Having focused its combat operations for months on a stubborn Baathist resistance, the U.S. military said Monday that it could be up against a new and more elusive foreign adversary after a wave of suicide car bombings rocked Baghdad. As recently as Sunday night, Army Brig. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the commander of the 1st Armored Division responsible for security in Baghdad, said he and his staff had “not seen any indication of foreign fighters” in the Iraqi capital. That assessment changed dramatically Monday morning after coordinated attacks struck three police stations and the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross within 45 minutes, and Iraqi police shot and captured a man believed to be a Syrian national attempting a suicide bombing at yet another police station an hour later. Full Story
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