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US Casualties Continue to Rise in Iraq


Iraqi and Coalition Forces say they detained one suspected terrorist and killed another Monday during raids in Baghdad.

A Coalition statement says the detainee is believed to be a member of a secret cell known for aiding the transport of weapons and explosives from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training.

The U.S. military earlier said at least 14 American soldiers were killed in Iraq in the first three days of June, including six troops in incidents the Baghdad area Sunday. In each attack, the troops' vehicles struck roadside bombs or were hit by improvised explosive devices.

The military said eight U.S. troops were killed in incidents Friday and Saturday.

This comes after 127 U.S. troops were killed in May, the third-deadliest month for U.S. forces since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In other violence Sunday, Iraqi police say a suicide car bomber killed 10 people, including a police officer, and wounded at least 25 others in an attack on a police convoy north of Baghdad.

Separately, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that U.S. troops will need to be in Iraq until the end of 2008.

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