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Spanish pull out of holy Iraqi city as 43 insurgents are killed

Forty-three insurgents were killed in fierce overnight fighting with US-led coalition forces near Najaf as Spanish troops were completing their withdrawal from the Iraqi holy city, the US-led coalition said. Fighting broke out late Monday near Najaf between US troops and Iraqi militiamen loyal to wanted firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr who is holed up inside the city. Spanish troops based there have completed their withdrawal to Diwaniyah, headquarters for the 1,432-strong Spanish contingent, which is due to leave Iraq in the coming days, the military spokesman said in Madrid. Full Story

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