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U.S.-Led Assault Kills 50 Iraqi Insurgents

U.S. and Iraqi troops launched a fresh attack Monday against an insurgent stronghold near the Syrian border despite calls by Sunni Arab leaders to halt such operations to encourage a big turnout in next month’s election. The U.S. command said about 50 insurgents were killed. Two U.S. Marines were killed and at least seven were wounded in the fighting in the border town of Obeidi, according to a New York Times reporter is embedded with the Marines. A Marine spokesman told The Associated Press that he cannot report casualties until 24 hours after they occur. Full Story

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