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Iraq Becoming Safer

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

(SNN Baghdad) While today was a day of violence in Iraq, things are looking up.

During the day, 60 bodies were found, two US soldiers were killed and at least 18 people were killed in attacks on the police. A bomb exploded near and Iraqi police patrol killing once officer and nine civilians and wounding 33. And another bomb exploded two hours later killing eight officers and wounding 19. Fortunately, this still makes Baghdad safer than Washington DC.

Despite the alarming day, there was good news. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki traveled to Iran to cement Iranian support in quelling the insurgency. Ahmadinejad of Iran said that "“Iran will give its assistance to establish complete security in Iraq, because Iraq’s security is Iran’s security.” The news comes on the heels of accusations that Shiite militias may be attacking US troops to revenge Lebanon.

It is not yet known what role Iran may take in Iraq's security or whether they would be assisting Shiite militias in attacking US troops.

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