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Bremer Says Sabotage Caused Much Damage in Iraq

The top U.S. civilian administrator in Iraq told lawmakers on Thursday the situation there has improved “dramatically” in recent weeks, and blamed much of the reported looting and lawlessness on political sabotage. Paul Bremer, briefing the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee through a teleconference from Baghdad, also said he felt there were enough troops in Iraq. While he said there was an increasing number of organized attacks on U.S. troops in regions north of Baghdad, they were on a small scale of five to 10 people, without an apparent central command and control. Bremer was speaking after an AH-64 Apache helicopter was apparently shot down by hostile fire in western Iraq, according to the U.S. Central Command. The two-member crew was not injured and was recovered, it said. Full Story

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