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BREAKING: Military says forces have launched largest air assault in Iraq since 2003

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What in the world is Bush up to?







CNN BREAKING NEWS U.S. military launches what it terms the largest air assault in Iraq since 2003 invasion, targeting insurgents north of Baghdad. Details to come!
 

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/03/16/iraq.main/index.html

Military launches largest Iraqi air assault since invasion
Body count rises in Baghdad


(CNN) -- U.S. and Iraqi forces on Thursday launched the largest air assault operation since the invasion of Iraq nearly three years ago, the U.S. military said.

More than 50 aircraft are involved in Operation Swarmer, supporting more than 1,500 Iraqi and U.S. troops near Samarra, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

The aircraft also delivered troops from the Iraq and U.S. Army to "multiple objectives."

The offensive began Thursday morning in southern Salaheddin province "to clear a suspected insurgent operating area northeast of Samarra," the site of the bombing of the Shiite shrine that escalated sectarian tensions and pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war...
 
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