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U.S. Targets Zarqawi Loyalists in Iraq Strike

U.S. forces launched air strikes on the rebel-held city of Falluja Monday, targeting what they said was a meeting of key loyalists of their top foe in Iraq, Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.Iraqi doctors at Falluja Hospital said 16 Iraqis were killed, including women and children. The Health Ministry in Baghdad put the Iraqi toll at 20 men. The U.S. military said its intelligence suggested only followers of Zarqawi were killed. Elsewhere, another six Iraqis died after U.S. forces opened fire on a village near the town of Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, Abdel Zahra al-Nasrawi, director of al-Musayib hospital, said. A U.S. spokeswoman had no immediate information.Full Story

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