US troops in Fallujah have found a safe house which they say contains evidence linked to wanted militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
A top US commander Lieutenant General John Sattler did not confirm the find on Thursday , but he said coalition troops had found a number of insurgent headquarters in the city.
Embedded reporters in Fallujah say troops searching the safe house property found photographs, notes, ammunition and letters thought to be from al-Zarqawi. Videotape shot by an American news crew also showed a mural pledging allegiance to the al Qaida terrorist network.
Several bodies lay outside the house, and soldiers found an American-made truck wired with explosives nearby.
US and Iraqi officials have said the terrorist leader probably fled Fallujah ahead of the recent assault.