US military destroys al-Qaida base south of Baghdad in airstrike

The US military says Air Force fighter jets have dropped eight large bombs to destroy an al-Qaida in Iraq training base south of Baghdad. The military says Monday's airstrikes by two US Air Force F-16s targeted a large area booby trapped with bombs hidden in the ground and in trees. Associated Press Television News footage showed an area covered in palm trees being leveled by powerful bombs. The military says the area in the district of Arab Jabour was used to manufacture bombs, stash weapons caches and train and launch sniper attacks at US military convoys.