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U.S. Military Targets Suspected Militants In Al-Fallujah


http://gdb.rferl.org/069C712C-02DD-4627-963D-1EC9EB6A98C4_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/069C712C-02DD-4627-963D-1EC9EB6A98C4_mw800_mh600.jpg (file photo) 23 July 2004 -- The U.S. military says it carried out an airstrike in the city of Al-Fallujah today targeting suspected militants linked to alleged Al-Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

A statement said the attack targeted 10 to 12 militants and was conducted in coordination with the Iraqi authorities. The U.S. military reported no casualties.

But residents and doctors in a Al-Fallujah hospital said at least five civilians, some of them children, were wounded.

In another incident, the U.S. military said two American soldiers were killed and one injured in a roadside bomb attack on their convoy yesterday near the town of Samarra north of Baghdad.

(AP/AFP/Reuters)
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