1. Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for attack on Yemen compound housing American oil workers. Yemen says 7 in custody.
2. Nine terrorists convicted of Casablanca bombings have tunneled out of a Moroccan prison and escaped.
3. As General Petraeus prepares to speak to Congress on Iraq situation, Muqtada al-Sadr says he will disband Mahdi Army if Grand Ayatollah Sistani orders such.
4. Britain believes five citizens seized in Iraq are being held in Iran.
The Iraqis Step Up: Why Petraeus Sees Gains - New York Post
British fear Petraeus is beating the drum for Iran strikes - Telegraph
Iraq's Sadr to Disband Militia if Ordered by Ayatollah Sistani - Washington Post
Iran joined militias in battle for Basra - Times Online