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Iraqi police detain Hezbollah Brigades leader

A Hezbollah Brigades financier and recruiter was captured by Iraqi paramilitary police in Sadr City. The US continues to release Iranian-backed terrorists.


Al Qaeda takes credit for last week's Baghdad bombings

The terror group said the goal of the attacks was to destroy the Iraqi people's faith in the government.


Senior al Qaeda leader leaves Pakistan, directs Iraq operations from Syria

Longtime jihadi religious and military leader Sheikh Issa al Masri left North Waziristan in Pakistan to aid in the revival of al Qaeda in Iraq's network inside Syria.


Baghdad bombings kill 75 as US prepares to release all members of an Iranian terror group

The coordinated bombing attack took place outside of government ministries and also included mortar attack. The US will free all members of the League of the Righteous.


Iraqi troops detain deputy leader of Ansar al Islam

Fakri Hadi Gari, the group's deputy emir, and the financial emir were captured by Iraqi forces in Mosul.


US released senior Iranian Qods Force commander

Mahmud Farhadi was one of the five Iranians released on July 9. He led one of the three regional commands under the Qods Force's Ramazan Corps, the unit assigned to strike at US, Coalition, and Iraqi forces.


US releases Iranian Qods Force agents

IRGC-poster.jpgThe release of the Irbil Five follows the release of Laith Qazali. "You'd better get used to it," US officials said.


US sanctions Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades and Qods Force adviser

A deputy to Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani, Qods Force's commander, was designated for directly supporting the Mahdi Army Special Groups activity inside Iraq.


US releases Iraqi Shia terror group leader

Laith-Qazali.JPGLaith al Qazali, the brother of Qais Qazali and a leader of the Qods Force-backed League of the Righteous, a Mahdi Army splinter group, was set free as part of negotiations to secure the release of five British hostages.


Al Qaeda operatives targeting Pakistani leaders

After a meeting held recently in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Al Qaeda has transferred seven operatives from the Iraq theater to target senior Pakistani leaders.


US, Iraqi forces target Syrian-based network

The raid targeted the foreign fighter facilitation network run by Abu Khalaf, who was designated as a global terrorist just days ago. Three of Khalaf's aides were captured.


Senior al Qaeda leader in Syria sanctioned by US Treasury

Abu Khalaf funnels suicide bombers into Iraq and the Levant while operating from Syria and Iraq.


Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle update: May 2009

Iraqi troops are receiving training on 120mm mortars while K9 training is underway for both Army and police units.


Al Qaeda leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi confirmed captured: Prime Minister Maliki

Iraq's leader said security forces captured Baghdadi after a two-month-long covert intelligence operation. The US military has not confirmed the report.


US breaks up Mahdi Army 'Promise Day Brigade' cell in Al Kut

The Mahdi Army is working directly with the Iranian-backed Special Groups. The operation sparked controversy as Iraqi officials claimed the US conducted the raid without permission, a charge the US denied.


Islamic State of Iraq leader reported captured

Unconfirmed reports from the Iraqi Army said Abu Omar al Baghdadi was captured in eastern Baghdad. The US military has not confirmed the report. More than 60 Iraqis have been killed in two suicide bombings in Baghdad and Diyala.


Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle Update: April 2009

The budget crunch has halted the expansion of the Iraqi Security Forces. The purchase of major weapons systems is up in the air.


Iraqi ground forces 'total force' mobilization structure

A look at existing and planned ground components of the Iraqi Armed Forces at the end of Phase 3 development in 2020.


Three Iranian Qods Force agents captured in Iraq

The Qods Force operatives were detained in Diyala province, where a senior Qods Force officer was captured three months ago.


Al Qaeda in Iraq strikes for third time in Baghdad area

Three major bombings in the Baghdad region indicate al Qaeda in Iraq can still effectively conduct terror attacks but lacks the capacity to exert real influence.