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7 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Wounded in 3 Attacks

Assailants targeting foreign troops in Iraq are typically military-trained professionals linked to the old regime, but the attacks are not coordinated by Saddam Hussein or a single command structure, the top U.S. official here said Tuesday. “These attacks appear to be the work of small groups of men, usually a squad-level operation,” said L. Paul Bremer III, the civil administrator for the Coalition Provisional Authority on a day in which seven U.S. troops were wounded in Baghdad and Kirkuk. “They are conducted, however, with considerable effectiveness.” Officials have no indication that Hussein “or any one person is giving orders to these people,” Bremer said — underscoring the decentralized nature of the daily ambushes and sniper incidents. Full Story

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