Coalition forces detained 26 al Qaeda operatives during raids in Sharqat, Mosul, Bayji, and the Hamrin Mountains. Iraqi security forces captured 48 insurgents in Baghdad and nine al Qaeda fighters in Baqubah and killed a Syrian fighter in Mosul. US forces detained three Hezbollah Brigades operatives in New Baghdad and two Special Groups fighters in Baghdad. Iraqi police captured three Mahdi Army fighters in Basrah. Al Qaeda killed a Sons of Iraq leader and three family members in Diyala.

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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