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US Troops Kill 4 In Raids, Capture Al-Qaida Leader January 6, 2007

Posted by notapundit in Military News, World News.
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BAGHDAD (AP)–U.S. troops killed four people and captured a fifth in raids targeting suspected bomb makers in the Iraqi capital Saturday, the military said.

The four were killed after they fled from American forces and took refuge in a building, where they refused to surrender, the military said in a statement. U.S. troops found a fifth armed man hiding in a ditch and detained him, it said.

The U.S. military also said Saturday that troops captured an al-Qaida in Iraq cell leader in southern Baghdad a day earlier. The suspect was allegedly responsible for coordinating and conducting kidnappings, torture and killings of Iraqi civilians and troops, the military said in another statement.

Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. troops, also captured four suspects in raids in Iskandariyah south of Baghdad on Friday, the military said.

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