The U.S. military says 10 U.S. service personnel were killed in four separate incidents in Iraq Wednesday.
The military released few details on how the troops died.
The deaths are among the highest toll for U.S. troops in Iraq in recent months, and occurred on the same day that a bipartisan U.S. panel recommended that the U.S. military change its main mission in Iraq from combat to support.
Sectarian violence continued Wednesday in Iraq. Some 70 people were killed or found dead in the country. In Baghdad, police found nearly 50 bodies shot dead execution-style.
Also Wednesday, the U.S. military said Iraq's government has released the names and photos of several suspected senior-level members of the Ansar al Sunna terrorist group. A statement said they were captured by coalition forces last month.
The U.S. military also said coalition forces killed one terrorist suspect and detained another during an early morning raid near the town of Khanaqin, northeast of Baghdad.