Map of Iraq showing location of Samarra A Sunni faction has killed 18 al-Qaeda militants in an attack on a compound near the Iraqi city of Samarra, police have said.
Another 16 al-Qaeda members were said to have been captured in the attack.
The Sunni Islamic Army of Iraq - once part of the insurgency against US-led forces - said its fighters attacked the compound east of the city.
The faction is one of several Sunni former insurgent groups that have now turned against al-Qaeda.
On Friday, five Sunni Arab tribal leaders had been killed in a suicide attack in Diyala province, north-east of Baghdad.
- THIS IS GOOD NEWS.
- AND IT'S GOOD NEWS THAT IT'S GETTING REPORTED QUICKLY IN THE MSM.
- WE WON, FOLKS: THE IRAQIS ARE DEFENDING THEMSELVES AND KILLING THE JIHADOTERRORISTS. WE WILL SOON BE ABLE TO COME HOME.
HARRY REID SHOULD EAT HIS WORDS AND RETIRE.