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Guerrilla effort could shrink fast — or grow even bigger

Hesitant Iraqis might now become tipsters, but nationalism could fuel fire. The capture of Saddam Hussein is not likely to quickly end an insurgency that has caused the deaths of nearly 200 U.S. soldiers since the fall of Baghdad in May. U.S. officials believe Saddam was not commanding guerrilla attacks against coalition troops. But his ability to elude capture may have inspired former members of his regime to continue fighting. ”We do not expect we will have a compete elimination of those attacks,” Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said Sunday. Shortly before Saddam’s capture was announced Sunday, a suspected suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a police station west of Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 33 others. The timing of the attack could have been coincidental, but at least for now, the guerrilla insurgency against the U.S. occupation appears to be continuing. Full Story

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