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Official: al-Qaida leader killed in Baghdad neighborhood clashes
KFVS.com ^ | 5/31/07

Posted on 05/31/2007 5:48:39 PM PDT by LdSentinal

BAGHDAD (AP) - An Iraqi official says the al-Qaida leader in a western Baghdad neighborhood has been killed in clashes between US forces and al-Qaida gunmen.

Casualty figures have not been made available and there is no immediate word from the US military about the fighting. But the official says 45 other fighters have been detained.

Meanwhile, authorities say three policemen and three civilians were killed and 15 civilians were wounded after a suicide truck bomber struck a communications center on the western outskirts of Ramadi.

In Fallujah, one report says at least 20 people were killed after a suicide bomber hit a police recruiting center in Fallujah. But the US military says only one policeman was killed and eight were wounded.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaida; clash; iraq

1 posted on 05/31/2007 5:48:40 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

I hope June is even more productive... and July and
August ..


2 posted on 05/31/2007 5:57:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: LdSentinal

Every week another “al Qaeda leader” is killed. If ever week we’re killing the leader, what then, exactly, is Osama?


3 posted on 05/31/2007 6:06:39 PM PDT by TheZMan (That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends...)
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