u.s. killing al qaeda in diyala: news from the army

BAGHDAD, Sept 13 (KUNA) — US forces killed and detained 95 terrorists and demolished a house rigged with explosives in operations targeting Al-Qaeda in northern Baghdad.

Over 1,000 members of US and Iraqi Special Forces killed three Al-Qaeda terrorists and arrested 80 others in Hemreen mountain area and Diyala river valley, north of Baghdad, the US Army said in a statement.  Four among the detainees are senior leaders in Al-Qaeda.

A considerable amount of weapons and explosives was also discovered, the statement added.  The US troops had air support.

Meanwhile in another incident, the US forces detained 12 Al-Qaeda suspects and destroyed a house full of explosives in raid operations in Taji and Salah Al-Din province, north of Baghdad.

After the recent military operations in Diyala, the forces intensified security operations in the Hemreen Mountains and surrounding areas in search of Qaeda members.

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