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Insurgents Launch Attacks in Mosul

Insurgents launched attacks in Iraq’s third-largest city Thursday, raiding police stations and political offices. U.S. and Iraqi forces were battling guerrillas in Mosul hours later, and an American official acknowledged it could take “some time” to secure the city.Smoke rose from several areas as U.S. warplanes streaked overhead. The attacks may have been launched in hopes of relieving pressure on the insurgent bastion of Fallujah, which U.S. and Iraqi forces stormed Monday. Mosul authorities warned residents to stay away from the five major bridges across the Tigris River because of fighting in the area. Militants brandishing rocket-propelled grenades were in front of the Ibn Al-Atheer hospital in the city’s Jammia district.Full Story

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