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U.S. says Baghdad crackdown succeeding

The U.S. military and its Iraq partners in a month-old Baghdad security crackdown have been turning marketplaces — a favorite target of al-Qaida and Sunni insurgent suicide car bombers — into pedestrian-only zones and commerce is reviving dramatically in the capital, the U.S. military said Thursday. “There’s a sense of suspense in the air. A sense of anticipation and expectation (of decreased violence) with the Iraqi people,” Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. told reporters. Full Story

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