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Iraqi insurgents mass in centre of Ramadi as US snipers withdraw

Rebel fighters massed in the centre of the restive Iraqi city of Ramadi after US military snipers withdrew from their positions following 24 hours of clashes, an AFP correspondent said. The US military could not immediately be contacted for comment. US snipers left a hotel from where they were able to control most of Ramadi’s main roads, but the military remained in its headquarters in the governor’s office nearby, the correspondent said. Other US soldiers left the city for their bases in the east and west of the city. As the snipers departed, large crowds of armed rebels, their faces hidden by scarves, began dancing in the street and shooting in to the air, yelling “Allah Akbar” (God is great). Full Story

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