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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:35 AM
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US forces equipped with armoured vehicles and backed by helicopter gunships searched a notorious militia stronghold in east Baghdad for a kidnapped comrade yesterday.

The troops searched several sites in Sadr City - an impoverished district controlled by Shia gunmen, where US commanders fear the abducted soldier is being held - according to residents and an Iraqi defence official.

"Iraqi and coalition forces continue to conduct operations in order to recover the missing soldier," said US military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Chris Garver, when asked about the operation in Sadr City.

"Due to operational concerns, we cant talk about ongoing operations," he added, as US helicopters flew over the area and plumes of smoke rose over the city skyline.
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