Iraq: Tribal sheikh among three killed in US-Iraqi raid

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July 31, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
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"A US-Iraqi raid north of Baghdad on Saturday killed a tribal sheikh and two of his family members, police said, as local leaders condemned what they branded a 'massacre' of civilians. US forces said the operation aimed to nab a wanted insurgent but officials in the village of Rufayat, 70 kilometres (45 miles) from the capital, said the raid targeted a family with no ties to insurgent groups." (07/31/11)

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