Police killed a senior al Qaeda leader and nine aides in the Thar Thar region. Coalition forces killed two al Qaeda operatives and detained 15 during raids in northern and central Iraq. Two policemen and eight civilians were killed during attacks in Mosul. Muqtada al Sadr is considering converting the Mahdi Army into a “humanitarian” organization. A senior police commander said the Awakening in Fallujah has been infiltrated by al Qaeda.