Hospital officials in the flashpoint Iraqi city of Fallujah say at least 11 people have been killed in a U.S. airstrike.
Witnesses say today's (Sunday's) attack focused on a single home in Fallujah. The city west of Baghdad is thought to be the headquarters of al-Qaida operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most-wanted terror suspect.
Coalition forces have been targeting safehouses in the city believed used by al-Qaida-linked fighters.
The U.S. military command confirms there were overnight airstrikes in Fallujah, but has declined to provide further details.
In another development, the U.S. military says a senior leader in Saddam Hussein's elite Republican Guard has been captured near the ousted dictator's hometown of Tikrit.
A spokesman says the suspect, a former Major-General, was captured near Tikrit Friday.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.