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U.S. Troops Arrest Rebel Suspects in Iraq

U.S. forces arrested eight rebel suspects in a stronghold of anti-American resistance northwest of Baghdad, the military said Tuesday, as troops tightened security against possible attacks over the Christmas holidays. Those arrested include an ex-colonel accused of recruiting guerrillas and four suspected associates of fugitive former Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who is believed to have a leading role in Iraq’s insurgency. Three soldiers of the U.S.-led coalition died Monday. Two U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi translator were killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. A Polish soldier died when a fellow soldier’s gun fired accidentally in Babylon, south of Baghdad, hours after a visit by Poland’s President Aleksander Kwasniewski. Full Story

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