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No Drop in Iraq Violence Seen Since Troop Buildup (Washington Post)
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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 02:40:07 GMT

Three months into the new U.S. military strategy that has sent tens of thousands of additional troops into Iraq, overall levels of violence in the country have not decreased, as attacks have shifted away from Baghdad and Anbar, where American forces are concentrated, only to rise in most other provinces, according to a Pentagon report released yesterday.

Q&A: Petraeus on Iran's, al-Sadr's influence in Iraq (USA Today)
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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 04:08:16 GMT

Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, talked with USA TODAY's Csar G. Soriano on Wednesday. Edited excerpts are available in this Q&A piece.

Iraq surge a failure, top Democrats tell Bush (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 02:20:14 GMT

Top US congressional Democrats bluntly told President George W. Bush Wednesday that his Iraq troop "surge" policy was a failure, as the Pentagon submitted a report saying early results of the strategy were mixed.

Violence Rising in Much of Iraq, Pentagon Says (New York Times)
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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 02:29:38 GMT

Violence increased throughout much of Iraq in recent months, despite a security crackdown in Baghdad that at least temporarily reduced sectarian killings there.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,513 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:35:48 GMT

As of Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at least 3,513 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,881 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

U.S. tries to temper expectations on Iraq progress (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:06:59 GMT

A September progress report on the U.S. troop increase in Iraq that President George W. Bush called an important moment for his war strategy is unlikely to be a "pivotal" assessment, officials now say.

Mosque attack test for Iraq, message for U.S. (USA Today)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:28:27 GMT

Earlier this month, a U.S. commander in Iraq Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil Jr. described the nightmare that keeps him up at night: a "major, Samarra-mosque-type catastrophe" together with a failure of Iraqi security forces.

NGOs unveils scathing report on impact of US-led war in Iraq (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:57:21 GMT

A coalition of non-governmental groups on Wednesday took the UN Security Council to task for its "shocking silence" on alleged violations of international law by US-led forces in Iraq and urged an early end to their mandate.

Giuliani Says He'd Consider Adding Troops in Iraq for Success (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:16:35 GMT

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said he would consider increasing U.S. troops in Iraq if the head of military operations there, U.S. Army General David Petraeus, requested them.

Italy cautions Turkey against Iraq incursion (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:16:56 GMT

Italian Foreign Minister Massimo d'Alema cautioned Turkey on Wednesday against an incursion into northern Iraq to pursue Kurdish rebels, saying Iraq cannot take more tension.