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U.S. Troops Raid Homes of Iraq Rebel Financiers

U.S. troops raided four wealthy homes in Saddam Hussein (news – web sites)’s hometown on Thursday in a bid to choke off financing of a string of attacks in northern Iraq (news – web sites) including sabotage efforts against a vital oil export pipeline. In the pre-dawn raids, two suspects described as “mid-level financiers or money men” were detained, officers told reporters present at the search-and-seizure raids. Two other suspects were absent from their homes when troops, backed by armored cars and helicopters overhead, descended on the four locations in the dead of night in downtown Tikrit. Full Story

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