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ATTACKS

-Suicide car bombers killed six people in Mosul, and a car bomb killed seven people in Baghdad on Oct. 12, Iraqi officials said.

-A bomb planted near a Baghdad mosque killed three Shiite worshipers as they were leaving Friday prayers, Iraqi officials said.

Military

-American soldiers killed the alleged No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, a Moroccan who trained in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Rebuilding

-The Bush administration has launched a top-level lobbying campaign to persuade skeptical U.S. lawmakers and disapproving Iraqi politicians to support a security agreement governing the continued presence of American troops in Iraq.

-The draft agreement by U.S. and Iraqi negotiators that calls for withdrawing American troops by 2012 appears to be facing obstacles in Iraq that could kill the deal before it's implemented, lawmakers in Baghdad said Friday.

-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in remarks aired Friday that the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno, "risked his position" by alleging Iran was trying to bribe lawmakers to vote against the proposed security agreement with the United States.

Deaths

As of Saturday, 4,185 U.S. troops have died in the Iraq war. Identifications as reported by the U.S. military and not previously published:

-ArmySgt. Michael K. Clark, 24, Sacramento, Calif.; small-arms fire Oct. 7; Mosul.

-Army Cpl. Reuben M. Fernandez III, 22, Abilene, Texas; explosion Oct. 11; Majar Al Kabir.

-Army Spc. Geoffrey G. Johnson, 28, Lubbock, Texas; noncombat incident Oct. 12; Baghdad.

-Army Pfc. Christopher A. McCraw, 23, Columbia, Miss.; small-arms fire Tuesday; Nasar Wa Salam.

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