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Two U.S. Soldiers Die in Bloody Iraq Raid

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and seven wounded when a pre-dawn raid on Friday turned into a heavy gunbattle in a restive zone of Iraq where support for deposed dictator Saddam Hussein is strongest. Witnesses at the blood-smeared, bullet-scarred scene of the raid in Ramadi, 60 miles west of Baghdad, said three Iraqis had also died, but this could not be confirmed. “Look at the blood all over the house. We are not to blame for this,” housewife Samam Kadhim said. “This is the American behavior — aggression toward Muslim houses.” The 3 a.m. raid was staged at a time of renewed violence in a rebellious zone within the U.S.-labeled “Sunni Triangle,” which is a focus of anti-American resistance. Full Story

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