US air forces attack insurgent weapons cache

US Air Force jets destroyed a building near Iraq’s border with Syria today where al-Qaida insurgents hid weapons, the US military said.

US Air Force jets destroyed a building near Iraq’s border with Syria today where al-Qaida insurgents hid weapons, the US military said.

The attack occurred early in the day in the village of Bu Hardan near the cities of Qaim and Husaybah where US and Iraqi troops conducted a major operation in the past four days.

“The terrorists were seen moving mortars and other small weapons into the targeted building,” the statement said.

“This weapons cache was directly linked to mortar attacks on Coalition and Iraqi security forces.”

The statement said the raid destroyed the building and “all contents of the weapons cache.”

Late yesterday, the military announced that US and Iraqi forces have secured the town of Husaybah and that al-Qaida-led insurgents there have been neutralised.

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