American forces capture top official from Saddam’s regime. Two U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi translator were killed Monday when their convoy struck an improvised explosive device along a road in Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said. Two other soldiers in the 1st Armored Division patrol were wounded and evacuated to a hospital, Central Command said. At least one convoy vehicle was disabled in the blast near a gas station in the Adhamiya neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, officials said. Quick-reaction forces swept the area looking for suspects, they said. On Sunday, the U.S. military said a new operation was under way targeting anti-coalition insurgents. More than 100 suspects were captured, and arms caches were confiscated, a military spokeswoman said. Full Story
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