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Insurgents in Iraq show signs of acting as a network

Far from limited to a small group of “dead-enders” and Saddam “thugs” as Pentagon officials claim, the armed opposition to the US occupation in Iraq has reached the point where some experts say it threatens to become a full-fledged nationalist insurgency. Bolstered by former Iraqi military and security personnel, today’s insurgents are at the least conducting increasingly sophisticated coordinated attacks. In addition, they have built networks to recruit fighters, make weapons, and funnel funds from Iraqi businesses and charitable groups, military experts say.Perhaps most important, insurgents are now motivated primarily by nationalism and Islam, rather than by loyalty to Saddam Hussein, they say. US commanders are weighing moving tens of thousands more US troops into Iraq – as well as additional tanks and other armor – in an effort to curb unrest expected to surround the planned June 30 transfer of power to Iraqi authorities.Full Story

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