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Iraqi forces launch crackdown; al Qaeda defiant

Iraqi forces on Sunday launched their biggest security crackdown since the fall of Saddam Hussein with the start of a sweep by 40,000 Iraqi troops who will seal off Baghdad and hunt for insurgents. Over the next few days, Iraqi soldiers would block major routes into Baghdad and search the city district by district, looking for foreign Arab fighters and Iraqi guerrillas, Iraqi officials said. They would be backed up by around 10,000 U.S. troops deployed in the capital during Operation Lightning.Full Story

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