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Filipino Truck Driver Freed in Iraq

A Filipino truck driver held hostage in Iraq for nearly two weeks was freed Tuesday, a day after his nation withdrew its final peacekeepers from Iraq — a move that met the kidnappers’ demands but angered U.S. and Iraqi officials. Also, a U.S. Marine was killed in action in Anbar Province, a Sunni-dominated area west of Baghdad, while conducting “security and stability operations” in the province, the military said. As of Tuesday, 891 U.S. service members have died since military operations in Iraq began in March 2003, according to the U.S. Defense Department. The Islamic militant group blamed for deadly attacks on foreign and local interests in Iraq threatened Japan that car bombs would strike its troops if they were not withdrawn. Tokyo has dispatched about 500 soldiers to southern Iraq to rebuild schools, provide medical supplies and supply clean water.Full Story

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