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Abdel Rahman al Anbari, a senior al Qaeda leader, was captured near Samarra. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured 16 al Qaeda leaders and fighters in raids nationwide. The Iraqi Army killed seven IED emplacers near Tal Afar. US forces captured 14 al Qaeda operatives in the Rashid District of southern Baghdad. Two al Qaeda operatives were killed and 21 captured during raids in the Tigris River Valley.
Iraqi and US Special Forces captured a Shia extremist brigade leader in New Baghdad. Operations against al Qaeda's network resulted in six killed and 27 wounded. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured the al Qaeda in Iraq cell leader in Baghdad's Ghazaliyah neighborhood.
Special Operations Forces killed Abu Usama al Tunis, a Tunisian al Qaeda in Iraq leader, during a raid in in Musayyib. Al Tunis was the emir of all of al Qaeda in Iraq foreign fighters and was a likely successor to Abu Ayyub al Masri. "Al Tunisi facilitated foreign terrorists and helped equip them for improvised explosive device attacks, car-bombing campaigns and suicide attacks throughout Baghdad," Multinational Forces Iraq stated.
Special operations forces killed one Special Groups operative and captured two. Twenty-one al Qaeda operatives were captured in raids throughout the country. US forces captured 12 insurgents in raids near Busayefi and Hawr Rajab. Insurgents murdered a Sunni Iraqi police lieutenant and his wife in Baghdad™s Adhamiyah neighborhood.