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In Bid to Rebuild Razed Bridge, Recovery and War Vie in Iraq

Last August, under daily attack from car bombs and mortars, the Marines took down the only bridge over the Euphrates River for miles around. Now they are trying to rebuild it. With the bridge down, marines say, insurgents and foreign fighters can no longer infiltrate as easily into this town near the Syrian border in western Anbar Province, the heavily Sunni Arab area that has formed the heart of the insurgency. But Iraqis who live on the river’s northern bank grumble that they have no easy way to get to town to buy and sell goods or to see the doctor. Full Story

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