Redacted in light of "Clif"'s remarks.
Coalition raids Iraq areas, killing 20
By SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 33 minutes ago
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S.-led coalition forces killed 20 insurgents, including two women, Friday in fighting and air strikes that targeted al-Qaida in Iraq militants northwest of Baghdad, the military said. The mayor of the area said 19 civilians were killed, including seven women and eight children.
AFP/USMC/File Photo: US Marines attach a howitzer to a helicopter for transportation to western Iraq in November... Under continuing fire, the troops called in air support, killing 18 insurgents, including two women, the command said in a brief statement. The military declined to specify which branch of the coalition was involved, but the U.S. provides the bulk of the air support in most of the country.
"Al-Qaida in Iraq has both men and women supporting and facilitating their operations unfortunately," it said.
Btw: the article has changed from the first publish, but the parts I quoted are still in there.
Update: As "Clif" points out, the wording does indeed include the women in the insurgency. I apologize to the A(w/t)P.
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