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U.S. helicopters attack extremists firing rocket toward Green Zone

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U.S. helicopters attack extremists firing rocket toward Green Zone
U.S. helicopters attack extremists firing rocket toward Green Zone

U.S. helicopter crews spotted a team of 10-15 militants setting up a rocket launcher in Sadr City.

The militants tried to get away as the helicopters approached, the statement said. The crews received clearance to fire and engaged a van and two cars in which the extremists were trying to escape, the statement said.

Three vehicles and the launcher were destroyed, the statement said.