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Provincial elections have been postponed until December 22. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured 10 Special Groups operatives in Baghdad and Basrah and two al Qaeda operatives in Diyala. The Baghdad National Emergency Response Brigade killed six Special Groups operatives and detained two. Coalition forces detained 15 suspected al Qaeda operatives in central and northern Iraq.
The Sunni Accord Front has rejoined the government, but 100 members of parliament walked out over the list of Sunni leaders presented for ministry positions. The Najaf tribes will compete against Shia religious groups in the upcoming election. Iraqi forces captured a leader of the "Popular Committees" in Diyala and a leader of the 1920s Revolution Brigades in Najaf. Iraqi forces captured two al Qaeda operatives and 10 Mahdi Army fighters. US forces detained five "criminals" in Baghdad and a Special Groups leader in Taji.
Coalition forces captured five Special Groups operatives in the Adhamiyah district of Baghdad. Iraqi forces detained 10 insurgents in Diyala and nine in Mosul. Awakening forces captured an al Qaeda leader in Samarra. Three soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack north of Mosul. The K3 oil refinery in Haditha has been reopened.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri visited Baghdad while Kuwait named its ambassador to Iraq. Iran denied sponsoring the Special Groups. Coalition forces detained nine al Qaeda operatives during raids. Iraqi forces detained 15 insurgents in Baghdad and an al Qaeda leader in Fallujah.
Iraqi intelligence believes al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al Masri and other senior leader are sheltering in a village in Diyala province. Two Iraqis were killed and 15 wounded in separate suicide and IED attacks in Mosul. A female suicide bomber killed three Iraqis while trying to target a Baghdad council leader. Iraqi forces captured five Special Groups operatives during raids in Baghdad and Qaddisiyah provinces.
Two suicide bombers killed 22 Iraqi Army recruits and wounded more than 55 in Baqubah while separate attacks killed 12 and wounded 17 in Mosul. Former Saddam deputy Izzat Ibrahim al Douri urged Sunni insurgents to fight on while criticizing the Mahdi Army and al Qaeda. Coalition forces detained 15 al Qaeda operatives and Iraqi forces captured 11 during raids in northern Iraq. Iraqi forces arrested 21 Mahdi Army fighters in Dhi Qhar province. US troops captured a Special Groups leader in Baghdad.
Seventy insurgents surrendered to US forces in Baiji. An Iraqi SWAT team detained two Special Groups operatives during raids in Hillah and Al Kut. Coalition forces detained five suspected al Qaeda fighters in northern Iraq. Two police were killed and nine wounded in an IED attack in Baghdad. Police stopped a suicide bomber in Mosul. Two Army officers were kidnapped near the Hamrin Mountains in Tamin province.
The Iraqi military is awaiting the order to start an operation to clear Diyala province. Iraqi and US forces detained 39 suspected al Qaeda operatives in Dalouiya, Tal Afar, Samara, Baiji, Balad, and northern Iraq. US troops captured a Special Groups leader in Baghdad.
Coalition forces detained 12 al Qaeda operatives during raids in central and northern Iraq. Iraqi forces detained 52 suspected insurgents in Baghdad, eight south of Baghdad, and 10 near Baqubah. Police detained nine people wanted for "terror and criminal cases" in Basrah province.
Coalition forces detained an al Qaeda bombing-cell leader and eight additional suspects in separate operations. Iraqi troops arrested 23 insurgents in southern Baghdad province. Iraqi security forces arrested 25 Sadrists during a raid on a mosque in Diwaniyah. The US military has denied Iranian reporters access to Coalition facilities.
Turkey and Iraq signed trade and security agreements, while Kuwait will name an ambassador to Iraq. US troops captured a "key" Special Groups leader in Baghdad. Iraqi forces captured five Special Groups operatives in central Iraq. Iraqi troops captured 20 insurgents in Babil, 19 in Baghdad, and 10 Islamic State of Iraq fighters in Mosul. Coalition forces detained 30 al Qaeda fighters.
Eight civilians were killed and more than 30 wounded in a car bomb attack on the commanding general in Ninewa province. Coalition forces captured two suspected criminals in the Shula neighborhood in Baghdad and a "high-ranking" Special Groups officer in Zafaraniyah. Iraqi forces captured three "armed group leaders" in Karbala. The last US "surge" brigade will leave Iraq this month.
Iraqi security forces detained 35 insurgents in Baghdad. Thirteen members of the Maysan provincial council suspended membership over he detention of Sadrist leaders. A US soldier and an interpreter were wounded in an IRAM attack in Sadr City. Jordan's King Abdullah postponed his trip to Iraq indefinitely due to "personal commitments."
Nine civilians were killed and 12 were wounded in a suicide attack in Baqubah. The Iraqi Army claimed it captured the finance minister for al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq. Coalition forces captured 13 suspected al Qaeda operatives in central and northern Iraq. An Iraqi SWAT team captured five Special Groups operatives in central Iraq. Police detained five "wanted men" in Basrah and one in Karbala.
Police detained a senior al Qaeda leader in Kirkuk while 20 fighters surrendered in the city. Coalition forces captured four al Qaeda operatives during raids nationwide. US troops captured a Special Groups leader in Baghdad and blamed the Al Difili Special Groups cell for the bombing in Baghdad's Sha'ab neighborhood.
Iraqi soldiers killed one suicide bomber and captured eight al Qaeda fighters in Mosul. Coalition forces detained nine al Qaeda fighters in the north. Iraqi troops captured a Mahdi Army company commander in Baghdad and six fighters in Basrah. Iraq soldiers closed down a Sadrist office in the Shula neighborhood in Baghdad.
The Iraqi military said 1,120 "wanted men" have been detained in the Maysan operation. Iraqi forces detained the former police commander in Maysan. Iraqi special forces captured seven Special Groups operatives in Amarah and three al Qaeda operatives in Fallujah. Coalition forces killed two al Qaeda fighters and detained 10 suspects during raids central and northern Iraq.
Coalition forces killed two al Qaeda operatives and detained 10 during raids in central and northern Iraq. US soldiers detained seven Special Groups fighters in Baghdad's Rashid district. Iraqi security forces detained six Mahdi Army fighters in Basrah and two fighters in Wasit province.
Iraqi forces arrested the governor of Maysan province and three other senior Sadrist leaders. Iraqi forces arrested 15 "wanted men" in Basrah. Coalition forces captured a Special Groups weapons facilitator and trainer and an associate during a raid in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces captured five Special Groups fighters. Fifty-eight insurgents surrendered to the government in Salahadin.
Iraqi special forces detained 20 Mahdi Army fighters and found several large caches during operations in Amarah. US soldiers detained three Mahdi Army fighters in Baghdad's Rashid district. Two al Qaeda fighters were captured in northern Iraq and four were captured south of Baghdad. One Iraqi civilian was killed and 40 wounded in a car bomb attack south of Mosul.