U.S. finds 42 al-Qaida captives in raid

U.S. forces raided an al-Qaida hide-out northeast of Baghdad and freed 42 Iraqis imprisoned inside, including some who had been tortured and suffered broken bones, a senior U.S. military official claimed on Sunday.

U.S. finds 42 al-Qaida captives in raid
U.S. forces raided an al-Qaida hide-out northeast of Baghdad and freed 42 Iraqis imprisoned inside, including some who had been tortured and suffered broken bones, a senior U.S. military official claimed on Sunday.

Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said the 42 freed Iraqis marked the largest number of captives ever found in a single al-Qaida prison.

Some of the freed Iraqis had been held for as long as four months and some had injuries from torture and were being taken to medical facilities for treatment, he said.

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