Coalition forces killed two al Qaeda operatives and detained 24 during raids in central and northern Iraq. US soldiers detained an IED maker in eastern Baghdad. Sadr ordered the Mahdi Army to stop fighting after clashes occurred in Kut. The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul was killed.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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