Baghdad kills 58,000 stray dogs in 3-month span

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2008 file photo, Iraqi police officer Qassim Ahmed takes aim before shooting a stray dog in the Mansour neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad officials say 58,000 stray dogs have been killed in and around the Iraqi capital over the past three months as part of a campaign to combat dog attacks. (AP Photo/Asaad Mouhsin, File) (AP Photo/Asaad Mouhsin, File)

July 12, 2010 5:47:16 AM PDT
Teams of veterinarians and police shooters have killed some 58,000 stray dogs in and around the Iraqi capital over the past three months as part of a campaign to curb an increasing number of strays blamed for attacks on residents.

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