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U.S., Iraqi Troops Claim 90 Al-Qaeda Killed


http://gdb.rferl.org/0DC3F740-7706-4C10-93B1-9F56736CFA7B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/0DC3F740-7706-4C10-93B1-9F56736CFA7B_mw800_mh600.jpg Suspected insurgents captured in Ba'qubah, where the U.S. is conducting a military operation (file photo) (epa) June 23, 2007 -- U.S. and Iraqi forces say they have killed 90 Al-Qaeda fighters in the past five days during a major combined offensive against the Sunni Islamist group.


Thousands of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers are taking part in simultaneous offensives in areas around Baghdad to deny Al-Qaeda militants sanctuary to launch attacks.


In other news, the U.S. military said today that five of its soldiers were killed in two separate roadside bombing incidents in Iraq.


(Reuters, AP)

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