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US Jets Disable Two Bridges Used by Insurgents


The U.S. military in Iraq says American warplanes have bombed two bridges in western al-Anbar province, to stop insurgents from using them to move fighters and equipment to other cities for attacks.

The air strikes Tuesday near the Syrian border did not destroy the Euphrates River bridges, but made them inoperable. No casualties were reported.

Coalition troops also raided a nearby safehouse, killing two foreign fighters and detaining three others. The building was later destroyed.

Elsewhere, in the southern Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, U.S. forces handed over military control of the city to Iraqi forces.

In other developments, the U.S. military reports two American soldiers were killed and two wounded Tuesday in a bomb blast in Baghdad. Two more soldiers were killed Monday in Tal Afar and Ramadi.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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