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US-led assault on Iraq insurgency kills dozens, oil exports resume

US forces said 50 insurgents were killed when war planes pounded the Sunni Muslim bastion of Samarra as deadly Shiite militia clashes continued in the south despite a truce with their rebel leader Moqtada Sadr in Najaf. Amid four days of soaring world oil prices, Iraq resumed crude exports to Turkey, but a key southern artery was shut down over security concerns. US warplanes dropped 500-pound (250-kilogram) bombs on “known enemy locations” around Samarra overnight in an air and land assault, said Captain Bill Coppernoll of the 1st Infantry Division. Full Story

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