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102 Killed, 62 Wounded As Militants Attack Iraq Army Base

•, Margaret Griffis

Two militants were killed as they tried to sneak out of Garma. Six more were killed during an attack on a checkpoint.

In the Falluja region, eight militants were killed.


Very conflicting information has been released about an attack at army base in Dwiyliba near Yusufiya. The Interior Ministry claims that more than 40 gunmen were killed, but only one soldier died in clashes. Local sources say that 12 soldiers were killed, and as many as 40 militants were killed, wounded, or arrested. The area was sealed off.

Dwiyliba is within an area once known as the "Triangle of Death". It is just south of Baghdad and very close to Anbar province. During the U.S. occupation and sectarian war, this region was particularly restive. In recent weeks, though, it appears that militants from Anbar are attempting to take territory here, perhaps as a prelude to entering Baghdad.

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