Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Al-Qaida Figure Killed

U.S. troops killed a top al-Qaida militant and his associate,and detained five others,during a Baghdad raid on 11 November.The raid in the Mansour neighborhood resulted in the death of Hajji Hammadi,who was involved in the capture and execution of Army Reserve Staff Sargent Matt Maupin,20,in 2004,as well as the deaths of three U.S. Marines in a 26 June,2008 attack in Anbar province,Iraq.Also killed in the June attack were more than 20 Iraqis and two interpreters.Al-Qaida in Iraq has suffered numerous setbacks this year as the Iraqi people turned against it and helped U.S. forces combat the Islamic militants.

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