U.S. Begins Samarra Offensive More than 80 people are reported killed and dozens more are wounded as U.S. and Iraqi forces launch a joint attack on insurgents in Samarra. The offensive is part of an effort to establish an Iraqi police presence in the city before the January elections. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.
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U.S.-Led Offensive Aims to Reclaim Samarra

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U.S.-Led Offensive Aims to Reclaim Samarra

U.S.-Led Offensive Aims to Reclaim Samarra

U.S.-Led Offensive Aims to Reclaim Samarra

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More than 80 people are reported killed and dozens more are wounded as U.S. and Iraqi forces launch a joint attack on insurgents in Samarra. The offensive is part of an effort to establish an Iraqi police presence in the city before the January elections. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.