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The Iraqi Parliament passed key legislation that set a date for provincial elections, allot 2008 spending, and provide limited amnesty to detainees. US soldiers detained 25 Special Groups operatives during operations in Baghdad. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured a Special Groups EFP cell leader in Baghdad. Coalition forces killed four al Qaeda fighters and detained eight during raids in central and northern Iraq. One Iraqi policeman and seven insurgents were killed during a clash in southern Ninewa province; 16 insurgents were detained.
Al Qaeda in Iraq killed 22 Iraqis in dual suicide car bomb attacks targeting a Sunni tribal meeting in Baghdad. US forces captured four Special Groups leaders in Suraywah and in the Hurriya and Rashid neighborhoods of Baghdad. Karbala police killed three al Qaeda operatives and captured 11. US forces killed an al Qaeda leader in Ubaydi.
US and Iraqi forces captured a senior Special Groups leader and 10 operatives in Hillah. Unnamed sources close to Sadr claim he will extend the cease-fire. Coalition forces killed three al Qaeda operative and detained 21 during raids in Mosul and near the Hamrin Mountains. Iraqi troops found a large bomb factory in Baghdad. The director of a Baghdad mental hospital was arrested for recruiting patients to act as bombers. The Iraqi Army sent a battalion of troops to Samarra to block the movement of al Qaeda forces to Mosul. Two CBS cameramen are missing in Basra.