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Iran Tamping Down Violence in Iraq, Report Says

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Iran Tamping Down Violence in Iraq, Report Says

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Iran Tamping Down Violence in Iraq, Report Says

Iran Tamping Down Violence in Iraq, Report Says

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The U.S. military has seen a sharp decline of roadside bombs in Iraq in recent weeks. According to a recent Washington Post story, the Bush administration cites that Iran is reining in Shiite militias who planted some of the bombs.

Karen DeYoung, who wrote the Post story, says that some are waiting to see if the Iranian government claims credit for the reduction.