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Violence in Iraq is down 70 percent since June. Over 60 were killed in clashes between the Islamic Army and al Qaeda in Khannasa. Two Mahdi Army terror cell leaders were captured in New Baghdad, and one cell member was killed. Six Mahdi Army fighters and one policeman were killed during fighting in Karbala. Terrorists bombed the Adhamiyah Islamic Party headquarters; the party is allied with Coalition forces.
Daoud Ouhnane, one of the masterminds behind the Madrid train bombings in 2004, was reported killed in Iraq in late 2006. Coalition forces killed four wanted al Qaeda operatives and detained 11. US troops captured seven insurgents in Adwaniyah. Police captured 35 Shia insurgents suspected of firing Katyusha rockets in Karbala.
Iraqi forces captured 34 al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad, while three police were killed and nine wounded. US forces killed Thamir Aziz Abbas Ashuri, an al Qaeda leader of an IED cell of 250 terrorists in the Baqubah area. Eleven al Qaeda suspects were captured in raids in central Iraq. US forces captured an 11-man al Qaeda cell near Salman Pak, while four militia leaders were captured in Iskandariyah. Over 41,000 pounds of explosives were seized in a raid in Salahadin.