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Iraqis kill 45 in attack on insurgent training base

In what Iraqi officials called “a major battle and a major success,” Iraqi commando units attacked a guerrilla training camp and killed at least 45 insurgent fighters, authorities said Wednesday. The final death toll could be twice that. The fighting was notable not just for the number of insurgents killed–the most since U.S.-led forces retook the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah last fall–but for its location: an isolated, swampy area northwest of Baghdad, instead of the streets of a city. Officials suggested the insurgents sought out the site to hide from Iraqi citizens who are beginning to oppose them. The clash Tuesday near Lake Tharthar raged at its fiercest for at least two hours. But fighting lasted throughout the day, and Iraqi and American forces were still looking for stragglers Wednesday, according to U.S. military officials and the Iraqi Interior Ministry. Full Story

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