the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.