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Iraqis Divided Over Operation Lightning

On a sultry night in Baghdad, Iraqi soldiers stormed an apartment building, arresting Ahmed Sabaawi and his brother Osama — among 1,700 people rounded up under the Iraqi army’s Operation Lightning. Relatives say the brothers are innocent, set up by a neighbor. Six weeks into the mission — launched May 28 against insurgents in the capital — Baghdad may not be pacified, but it is certainly quieter. A suicide bomber struck Sunday at an Iraqi military recruiting center in central Baghdad, killing 25 and wounding 47. Nevertheless, car bombings have fallen by nearly half from the May rate, according to the Interior Ministry. Full Story

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