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U.S.-Iraqi Force Hunt for Insurgents

New fighting flared north of Baghdad on Saturday, as a joint U.S.-Iraqi force scoured the countryside elsewhere in the Sunni Muslim heartland in the third day of a major counter-insurgency operation. Iraq’s government claimed the operation captured suspects in the killing of a prominent journalist. The U.S. military, in a delayed report, said two 101st Airborne Division soldiers were killed by indirect fire — usually meaning mortars — still farther north, at the sprawling Speicher U.S. base. The command previously reported a third 101st Airborne soldier was shot and killed, also on Thursday, at Samarra, a focus of the U.S.-Iraqi sweeps that began that day. Full Story

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