U.S. Warplanes Target Iraq Roadside Bombs

U.S. warplanes struck Baghdad’s Sadr City district overnight to neutralize roadside bombs that regularly explode as American patrols drive through the area, the military said Thursday. The operation came amid talks aimed at ending weeks of clashes between U.S. and Iraqi forces and followers of renegade Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the sprawling northeastern Baghdad slum. AC-130 gunships fired into the district’s narrow and densely populated streets, which are littered with improvised bombs, said Capt. Brian O’Malley of the 1st Cavalry Division. Full Story

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