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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed North of Baghdad

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Monday in separate incidents north of Baghdad, while an American patrol killed three people at Baghdad’s gun market after apparently mistaking the test firings of customers as an attack, officials and witnesses said. Earlier, in a show of force backed by tanks and mortars, U.S. forces assaulted dozens of suspected guerrilla positions in Saddam Hussein’s hometown before dawn, killing six alleged insurgents and capturing others, officials said. Faced with a deteriorating security situation, the military in past days has reacted with heavy raids and dramatic bombings in central and northern Iraq in an effort to intimidate the resistance. U.S. forces fired a satellite-guided missile armed with a 500-pound warhead at a target near Tikrit on Monday, the second use of the weapons in as many days. Full Story

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