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Just Another Day for U.S. Military in Iraq

U.S. Army soldiers carried out raids in dusty Iraqi towns. Military doctors treated soldiers wounded by roadside bombs. Christmas in Iraq was just another day on the front lines for the U.S. military. Troops woke long before sunrise on a cold, rainy Christmas morning to raid an upscale neighborhood a few miles from their base. In honor of the day, they dubbed the target “Whoville,” after the town in the Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Commanders said they ordered the operation because they did not know the identities of the neighborhood’s residents and several roadside bombs had recently been planted near the district, which isn’t far from Forward Operating Base Summerall in Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad.Full Story

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