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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:59 PM
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UN: Drop in Iraq violence may not last
Source: Associated Press

BAGHDAD - The influx of thousands of U.S. forces has driven down insurgent attacks in Baghdad, but violence elsewhere in Iraq raises questions about whether killings will continue to drop as American forces begin to leave, the United Nations said Saturday.

As security improved in Baghdad, violent attacks spread last year to other parts of the country, including Diyala Province and Mosul, al-Qaida's last urban stronghold, according to the report from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.

"The government of Iraq continued to face enormous challenges in its efforts to bring sectarian violence and other criminal activity under control against a backdrop of political instability," the report, which examined the last six months of 2007, said.


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The U.N. report cautioned against hasty conclusions because "the extent to which the decrease in violence was sustainable remained unclear."

Violent attacks have grown more frequent in recent weeks.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080315/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:20 AM
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1. No shit? Can this be true? nt
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