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Mullen calls for long-term partnership with Iraqi military




A double car bomb attack on a checkpoint in Karbala killed 19 Iraqis. A car bomb attack on the headquarters of Al Arabiya in central Baghdad killed six people. Iyad Allawi said he would cede the premiership to another member of his party.




Insurgents killed seven Iraqi policemen in separate attacks in Mosul. Security forces detained 50 suspects in Karbala, 21 wanted men in Kirkuk, and 10 more in Basrah. More than 30,000 security personnel have been deployed for a pilgrimage in Karbala.




The war: A trillion can be cheap




Al Qaeda in Iraq's former finance minister, interior minister, and justice minister escaped from a prison in Baghdad. Coalition forces killed an al Qaeda operative and detained 13 more during raids in Sulayman Bak, Mansuriyah, and Qaryat ar Rufush; also detained were a Naqshabandiya leader near Baqubah and three insurgents in Al Kut. Insurgents killed two policemen in Mosul.




As Iraq war winds down, US military cleans up hazardous waste




Mosul struggles with ethnic divides, insurgency




Top insurgents escaped prison days after Iraq took over




Insurgents killed a policeman in a bombing in Kirkuk. Security forces detained nine wanted men southwest of Kirkuk. Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed it carried out the suicide attacks against the Awakening that killed more than 50 people.




Pentagon faces growing pressures to trim budget




Insurgents killed three contractors in a Katyusha rocket attack on the Green Zone in Baghdad, and three civilians, a cleric, a policeman in attacks in Mosul. Security forces detained two al Qaeda operatives west of Baghdad.




Iran backs three Shia terror groups in Iraq: General Odierno

Iran continues to back the League of the Righteous, the Mahdi Army spin-off Promise Day Brigade, and the Hezbollah Brigades.


A suicide bomber killed 15 Iraqis in an attack in Baqubah. Insurgents killed a civilian in an IED attack in Baghdad and a US soldier in the north. Security forces detained 17 insurgents in Kirkuk, 15 wanted men in Diyala, and seven al Qaeda operatives in Mosul and Taji.




US - Troops must understand the 'why™ of the fight, Odierno says




US general sees Iraq pullout without Arab-Kurd deal




Tension ramped up a notch in Pakistan




A suicide bomber killed five Iranians and two Iraqis in an attack at a rest area in Qsaireen in Diyala province. Three Iraqis were killed in a car bombing in the Qaratapa district in northeastern Diyala. Prime Minister Maliki will meet with Iraqiya leader Allawi to discuss the formation of a new government.




Iraqi cleric meets with PM candidate in Syria




A suicide bomber killed a British contractor in Mosul. Insurgents killed a civilian in a bombing in Fallujah. Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Tal Afar and detained seven insurgents in Anbar.




US - 'Scary' growth of gangs in war zones