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Insurgents Fire Rockets at Baghdad Hotels

Insurgents launched a series of rocket strikes in Baghdad on Friday, hitting two hotel compounds used by Westerners, police and witnesses said. Three hostages — two Turks and a Pakistani — were released by their captors. Also, the Arab state of Yemen said it was willing to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq if the deployment had U.N. backing and was under the control of the world body, Foreign Ministry officials said. A day earlier, Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced he was willing to send troops to help the new Iraqi government, potentially becoming the first Arab state to do so.Full Story

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