A US airstrike killed eight suspected terrorists and destroyed a building south of Baghdad, the US military said on Friday.
The attack occurred on Thursday night in Arab Jabour, a mostly Sunni Muslim suburb south of Baghdad.
American troops came under "heavy enemy fire during a raid targeting Al-Qaeda in Iraq and foreign fighter facilitators," the US military said in a statement.
Coalition aircraft swooped in, dropping precision bombs on a building where eight suspects had barricaded themselves, the statement said.
All eight were killed. No US forces or Iraqi civilians were injured in the attack, the military said.