Iraqi forces detained the leader of a Shia cult and 18 wanted men in Basrah, and two al Qaeda leaders in Diyala. One US soldier was killed in Balad and another was killed in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in Diyala and five civilians were killed in two attacks in Mosul.

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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