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US general won’t rule out chance of Iraq civil war

The top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Friday that the crisis of sectarian violence triggered by last week’s bombing of a Shi’ite shrine has passed but refused to rule out the possibility of a civil war. Army Gen. George Casey, briefing reporters at the Pentagon by teleconference from Iraq, also said he has not made any decision yet on whether to recommend to the Pentagon and President George W. Bush reductions in U.S. troop levels in Iraq. Such a recommendation on force size will be made in the spring, he said. “Is the violence out of control? Clearly not. Now, it appears that the crisis has passed,” Casey said. Full Story

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