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U.S. Planes Bomb Suspected Militants in Zarqawi Hunt

U.S. warplanes bombed a suspected guerrilla safe house in Iraq on Friday, stepping up a hunt for Jordanian militant Abu Musab Zarqawi who has been blamed by Washington for a series of deadly attacks. “Somewhere between 20 and 25 people were killed in today’s strike,” said a U.S.-led coalition official, who declined to be named. No details on who was killed were immediately available. The U.S. military said the house in the restive town of Falluja, some 30 miles west of Baghdad, was a “known Zarqawi network safe house” and was destroyed in the daylight strike, the third on suspected Falluja safe houses this week. “This operation employed precision weapons to target and destroy the safe house and underscores the coalition’s continuing resolve…to completely destroy terrorist networks,” Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said in a statement. Full Story

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