U.S. and Iraqi forces are conducting house-to-house searches for insurgent holdouts in the northern city of Samarra, after a two-day push to reclaim control of the city.
About 3,000 U.S. troops and 2,000 allied Iraqis swept into Samarra 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. The Associated Press quotes a local hospital official as saying his facility received 70 bodies, including those of 23 children.
To the south, U.S. warplanes bombed targets in the city of Fallujah today(Sunday). U.S. officials say the air strike killed two people and wounded 10 near a building where 10 to 15 insurgents were moving weapons.Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.