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Calm in Baghdad Sunni bastion ahead of Bush speech

Streets were quiet in a Baghdad district where U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 50 people in a major battle as President George W. Bush prepared on Wednesday to unveil a plan to send more troops to turn the war around. Iraqi troops sealed off some areas in Haifa Street, a Sunni Arab stronghold, but fighting from a major U.S. and Iraqi operation to rid the area of “terrorist hideouts” had ended, an official at the Iraqi Army media office told Reuters. Full Story

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