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Washington watches for Hizbullah activity in Iraq

Hizbullah’s potential for promoting an anti-American Iraqi resistance movement has caught the attention of counterterrorism experts and policy analysts here. Some American officials believe Hizbullah’s resistance credentials could be used to drag the US into a complicated guerrilla war in Iraq, helping relieve Damascus and Tehran of pressure from hawks in the Bush administration. The concern over Hizbullah’s possible ambitions in Iraq is reinforced by the rising number of attacks against US troops in what could be the first signs of an emerging Iraqi resistance. Another American soldier was shot dead Monday near Al-Qaim in western Iraq close to the Syrian border, raising to 29 the number of US troops killed in fighting and accidents since US President George W. Bush declared an end to the war on May 1. Full Story

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