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Three U.S. Allies Face New Threat in Iraq

New online statements by purported militants threatened attacks against three U.S. allies — Poland, Japan and Bulgaria — if they don’t pull their troops from Iraq, a day after a Filipino hostage was released because the Philippines bowed to insurgents’ demands and withdrew its tiny contingent. Meanwhile, the death toll of U.S. forces in Iraq since the start of the war in rose to 900 early Wednesday, when a roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad, killing one U.S. 1st Infantry Division soldier. Maj. Neal O’Brien of the 1st Infantry Division said the most recent soldier killed was on patrol in a Bradley fighting vehicle in Duluiyah, 45 miles north of Baghdad, when the bomb detonated shortly after midnight Wednesday.Full Story

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