November 8, 2006 -- The U.S. military says its forces have killed 14 suspected Al-Qaeda fighters in two separate raids in Iraq.
Troops raided a building in Al-Muqdadiyah, 120 kilometers east of Baghdad, and killed 10 people suspected of being involved in bringing foreign fighters into Iraq.
On November 7, four suspected militants were killed and 48 detained in a raid in the western city of Al-Ramadi.
More than 20 people died the same day in a suicide bombing of a Shi'ite coffeehouse in Baghdad.
(AP, AFP, Reuters, dpa)
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