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Face of Iraqi Insurgency Altering, Rumsfeld Says

Assaults on civilians represent a continuing shift toward easy targets by Iraqi rebels whose numbers have apparently been boosted by foreign fighters, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and L. Paul Bremer III, the U.S. civilian administrator for Iraq, said Monday. “There’s no question that people are coming across the border,” Rumsfeld told reporters during his fourth visit to the country since a U.S.-led coalition ousted President Saddam Hussein last spring. “And not surprisingly, our forces tend to be fairly hard targets and Iraqi targets thus far tend to be somewhat less hard, and so you see an increasing number of Iraqis being killed by these terrorists.” Full Story

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