US military says kills 48 'militants' in Baghdad

According to U.S. Army explanation, U.S. forces killed 48 'militants' the previous day in gun battles and air strikes across Baghdad.

US military says kills 48 'militants' in Baghdad

U.S. forces said on Saturday they had killed 48 'militants' the previous day in gun battles and air strikes across Baghdad, a sign of deeper involvement in a government crackdown on militia loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

According to U.S. Army explanation, in one strike in northwestern Baghdad late on Friday, a U.S. helicopter fired a Hellfire missile killing 10 militants who attacked a checkpoint. In another incident later in the evening, soldiers on patrol returned fire after an attack, killing nine.

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