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US general sees al-Qaeda's hand in Iraq attacks

The top US military official in Iraq warned that attacks on coalition forces showed increasing coordination and links to the al-Qaeda terror network. The US overseer in Iraq, Paul Bremer, meanwhile, said he expected “important contributions” at an international donors’ conference for Iraqi reconstruction in Madrid on Thursday — despite a move by the US congress to make part of the US funds loans instead of grants as demanded by US President George W. Bush. “We fully expect some of these terrorists will continue operating. We expect them to get more radical and desperate as they continue to loose forces,” General Ricardo Sanchez told reporters in Baghdad, referring to al-Qaeda. “They are demonstrating local coordination and synchronization, and at a regional level we have also seen that coordination,” he said. Full Story

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