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The military detailed some of the fighting taking place in Ramadi, Iraq, the provincial capital of Anbar province. According to the release, U.S. troops Tuesday night observed a “small number” of insurgents placing a roadside bomb. The troops attacked the group with small-arms fire, killing two men, officials said. Three other insurgents were killed by a round fired from a tank’s main gun.

Four hours later, in the same area, a U.S. vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. No U.S. or Iraqi troops were killed in the incidents, officials said.

13 more insurgents convicted in Iraqi courtThe Central Criminal Court of Iraq — where U.S. troops often go to testify against the suspected insurgents they’ve arrested — announced the convictions of another 13 defendants during the past week. The charges ranged from illegal weapons possession to illegal border crossing, with sentences ranging from 42 years to six months in an Iraqi prison.

In one case, four Iraqi men were convicted of weapons possession after U.S. troops found more than 30 mortar rounds, eight artillery shells and a machine gun in the two vehicles they were using. In another case, three Iraqi men were found guilty of weapons possession after U.S. troops arrested them with weapons after a firefight.


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