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U.S. unleashes ‘surprise’ offensive in western Iraq

U.S. forces launched a wide-ranging offensive Wednesday against insurgents in western Iraq, involving about 1,000 American and Iraqi troops in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, the Marines said. “The operation is successful to this point,” said Marine Col. Stephen Davis. “We were able to achieve what we believe is total surprise, and we continue to do our series of coordinated searches for insurgents and for caches of munitions and weapons.” Full Story

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