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U.S. Envoy Lambastes Extremists in Iraq

The new U.S. ambassador expressed horror Tuesday at the level of violence in Iraq and said Islamic extremists and former members of Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baath Party were using Iraqis as “cannon fodder.” The comments by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad came after a four-day, U.S.-led offensive, “Operation Spear,” aimed at preventing foreign fighters from entering Iraq from Syria, ended late Monday in western Anbar province. The U.S. military called it a success. Full Story

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