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Eqypt refuses to pull the plug on al-Zawraa television, an insurgent propaganda outlet which is broadcast via Egypt based NileSat, despite U.S. pressure. See our feature on al-Zawraa, and the response by Mishan al-Jabouri, the owner of al-Zawraa.
The Iraqi government has initiated an operation to restore order in Baghdad. Both Sunni insurgents and Shia militias are to be targeted. A clash ina Sunni neighbor led to 30 insurgents killed, including 5 Sudanese. Coalition forces captured an al Qaeda cell leader in southern Baghdad who is said to "tied to senior level al Qaeda in Iraq leadership." The Iraqi Army freed 4 hostages in Baghdad.
The government has postponed the executions of Saddam's half-brother and the head of the Baath Revolutionary Court. The Anbar Salvation Council announced 5 al Qaeda were killed, including a Yemeni leader, by tribal militias. Iraqi soldiers detain three bomb makers and find IED materials in Albu Farris.