U.S. Troops, Insurgents Clash in Ramadi

Two car bombs exploded in the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi on Tuesday, killing four Iraqis and prompting clashes between U.S. troops and gunmen. In the northern city of Mosul, another vehicle bomb went off, wounding four Americans. Also in Mosul, three decapitated bodies — two Iraqis and an unidentified corpse — have been found in and around the city, a coroner said, the latest in a grisly campaign of beheadings by militants who have been snatching foreigners and Iraqis accused of helping the United States. U.S. warplanes pounded the vast Baghdad slum of Sadr City overnight after an American patrol came under gunfire, the military said Tuesday. Hospital officials said at least one Iraqi was killed in the violence in the district, a stronghold for Shiite militiamen. Full Story

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