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Not too surprising....<br><br>
"Newly declassified data show that as additional American troops began streaming into Iraq in March and April, the number of attacks on civilians and security forces there stayed relatively steady or at most declined slightly, in the clearest indication yet that the troop increase could take months to have a widespread impact on security.<br><br>
"Even the suggestion of a slight decline could be misleading, since the figures are purely a measure of how many attacks have taken place, not the death toll of each one. American commanders have conceded that since the start of the troop increase, which the United States calls a “surge,” attacks in the form of car bombs with their high death tolls have risen.<br><br>
"The attack data are compiled by the Pentagon but were made public in a report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/washington/16attacks.html?ref=worldspecial" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/wa...f=worldspecial</a>
 

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Looks like today won't help those tallies skew downward...<br><br><b>Car Bomb Near Market Kills 32 in Iraq</b><br><br>
"A car bomb exploded near a market in a Shiite enclave northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 32 people and wounding 50, police said Wednesday. Hospital officials and victims said chlorine gas may have been used in the attack, but police denied that.<br><br>
"Clashes also broke out in the mostly Shiite city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq, when militants fought with police who had arrested two wanted militia members, police said. Nine Iraqis were killed and 75 wounded, police said."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/16/AR2007051600076.html?hpid=topnews" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews</a>
 
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