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US troops have captured an alleged Iranian-backed terrorism cell leader in Baghdad, after killing six Iraqi police and seven militants in a gun battle, while mortars hit the fortified Green Zone.
The US Army says it has fought a fierce gun battle and called in an air strike after coming under fire during a raid in central Baghdad to arrest a police lieutenant accused of running a terrorist cell.
BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. troops battled Iraqi police suspected of links to Iranian-backed Shiite militiamen, killing six in a rare firefight between American soldiers and their Iraqi partners. Friday's clash underscored the deep infiltration of militants in the country's security forces.
Originally posted by uberarcanist
America will leave, and Iran will seize most if not all of the country. I don't see how other scenarios are possible.
Iraq's prime minister Saturday said Iraqi forces are ready to provide full security in the nation whenever U.S. troops leave.
Nouri al-Maliki told reporters that Iraq's troops can assume complete responsibility for security at any time.