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Base Set Up to Curb Rebels

The U.S. military hopes its first long-term presence near Iraq’s border with Syria will help stem the flow of suicide bombers. American troops have established the first long-term military base along a major smuggling route near the Syrian border in a new effort to block potential suicide bombers from reaching targets in Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities. A force of 1,800 U.S. troops, responding to continuing concerns that foreign fighters are crossing the Syrian border into Iraq, recently began an operation that includes setting up the base, three miles from the crossroads town of Rawah. Full Story

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