1,000 Iraqis Killed near Najaf -- Al Jazeera TV

US troops have killed 1,000 Iraqisin the past 72 hours in the Najaf region in central Iraq, AlJazeera TV quoted an American officer as saying on Wednesday.

The US 3rd Infantry Division fought a fierce battle with Iraqiforces on Wednesday for the control of a bridge over the Euphratesriver close to the city of Najaf.

According to another report of Abu Dhabi TV, Iraqi Madina Division, which is affiliated with Iraq's Republican Guards, haslaunched counter-attacks on the US 3rd Infantry Division, giving noother details.

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