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US Troops Grab Iraq Hotel Attack Suspects in Raids

U.S. troops in overnight raids captured 12 people in Iraq suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Baghdad hotel where U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying, a top commander said on Saturday. Brigadier General Martin Dempsey, commander of the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division, said the suspects appeared to have links to the former regime of ousted president Saddam Hussein. Attackers fired rockets on October 26 into the Rasheed hotel, located inside the compound of Iraq’s U.S.-led administration, killing a U.S. military officer and wounding 15 other people. Wolfowitz was on a visit to Iraq at the time. “Based on multiple sources who provided human intelligence, the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division conducted a raid overnight in western Baghdad and captured 12 of 18 targets believed to have been responsible for the attack,” Dempsey said. Full Story

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