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US has new Iraq point man, catches insurgency "enablers" as bomb kills two

The US army said it has caught a “most wanted” official and tightened the net around Iraq’s former number two Ezzat Ibrahim al-Duri as violence raged unabated, with a car bomb killing at least two people and US forces gunning down nine insurgents. US diplomat Francis Ricciardone, who worked on Iraq with the previous administration, was plucked from his post in Manila to head a government team working for the political transition in the war-torn country. And the controversy over the declared reasons of the US-led invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein was set to rage on following a US press report casting doubt about the alleged link between the ousted Iraqi leader and the Al-Qaeda terror network. The US military announced the capture of Khamis Sarhan al-Mohammad, the number 54 on its list of 55 most wanted Iraqis from the former regime. Full Story

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