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Foreigners are cited in new Iraqi violence

As another suicide bombing left at least four more people dead yesterday, US and Iraqi officials linked this week’s wave of attacks to an emerging alliance between remnants of the former regime and foreign fighters who came to wage a so-called holy war against US forces. The rapidly deteriorating security situation has taken nearly 40 lives in two days, a spate of violence President Bush attributed to an insurgency including Saddam Hussein loyalists and “foreign terrorists.” In interviews, former Iraqi intelligence officers and a political analyst also pointed to signs of such an alliance. They said the recent onslaught, including a sophisticated rocket attack and coordinated suicide bombings Monday, reflected a dangerous alliance between former army officers resisting the US occupation and Islamic militants from outside Iraq. Full Story

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