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Iraq attacks 'likely to increase'

A top US military commander in Iraq has said he expects more attacks as the US prepares to hand over power to Iraqis. “We expect to see an increase in violence as we move toward sovereignty at the end of June,” General Ricardo Sanchez told reporters on Sunday. He added the hunt for Saddam Hussein was continuing, but that it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. His comments came shortly after a US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in the northern city of Mosul. General Sanchez said the US assumed that Saddam Hussein was still in Iraq. “Clearly we haven’t found the right haystack. We’re all focused on finding that needle,” he said. But he said he did not expect attacks on coalition troops to end if Saddam Hussein was found. Full Story

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