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Attacks across Iraq kill 55

August 26, 2010

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— Bombers and gunmen killed 55 Iraqis in two dozen attacks spanning the country Wednesday, mostly targeting security forces in seemingly coordinated strikes the day after the number of U.S. troops fell below 50,000 for the first time since the start of the war.

Insurgents have been stepping up their attacks on Iraq’s security forces in recent months as the U.S. has trimmed its military presence in the country. At least half of those killed — 31 — were Iraqi soldiers and policemen.

There were no claims of responsibility for the spate of attacks. But their scale and reach, from one end of the country to the other, underscored insurgent efforts to prove their might against security forces and political leaders who are charged with the day-to-day running and stability of Iraq.

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Hope_And_Change 3 years, 7 months ago

Barack Hussien Obama is on track to allowing as many innocents killed as Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti allowed to die.

Time will tell if the good George Bush did for Iraq will be erased by Barack Hussien Obama's indifference.

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