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More on the US designations of top Qods Force leaders




Mastermind of deadly raid on American soldiers coordinated plot against Saudi ambassador

The US Treasury Department designated five Iranians who were allegedly involved in a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US. One of the five planned a deadly assault on American soldiers in Karbala, Iraq in 2007.


Iraq reportedly agreed to keep 5,000 US soldiers in country after 2011. Security forces detained 14 wanted men in Wasit and dismantled three bombs planted on oil pipelines in Basrah.




In western Iraq, a bloody American legacy




Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers using silenced pistols. Six members of a de-mining group were killed in an explosion north of Basrah. Iraq threatened to break military relations with the US and use private contractors to train their forces.




If US Leaves Vacuum in Iraq, Disliked Iran May Not Fill It




Insurgents killed a woman in Mosul. The Iraqi Army has delayed withdrawing its forces from major cities due to security concerns.




State Department readies Iraq operation, its biggest since Marshall Plan




Two bomb blasts at the Rumaila oil field in Basrah forced Iraq to halve the production of oil produced at Iraq's largest facility. Production was cut by 600,000 barrels from an estimated 1.25 million barrels per day.




Insurgents killed five civilians and a policeman in Baghdad and a civilian in Mosul. Security forces arrested a council official in Daqouk on terrorism charges. US Defense Secretary Panetta said US troops must have immunity to remain in Iraq.




US plan for troop withdrawal from Iraq becomes clear, mostly




Insurgents killed a soldier in Baghdad and two civilians in Mosul and Ramadi. Security forces captured a senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader in Mosul.




Iraq's Maliki wins backing for US trainers, but no immunity




Insurgents killed a policeman and a civilian in Baqubah, and another civilian in Kirkuk. The chief of police of Baghdadi was among five people killed in yesterday's attack in the western town.




US adds al Qaeda in Iraq's emir to list of designated terrorists

dua.jpgAbu Du'a, also known as Abu Bakr al Baghdadi al Husseini al Qurshi, is now one of the top three most-wanted terror leaders in the world. The US has offered a $10 million bounty for information leading to his capture.


Security forces stormed a government building in the town of Baghdadi after suicide bombers took hostages; three of the hostages were killed. Insurgents killed the anti-crime director for Kirkuk and an intelligence official and a civilian in Baghdad.




Awlaki Strike Shows US Shift to Drones in Terror Fight




Religious Allegiances among Pro-Iranian Special Groups in Iraq




General Perkins said al Qaeda has been severely weakened in the north. Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Mosul. Insurgents killed a doctor who works with the Army in Mosul and a security guard in Baqubah.




Insurgents killed 17 people in a car bombing at a funeral in Hillah. Security forces detained 23 wanted men in Basrah and 16 more in Diyala. Iraq may purchase more F-16 fighters.