US army says 26 insurgents killed in Iraq's Ramadi




 
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August 12th, 2006  
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Topic: US army says 26 insurgents killed in Iraq's Ramadi


Media: AFP
Byline: n/a
Date: 12 August 2006

BAGHDAD, Aug 12, 2006 (AFP) - The US military said Saturday 26 insurgents
were killed in Iraq's restive Al-Anbar province following a series of
attacks on US bases in the area a day earlier.

On Friday, marines and soldiers in Ramadi "were attacked at multiple
locations with rocket-propelled grenades, medium machine-gun fire and small
arms fire from buildings targeting outposts in the northwest portion of the
city," it said.

The attacks came "from non-combatant and protected locations, such as homes
and mosques," the statement said.

"During these attacks, coalition forces positively identified gunmen,
dressed in civilian attire, and defended themselves," killing "26 anti-Iraqi
forces."

No soldier or civilian casualties resulted from the clashes, the military
said.

Ramadi is the capital of the western province and is a Sunni Arab stronghold
where US-led forces come under regular attack.
 


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