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US Warplanes Attack Militants in Fallujah - 2004-10-03

U.S. warplanes in Iraq have struck targets in the rebel-held city of Fallujah for a third time in two days, in an ongoing push to crush fighters loyal to insurgent leader Musab al-Zarqawi.

U.S. officials say the latest strike early Sunday killed two people and wounded 10 near a building where 10 to 15 insurgents were moving weapons.

The strike came as U.S. and Iraqi forces to the north declared victory in the battle for the city of Samarra.

About 3,000 U.S. troops and 2,000 allied Iraqis swept into the city of 200,000 residents on Friday, in one of the largest coalition military operations in more than a year.

U.S. officials say 125 insurgents were killed and 88 captured in the military operation.