At least 25 insurgents were killed in a battle with U.S. troops in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Wednesday. Fifteen American soldiers were wounded in the fighting and one later died at a military hospital.
The U.S. military says the fighting broke out after rebels detonated a car bomb outside a U.S. outpost and opened fire on arriving soldiers. U.S. forces then called in warplanes which fired missiles at insurgents.
In other developments, the Iraqi government announced today (Thursday) the arrest of (Fadil Hussain Ahmed al-Kurdi) a senior member of the al-Qaida linked militant group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
The arrest of another suspected senior militant commander (Abu Marwan) in Mosul was announced Wednesday.