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Car bombings down in Iraq, military says

The number of deadly car bomb attacks in Iraq has dropped by nearly 20% this year, despite a recent wave of bombings, according to the U.S. military. The decline is largely the result of U.S. and Iraqi offensives that have disrupted routes used to smuggle foreign suicide bombers into Iraq and raids on car bomb factories, said Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, the chief U.S. military spokesman. The offensives in western Iraq, starting last summer, were designed to disrupt a smuggling route established by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian commander of foreign fighters in Iraq. “It’s a continual operation to make sure he can’t re-establish himself there,” Lynch said. Full Story

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