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General Warns of ‘Spectacular’ Iraq Plots

A top U.S. military official said Friday he expects that insurgents may try to carry out “spectacular” attacks as the Iraqi election draws near, while Sunni religious leaders called for unity but persisted in their demands that the vote be delayed.The comments by Air Force Brig. Gen. Erv Lessel echoed a warning by Iraq’s prime minister the day before that insurgent violence would only increase ahead of the Jan. 30 election for a National Assembly. Hours after Prime Minister Ayad Allawi spoke, a roadside bomb killed seven U.S. soldiers in northwest Baghdad on Thursday, the deadliest attack on American forces since a suicide strike in Mosul 2 1/2 weeks ago. Two Marines also were killed in western Iraq.Full Story

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