While reading an article, I went through the following line:
U.S. troops recaptured the city in after a battle that included some of the most intense house-to-house fighting of the entire U.S.-led war in Iraq, with at least 95 U.S. troops killed.
I feel that here 'in' is not necessary as the given sentence looks correct with 'after':
U.S. troops recaptured the city after a battle...
What say native speakers, is this a proper sentence with 'in' before 'after'?