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TV Station: U.S. Military Compound in Iraq Attacked

Unidentified assailants launched a mortar attack on a U.S. military headquarters in Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad setting the building on fire, an Arab television station reported Sunday. The Qatar-based al-Jazeera television quoted one of its correspondents in Baghdad as saying that ambulances were seen heading toward the compound. The compound had previously served as headquarters for the Iraqi Military Intelligence before president Saddam Hussein was ousted by U.S.-led forces in April, Jazeera said. Several U.S. soldiers have been killed or wounded in the last two weeks in ambushes concentrated in two main areas — to the west of Baghdad around Ramadi and Falluja, and to the north around Balad, Baquba and Tikrit, Saddam’s home town. Washington blames diehard Saddam loyalists for the attacks. Full Story

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