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The Iraqi Army captured a bombing cell leader in Mosul, while the Police captured a cell leader in Haswah. A bomber killed 15 at a Baghdad pet market, while a suicide bomber killed 7 in Mosul. President Bush warned Congress that he sets policy for Iraq. The Senate voted General Petreaus as the new MNF-Iraq commander.
In the State of the Union address last night, Bush proposed sending more troops to Iraq and asked for time to let his Iraq plan work. 5 American civilians were killed in a helicopter crash. The violence continues, and the push for Baghdad accelerates.
[Update 2] Iraqi and Coalition forces have conducted an even amount of raids against Sunni insurgents and Sadr's Mahdi Army. Sixteen high level Mahdi commanders have been captured and 1 killed. Five are Sadr City commanders. Over 600 Mahdi fighters are in custody awaiting trial. Thirty Three Sunni extremist cell leaders have been captured as well. Coalition Forces killed 16 terrorists and detained 10 in the Baghdad and Haditha areas. The U.S. military is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of police recruits in Anbar province, particularly Ramadi.
At least 78 Iraqis were killed and 156 wounded during a coordinated double suicide attack in a Shia section of Baghdad. al Qaeda claims to have shot down the US Blackhawk helicopter in Diyala over the weekend. A Sunni-Shai meeting condemned the sectarian war in central Baghdad.