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Report: Iraqi Army Kills 30 Militants

Iraq’s prime minister said Saturday that Iraqi forces would launch a new effort — with U.S. troops in a supporting role — to wrest control of Baghdad’s neighborhoods from militias and other sectarian killers. A firefight in a Sunni neighborhood of central Baghdad between Iraqi army forces and militants apparently marked the start of the drive to contain Sunni insurgents and Shiite death squads. According to a state television report, 30 militants were killed and eight arrested _ including five Sudanese _ in the insurgent-held neighborhood that housed Iraqi government and military officials during Saddam Hussein’s rule. Full Story

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