Abdel Rahman al Anbari, a senior al Qaeda leader, was captured near Samarra. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured 16 al Qaeda leaders and fighters in raids nationwide. The Iraqi Army killed seven IED emplacers near Tal Afar. US forces captured 14 al Qaeda operatives in the Rashid District of southern Baghdad. Two al Qaeda operatives were killed and 21 captured during raids in the Tigris River Valley.