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U.S. Troops, Insurgents Battle Across Iraq

U.S. soldiers engaged insurgents Sunday in two major Iraqi cities and in the violent western region where the rebels continue to fight from their former stronghold of Fallujah and surrounding towns. Eight Marines were killed and at least seven U.S. soldiers were injured in the fighting, which involved airstrikes and close combat on the ground. U.S. military officials estimated that at least 10 insurgents were killed. The day of sporadic battles, from the northern city of Mosul to Baghdad, began with a rush-hour attack on a patrol of U.S.-trained Iraqi National Guardsmen along Haifa Street in the capital. U.S. military officials said the guardsmen, who have performed inconsistently in combat in much of the country, fought back with rifles and grenades. Full Story

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