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U.S.Forces Kill 13 In Raid On Insurgents In Iraq

(RFE/RL) November 3, 2006 -- U.S. troops today killed 13 suspected insurgents in a raid south of Baghdad.

The military said troops were acting on intelligence reports, saying a suspect with links to Al-Qaeda in Iraq was in a building in Al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad.

Several of those killed appeared to have been foreign fighters from outside Iraq. The report did not say if there were any U.S. casualties in the raid.

In other news, three U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad and a Marine was killed by "enemy action" in Iraq's western Al-Anbar Governorate on November 2.

The military also announced that a soldier had died in a non-combat-related incident north of Baghdad.

October was the most deadly month for the U.S. military in Iraq in nearly two years, with at least 105 killed.

(AP, Reuters)

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