At least 59 people were killed Sunday in violence in Iraq.
At least 35 people died in Baghdad in fierce fighting between U.S. led troops and insurgents, who launched a pre-dawn barrage of rockets and mortars into the fortified Green Zone which houses the Iraqi interim government and foreign embassies.
An al-Qaida linked terror group led by Jordanian terror suspect Abu Masub al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the attack.
Also in Baghdad, a number of civilians, including an Arab journalist, were killed when witnesses said a U.S. helicopter fired on a crowd of celebrating Iraqis who had swarmed a disabled American tank. The U.S. military said the helicopter was fired on first.
There was also fighting Sunday in the town of Ramadi and in Hilla, where three Polish soldiers were killed.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.