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The Baath party has threatened to strike US interests outside Iraq if Saddam Hussein is executed. Saddam calls his sentence a "sacrifice." The Iraqi Army and US conducted a raid on a Mahdi Army IED facilitator near Najaf. During the raid, a US soldier killed Saheb al-Amir, a senior Sadr aide who was the IED facilitator.
British and Iraqi forces destroyed the headquarters of a Basra police Crimes Unit after receiving intelligence of torture and planned execution of prisoners. A bomb in a Baghdad shopping area killed 10. Four Iranians, including two diplomats, were detained by American forces and released. President Talabani protested the arrests.
Sistani backs off of supporting a coalition without Sadr, citing Shia unity as the deciding factor. A deal to get Sadr to return to the government is still being negotiated. The ISF and Sadr's forces battled in Samawa, leaving 5 dead and 17 wounded. Coalition and the ISF detained 48 terrorists over the past two days.
[UPDATE 2] al Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" offers the US a one month truce to withdraw its forces, but demands the US leave its heavy weapons. British troops have captured members of the police responsible for death squad activities in Basra. Iraqi Army Special Forces conducted a raid in Sadr City, and detained 1 and injured 3. The 5th Iraqi Army Division capture 13 suspected members of an "illegal armed group cell" in Muqdadiyah.