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Iraqi soldiers killed in checkpoint battle

Insurgents stormed an Iraqi army checkpoint as dawn broke north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 12 people, including nine soldiers. Al Qaeda’s Iraq wing claimed the attack in a Web posting. Following in a pattern of closely coordinated attacks with rockets, infantry maneuvers and a suicide truck bomb, it was a reminder of the military potential of the Sunni Arab insurgency as the United States prepares to hand much of Iraq’s security over to the new Shi’ite-led government’s fledgling armed forces. Full Story

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