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Coalition commander in northern Iraq seeking more troops

The commander of coalition forces in northern Iraq says he has requested more forces to help prevent Baghdad-based insurgents from fleeing to neighboring Diyala Province. The general reported the request during a news conference via satellite with reporters at the Pentagon Friday. Major General Benjamin Mixon says he has already reinforced his units in Diyala, and has asked multi-national headquarters in Baghdad for more troops. Full Story

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