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More than enough enemies

As suicide attacks and insurgent tactics grow bolder and more frequent in Iraq, The Associated Press reports that US and Iraqi officials remain divided about whether Iraqis or foreign fighters are responsible for recent attacks. On the one hand, the letter released last week by US military officials that they allege was written by Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and the capture Wednesday of seven men who may have links to Al Qaeda, show that the terrorist network has at least a presence in Iraq. On the other hand, US officials admit that an Iraqi based insurgency is still very much a problem. While the insurgency has been disrupted by the capture of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and other key figures, AP reports rebel attacks against US troops in February have increased to between 20 and 24 a day, rising from 18 per day in January. Full Story

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