The US strategy to include former Baathists continues, with the US putting one of Saddam's Red Guard in charge.
"U.S. Marines handed control of Falluja to a former general in Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard on Friday but fresh clashes showed that a month
of fighting with Sunni Muslim insurgents was not over.
In a reversal of Washington's previous policy of excluding members of Saddam's Baathist regime from power, Jasim Mohamed Saleh told Reuters his new
force would help police bring order and relieve a month-long siege that has cost hundreds of lives. "
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