Thursday, March 22, 2007

Combat Outposts

An Iraqi soldier sleeps on the floor of a police station, in the southeast of Baghdad. U.S. commanders are moving troops from the relative safety of their sprawling bases and stationing them in small outposts in Baghdad's most violent districts in a pivotal tactical shift. The effort, one of the main components of a Baghdad security plan seen as the last chance to avert all-out civil war, aims to break the militants' grip on neighbourhoods by expanding troop presence and building on local intelligence. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

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