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Humanitarian concerns rise as Iraq offensives continue

As US-led offensives on insurgent strongholds continue, Iraqi humanitarian officials are expressing concerns about increasing problems for civilians in cities across the country’s vast western desert. US forces announced the detention yesterday of more than a dozen suspected insurgents in the city of Hit during the latest in a series of operations meant to disrupt rebel activity in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province. US military officials said they had taken control of Hit this week without incident. In other recent offensives in Anbar province and along the Syrian border, US Marines said they killed at least 47 insurgents through June 22. Full Story

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