Wednesday, October 25, 2006

US, Iraqi forces launch raid against Al-Sadr City

US and Iraqi forces launched early on Wednesday a raid against Al-Sadr city in the eastern suburb of of Baghdad, a military source said.

In a press statement, the source said US gunship helicopters bombed three houses before land forces clashed with gunmen on Abu Dhar Al-Ghefari street near the city's 74th and 75th sectors.

State owned Al-Iraqia television station said the raid killed a number of civilians, adding that a booby-trapped motorcycle, weapons and explosives were found during the raid.

According to eyewitnesses, five civilians were killed, a number of others were injured and damage was inflicted.


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