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Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 62 Iraqi policemen and civilians in suicide and IED attacks in Baghdad, Al Kut, Karbala, Basrah, Buhriz, and Mosul. Security forces detained 32 al Qaeda fighters and a senior leader in Diyala, 11 in Fallujah and Abu Ghraib, and an extortion leader in Mosul.
Insurgents killed seven workers at a factory in Bayji and a civilian in Baqubah. Security forces detained 11 al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad and an al Qaeda bomb maker in Ninewa. The Iranians shelled PJAK fighters in northern Iraq.
Insurgents killed a US soldier in Basrah and a civilian in Hillah. Security forces captured a "high-ranking" al Qaeda operative near Miqdadiyah. General Odierno said Iran continues to fund Shia terror groups operating in Iraq.
The last US brigade designated as a combat unit withdrew from Iraq; 50,000 US troops remain in an "advise and assist" capacity. Insurgents killed five policemen, a soldier, and an Awakening fighter in attacks in Fallujah, Ramadi, Baghdad, Mosul, and Kirkuk. Security forces detained 31 wanted men in Diyala, killed an al Qaeda operative and detained four more in Mansuriyah, and arrested a Promised Day Brigade leader and a fighter in Rashidiyah.