Monday, October 01, 2007

More Than 20 Al-Qaida Fighters Killed Near Baghdad

The military says U.S. aircraft has killed more than 20 al-Qaida fighters who opened fire on an American air patrol northwest of Baghdad. The firefight between the U.S. aircraft and the insurgent fighters occurred yesterday about 17 miles northwest of Baghdad.The military did not say what kind of aircraft were involved but the fact that the fighters opened fire suggests they were low-flying Apache helicopters. The military says four vehicles were destroyed and no Iraqi civilians or U.S. soldiers were killed or wounded.