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US in worst fighting in Iraq since Saddam's fall

US allies resisted pressure to pull out of Iraq, where fighting raged on in the fiercest resistance to the occupation since US forces captured Baghdad and toppled Saddam Hussein one year ago. Armed insurgents attacked a US military convoy 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Baghdad on the road to Fallujah, sealed off by US forces hunting those who last week killed four US civilian security contractors and strung up two of their mutilated bodies. Gunmen were seen dancing around two burning vehicles, but no casualty figures were immediately available Thursday. Hospital sources quoted by Al-Jazeera satellite channel in the Gulf state of Qatar said 105 people had been killed in Fallujah and more than 200 wounded in two days of fighting. Full Story

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