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U.S. forces caught in crossfire on streets of ‘capital of death’

Before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, it was one of the nightmare scenarios: a slugfest in Iraq’s capital, a sprawl of narrow streets, markets and blind alleys that is home to 6 million people. More than three years later, the close-quarters fight the United States wanted to avoid is a reality. Rather than fighting Saddam Hussein’s army, however, U.S. troops are caught in the crossfire alongside Iraqi forces as both try to take back the city from religion-based militias and death squads, as well as insurgents. Full Story

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