2 September 2004 -- An Iraqi doctor says a U.S. air strike late yesterday in the Iraqi city of Al-Fallujah has killed 17 people.
The doctor, Seifeddin Taha, said six people were also injured in the attack on Al-Fallujah, some 65 kilometers west of Baghdad.
The U.S. military has not commented on the casualties, but said in a statement that the strike was a "precision attack" targeting two safe houses used by associates of Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, who U.S. officials say is linked with the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.
The U.S. statement said al-Zarqawi associates were earlier yesterday seen executing someone in southern Al-Fallujah.
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