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Iraqi security forces killed a foreign al Qaeda fighter and captured 20 operatives in Mosul and in northern Iraq, and in Wasit. Nine wanted men were detained in Basrah and two terrorists were captured in Karbala. A former policeman was killed in Mosul and five more were wounded in Diyala and Baghdad.
One member of an IED cell was killed and another was wounded in a premature detonation near Mosul. Security forces detained three Mahdi Army fighters in Baghdad, a Special Groups operative in Amara, and a wanted man in Kirkuk. Insurgents wounded five Iraqis in a bombing in Baghdad.
A suicide bomber killed the chief of Salahadin's anti-riot force and seven other Iraqis in an attack in Tikrit. Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers in Ninewa and a civilian in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces detained four wanted men in Kirkuk and four more in Salahadin, and a weapons smuggler in Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces killed one al Qaeda fighter and detained two commanders and eight al Qaeda operatives in Ninewa, As Sadiya, and Duluiyah, and detained five wanted men in Basrah. Insurgents killed a soldier and a civilian in Baghdad.
Civilian deaths in Iraq have dropped to a six-year low in November. Iraqi and US forces detained 11 al Qaeda fighters in Northern Iraq and two more in Diyala, and four insurgents in Dalouiya. Insurgents killed a civilian and wounded a soldier and 14 more civilians in Kirkuk, Baghdad, and Mosul.
Insurgents killed one policeman and a civilian in separate attacks in Mosul. Iraqi security forces detained four al Qaeda IED cell members near Baghdad and Kirkuk, three insurgents near Fallujah, and a woman who recruits and trains female suicide bombers in Baqubah.
Insurgents assassinated a member of the municipal council in western Baghdad and wounded two soldiers in a bombing in Diyala. Security forces detained five wanted men in Basrah, four al Qaeda operatives in northern Iraq and four more in Diyala, and the leader of the Promised Day Brigade in Amarah.
The speaker of parliament said national elections will likely be held in March. Security forces detained six al Qaeda operatives in northern Iraq, Baghdad, and Baqubah, three Promised Day Brigade fighters in Baghdad, and three Hezbollah Brigade operatives in northern Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces detained the northern emir of the Islamic State of Iraq in Ninewa, the head of a Naqshabandi cell in Kirkuk, and a Jaysh Al-Islami cell leader in Anbar. Insurgents killed three civilians in a series of bombings in Baghdad and one soldier in Mosul.
Iraq will not be able to hold elections in January. Forty-six Iraqis, including five policemen, were wounded in a bombing at a cafe in Karbala, and four more were wounded in an IED attack in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces detained 18 al Qaeda operatives in Mosul, 12 wanted men in Basrah, two terrorist leaders in Diyala, and two terrorists near Kirkuk.
Insurgents killed two imams at bombings in mosques in Baghdad and Fallujah, and wounded four policemen in a bombing in Dhi Qhar. Security forces detained 26 wanted men in Basrah, three Special Groups operatives in Amara, and a member of an IED cell in in Bayji. Three professors, six students, and an employee were detained at a Tikrit university after security forces found IEDs on the campus.
Iraq's parliament passed the election law for a second time, sending it back to the presidential council. Iraqi security forces killed a Kuwaiti al Qaeda suicide bomber in Al Qaim and detained 21 wanted men in Basrah, a terrorist commander in Salahadin, an al Qaeda leader in Baqubah, an al Qaeda operative near Kirkuk, and the suspected Special Groups sniper that killed a US soldier in Al Kut. Four Iraqis were wounded in two bombings in Baghdad.
Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Al Qaim. They also detained 27 wanted men in Basrah, 26 in Dhi Qhar, 14 in Diyala, and two more in Karbala; and two Special Groups cell members in Amarah. Insurgents killed one civilian and wounded 14 in attacks in in Mosul, Baghdad, and Fallujah. A Special Groups sniper killed a US solider in Al Kut.
Iraqi forces detained nine insurgents in Baghdad, six terrorists in Baqubah, four al Qaeda operatives in Anbar, three members of an IED cell in Karmah, a Special Groups operative in Baghdad, a "dangerous man" in Karbala, and an Islamic Army in Iraq fighter near Kirkuk. Insurgents wounded 12 Iraqis in bombings in Baghdad and two soldiers in Mosul.
Security forces detained six wanted men in Diyala; five al Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq fighters in Ramadi, Tikrit, and Kirkuk; and two terrorists in Wasit. Iraqis in Basrah protested Vice President Tariq al Hashemi's veto of the election reform law. Parliament may amend the law and send it back to the presidential council.
Iraqi security forces detained 17 wanted men in Basrah and two more in Kirkuk. Iraqi troops arrested a Hezbollah Brigade operative who leads a sniper and missiles group and is a member of a media cell that records attacks against security forces. Former Baghdad Awakening leader Adil al Mashhadani has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court.
Iraq's Sunni vice president has vetoed parts of the election reform law while Kurdish groups signaled they may boycott the 2010 election if they are not given more seats. Security forces detained 10 wanted men in Basrah, nine insurgents in Baghdad, Najaf, and Diyala and seven more in Fallujah, and two Iranians in Khanaqin. Al Qaeda killed an Awakening leader in Baqubah and a civilian in Jalawlaa.
Iraqi security forces detained 19 wanted men in Basrah, nine al Qaeda car bomb cell members in Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Diyala, and two insurgents south of Baghdad, and defused an EFP in Thi Qhar. Insurgents killed an Awakening leader in Diyala and wounded six Iraqis in attacks in Fallujah and Kirkuk.
Insurgents executed 13 civilians in Abu Ghraib and killed nine more in bombings in Baghdad and Kirkuk. Two Iraqi soldiers were also killed in Baghdad. Security forces detained 14 wanted men in Basrah, six insurgents in Diyala and Salahadin, and four Special Groups operatives in Al Kut. Iraqi border guards seized large quantities of Iranian weapons.
Insurgents killed one child and wounded 12 Iraqis in attacks in Mosul, Ninewa, and Khanaqin. Security forces detained nine wanted men in Basrah and an al Qaeda operative near Kirkuk. Iraq and the European Union signed an agreement on counterterrorism, human rights, and trade.