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Iraqi troops capture Mahdi Army military leader

A senior Promise Day Brigade facilitator with direct links to leadership in Iran was captured in Baghdad. Iraq has stepped up operations against the Mahdi Army.


Suicide attacks killed more than 120 Iraqis in Baghdad

A series of coordinated suicide and car bomb attacks in Baghdad targeted a court complex, a neighborhood near the Interior Ministry, a mosque, and a market.


Eastern Syria becoming a new al Qaeda haven

Al Qaeda is teaming up with Ba'athist elements, sparking fears that eastern Syrian will "begin to look like northwestern Pakistan."


Tajik rebels join al Qaeda

Members of a rebel military unit have enlisted to fight with al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, according to the Tajik National Security Committee.


Iraqi forces search for Qods Force agents

Security officials in Al Kut have launched a search for four known Iranian Qods Force operatives.


Al Qaeda takes credit for Baghdad suicide bombings

Al Qaeda's front, the Islamic State in Iraq, said the attacks were against "the rejectionist Shi'ite state." The attacks are thought to have been executed from inside the International Zone.


Suicide bombers target Iraqi ministries, kill 132

A pair of suicide bombers detonated simultaneously outside of Iraqi government buildings in the heart of Baghdad, killing more than 130 Iraqis in one of the worst attacks in the capital in years.


Iraqi forces detain Iranian Revolutionary Guards operative

The Qods force officer was captured in the southern city of Basrah. He is accused of smuggling weapons and munitions to Shia terror groups attempting to destabilize the Iraqi government.


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.