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WAR: Iraqi City of Samarra Bombed by US Fighters

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posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 09:26 AM
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At least 13 people were killed and 84 injured in the city of Sammara from attacks by US fighters. The US military states that it killed 50 insurgents during the strikes which occurred after midnight on Friday. Sammara was pounded by 230kg bombs that were meant to stop the weapons suppliers operating out of the area.
 



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Air strikes by US planes on the largely Sunni Iraqi city of Samarra have killed at least 13 people and injured 84, a hospital official in the city said.

The US military said it had killed "about 50 insurgents" in strikes which began after midnight (2000 GMT Friday), following arms searches on the ground.


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Samarra is located about 60 miles from Baghdad and is considered to be part of the Sunni Triangle region that is known for its volatility. The city of Samarra has a population of around 200,000 people. Over 43 homes and buildings were destroyed in the attack.


[edit on 8/14/2004 by lockheed]




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