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U.S. Strikes Kill 15 In Al-Fallujah


http://gdb.rferl.org/9031C2E1-0BF0-4B7C-B7D5-4F689CFA2700_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/9031C2E1-0BF0-4B7C-B7D5-4F689CFA2700_mw800_mh600.jpg 13 September 2004 -- U.S. aircraft and artillery struck targets in the central Iraqi city of Al-Fallujah today, killing at least 15 people.

The U.S. military said some of the strikes were aimed at a meeting site used by members of an Al-Qaeda linked group.

Elsewhere, the governor of the northern Kurdish province of Dahuk, Netshevan Ahmad, escaped an assassination attempt when a roadside bomb went off as his car passed by.

Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says elections scheduled to take place next January will go ahead as planned even if violence prevents Iraqis in some areas from voting.

In an interview with British newspapers, "The Guardian" and "The Times," Allawi said it is important that the political process continues.

His remarks come a day after heavy fighting at several places in Iraq.

(Reuters/AP/AFP)

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