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Iraq and Turkey conducted talks after Turkey warned it is strongly considering an invasion of northern Iraq to root out the PKK. An al Qaeda suicide attack killed nine and wounded 24 in Baghdad. The governor of Ninewa said he planned on resigning due to the deteriorating security situation in the province.
Two US soldiers were killed and 38 wounded in a mortar attack on Camp Victory. Coalition forces killed three al Qaeda operatives "and ten other criminals" during operations in Baghdad. The Islamic Army of Iraq, the Mujahideen Army, Ansar al Sunna, the Fatiheen Army, the Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance (JAMI), and the Islamic Movement of Hamas-Iraq formed a political front.
A four-day operation in the Diyala River Valley resulted in 37 al Qaeda fighters killed and 25 captured. Reconciliation meetings are underway in Muqdadiyah in Diyala province. Iraq forces captured 11 al Qaeda operatives in Sinjar and Baghdad. US forces captured 10 insurgents in Adwaniya.
Al Qaeda targeted a police chief and a tribal leader in two suicide car bomb attacks in Baiji; 22 were killed. The Sunni insurgent group Army of Truth has halted operations and seeks reconciliation. Nine al Qaeda operatives were killed and 22 captured in raids throughout the country. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured six al Qaeda operatives, including an emir in Mosul; six more al Qaeda operatives were killed in Mosul while emplacing an IED.