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Dozens Seized in Dawn Raid in Iraq’s North

Capt. James Dayhoff heard one of the most frightening sounds for a combat soldier in Iraq: simultaneous “smoke whistles” from two rocket-propelled grenades shot at him from behind. The projectiles hit a wall about 25 yards in front of him, and he knew his men were vulnerable. Captain Dayhoff, commander of Battery L of the Third Armored Cavalry, was fighting on Tuesday to reclaim Tal Afar from insurgents who have made it a major smuggling and operations base. The regiment took over here last month, and its 1,000-man Sabre Squadron undertook its largest operation yet on Tuesday to root out insurgent leaders here in northwestern Iraq, in a city of a quarter million people. Full Story

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