For the third time in three days, U.S. forces pounded an abandoned train station with “precision munition” during fighting in the Anbar province capital of Ramadi, officials said Wednesday.
The train station, on the southern edge of the city, is a “known hub” of insurgent activity, a Multi-National Force-West press release read. Just one day before, U.S. and Iraqi forces bombed another abandoned building in south Ramadi after reporting small-arms fire. That building is near the train station, officials said.
Ramadi, about 75 miles west of Baghdad, remains a stronghold of Sunni insurgents battling both American troops and the Shiite-led Iraqi security forces.
Last week, American officials said that U.S. and Iraqi forces had killed more than 100 insurgents during seven days of fighting in the city.