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U.S. intensifies pursuit of Iraqi death squads

U.S. military officials announced Monday that they had stepped up a campaign against “death squads” operating in the capital, launching 19 raids as sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites left dozens dead and wounded throughout Iraq. In the province of Anbar, two U.S. soldiers died in combat, and the mayor of the provincial capital was assassinated. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the top military spokesman in Baghdad, said Monday that the 19 raids were part of an effort to control the violence that has engulfed Baghdad in recent weeks. “Over the last week, we have intensified … our efforts against death squads,” he said. Full Story

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