Largest Iraq Air Assault Since '03 Begins

U.S. and Iraqi forces on Thursday launched what was termed the largest air assault since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, targeting insurgent strongholds north of the capital, the U.S. military said.

Largest Iraq Air Assault Since '03 Begins

"More than 1,500 Iraqi and Coalition troops, over 200 tactical vehicles, and more than 50 aircraft participated in the operation," the military statement said of the attack, designed to "clear a suspected insurgent operating area northeast of Samarra." Samarra is 60 miles north of Baghdad. The military said the operation was expected to continue over several days against insurgent targets in Salahuddin province.

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