Germany's dpa news agency, quoting hospital officials in the western Iraqi city of Qaim, says at least 26 Iraqi civilians -- including women and children were killed in those strikes. Those figures could not be independently confirmed.
In other developments, six U.S. soldiers were reported killed in two separate roadside-bomb attacks. Four soldiers were killed near the town of Al-Yusufiyah, just south of Baghdad. Two other soldiers died in an attack near the town of Balad, 60 kilometers north of Baghdad.