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Iraq insurgents plan wave of attacks

Intelligence points to suicide bombings to coincide with draft constitution. U.S. and foreign intelligence officials tell NBC News they have credible intelligence that insurgents in Iraq have active plans to launch a massive offensive early next week — timed to coincide with the possible draft of an Iraqi constitution on Monday. According to the officials, terrorists would launch as many as 20 simultaneous suicide bombings, mostly in Baghdad. The plans also include heavy rocket and mortar attacks against U.S. and Iraqi government offices inside Baghdad’s Green Zone, against the U.S. military at Baghdad International Airport, and at Abu Ghraib prison. U.S. officials say the offensive was planned for early this week but was put on hold when Iraqis failed to come up with a draft constitution. Full Story

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