U.S. troops kill three suspected insurgents in Iraq
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Special report: Tension escalates in Iraq    

    Baghdad, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. military said on Thursday that its troops killed three suspected insurgents and detained 18 others in operations against al-Qaida network across Iraq.

    In an operation northwest of Khalis town, some 60 km northeast of Baghdad, U.S. troops captured a wanted man believed to be involved in car bomb attacks, the military said in a statement.

    During the operation, the troops killed an armed man and detained five others, including the wanted individual, in the targeted area, the statement said.

    In a separate operation, the troops captured two suspected al-Qaida militants in the Yousifiyah area, 30 km south of Baghdad, it said.

    One of the detainees "reportedly has ties to foreign terrorists and senior al-Qaida leaders operating in the Arab Jabour and southern Baghdad area," the statement said.

    In north of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, the U.S. troops killed two suspects and detained six others during an operation targeting an alleged al-Qaida leader who reportedly "commands numerous terrorists, whom he uses to conduct assassinations targeting Iraqi security forces."

    In another operation, the troops detained five suspected terrorists north of Beiji, 200 km north of Baghdad, during an operation targeting al-Qaida member in Iraq believed to be involved in "weapons and foreign terrorist facilitation," it added.

Editor: Du Guodong
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