The al-Qaeda military emir of Mosul was killed by Coalition Forces, while MNF-Baghdad uncovered a large bomb-making factory in Baghdad. Bill Roggio reports that suspects in the Samarra mosque bombing have been arrested. They are reported to be members of a provincial police unit assigned to guard the Mosque.
If the suspects turn out to be guilty it will demonstrate yet again how skilfully al-Qaeda can use bribery and intimidation to suborn accomplices. The masterful use of both terror and money was also in evidence in the attack on a Lebanese MP believed to be masterminded by Syria.