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US casualties in Iraq rise to 500

Three US soldiers and two Iraqis have been killed in a bomb attack on a patrol north of the capital Baghdad, the US military says. It took the number of American troops killed since the war began in Iraq in March last year to 500. Two soldiers were also injured when the roadside bomb exploded at Taji, about 30 km (20 miles) from Baghdad. It is the latest in a series of deadly attacks on coalition forces which the US blames on the Iraqi resistance. Meanwhile as debate continues over the issue of how Iraq should be run in future, the US says it intends to ask the United Nations to back its plans for the transfer of power. Full Story

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