Few details of the operation have been made available.
Meanwhile, scattered violence continued in Iraq today. Iraqi police said that at least two civilians were killed and another four wounded when a mortar shell fell on houses near a U.S. military base in Mahmudiya, 30 kilometers south of Baghdad.
In Kut, 170 kilometers south of Baghdad, one civilian was killed and another four wounded in a roadside bomb explosion.
(compiled from news agencies reports)
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