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U.S. Kills Seven Iraqis Preparing Attack

U.S. troops stepped up their campaign against Iraqi insurgents, killing seven people preparing to rocket an American base near Tikrit and dropping satellite-guided bombs on a target near the Syrian border, the military said Friday. A leading Shiite cleric warned the Americans that attempting a military solution to Iraq’s crisis “will only make things worse.” Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Taqi al-Modaresi also criticized the U.S.-led coalition for failing to usher in democracy seven months after the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Iraq’s growing lawlessness claimed more victims. Two 4th Infantry Division soldiers were killed Thursday and three others were wounded when their convoy was attacked with a roadside bomb near Samara, the military said. Full Story

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