[I only found this news item which popped up on the Iranian English language news reports.  So I double checked on Google and here is a confirming report.  Needless to say bombing 40 targets is going to produce casualties and not all of them combatants.  Such is no way to keep the peace.  Imagine a raid on 40 targets in Brooklyn?  Ed Kent]

http://www.radionetherlands.nl/news/international/5593961/US-bombs-alQaeda-positions-on-Baghdad-outskirts

US bombs al-Qaeda positions on Baghdad outskirts
Published: Thursday 10 January 2008 12:15 UTC
Last updated: Thursday 10 January 2008 13:07 UTC
Baghdad (10 January) – The United States says its fighter planes have bombed al-Qaeda positions in suburbs on the southern outskirts of Baghdad. More than 40 targets are said to have come under attack. There are as yet no reports of casualties.

The raids are part of operation Phantom Phoenix, a mainly ground offensive against al-Qaeda fighters throughout Iraq. They follow the deaths on Wednesday of six US soldiers who were killed in a house in Diyala province in northern Iraq. A bomb was detonated when they entered the building.

Three other American soldiers were killed in Salahuddin province, also in northern Iraq, on Wednesday.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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