300 dead in Najaf battle

A FIERCE day-long battle near the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf left at least 300 militants dead as they fought Iraqi and US forces.

“At least 300 militants have been killed and another 13 arrested,” said Ahmed Duaible, spokesman for the Najaf government.

The battle which broke out early yesterday had now calmed, he said, and the mopping up operation included a search for the militants’ leader. Full Story

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