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U.S. Commander: Troop Surge Working in Baghdad

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U.S. Commander: Troop Surge Working in Baghdad

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U.S. Commander: Troop Surge Working in Baghdad

U.S. Commander: Troop Surge Working in Baghdad

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Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, says since the increase of troops in Iraq nearly four months ago, U.S. forces have gotten control of one-third of Baghdad. He says that attacks by Shiite extremists are on the rise, in part due to some influence they have on Iraqi security forces. By September he hopes to have a majority of the city under control. Fil spoke with Steve Inskeep.

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