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U.S.-Iraqi Operation In Western Euphrates Valley Ends

(RFE/RL) 28 January 2006 -- The U.S. military today said that U.S. Marines and Iraqi Army soldiers have ended an almost two-week operation through the Western Euphrates River Valley.

The military said in a statement that 45 weapons caches were destroyed and 20 suspected insurgents detained during Operation Wadi Aljundi.

The military said the operation started on 15 January north of the town of Hit, 140 kilometers west of Baghdad, and ended on 27 January.

No U.S. or Iraqi casualties were sustained, said the statement.

Elsewehere, officials said at least four Iraqis were killed in separate attacks on 28 January in Baghdad and the western city of Al-Fallujah.


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