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U.S. Army Says Kills Around 40 in Iraq Attack

The U.S. Army said Thursday it killed around 40 people in an attack on suspected foreign fighters in Iraq near the Syrian border, but disputed reports that the victims were members of a wedding party. Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operations for the U.S. military in Iraq, told Reuters the attack early Wednesday was within the military’s rules of engagement. “We conducted an operation about 85 kilometers (53 miles) southwest of al-Qaim…against suspected foreign fighters in a safe house,” Kimmitt said. “We took ground fire and we returned fire.” Kimmitt said there were no indications that the victims of the attack were part of a wedding party. He said a large amount of money, Syrian passports and satellite communications equipment had been found at the site after the attack. Full Story

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