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Unrest stirs near Syrian border

U.S.-led forces fighting on the newest front in the Iraqi insurgency sealed off roads leading to the remote northern city of Tal Afar on Thursday amid intensifying clashes that reportedly left scores of rebels dead. American and Iraqi troops are facing an abrupt surge in violence in a city that had drawn little attention until days ago. Witnesses in the city describe masked insurgents controlling impromptu check points around the city and intimidating residents who cooperate with U.S. troops, in an alarming echo of developments in the troubled cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.Full Story

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