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Iraq US Marines patrol Yusufiyah.

1 December 2004...Yusuiyah, Iraq...US Marines patrol Yusufiyah.....In an effort to crush the insurgent groups operating in North Babel province US Marines have set up Forward Operating Bases in the heart of enemy territory.....From these bases they are able to patrol the surrounding towns and countryside. Great efforts are being made to interact with the local Iraqi's.....As the area is a hotbed of anti-US activity great vigilance is required when entering buildings, they must be searched from top to bottom at gunpoint after which the soldiers must remain on guard against snipers hiding in nearby houses or palm groves.......Hold for copy by John Burns slugged 'WAR'

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1 December 2004...Yusuiyah, Iraq...US Marines patrol Yusufiyah.....In an effort to crush the insurgent groups operating in North Babel province US Marines have set up Forward Operating Bases in the heart of enemy territory.....From these bases they are able to patrol the surrounding towns and countryside. Great efforts are being made to interact with the local Iraqi's.....As the area is a hotbed of anti-US activity great vigilance is required when entering buildings, they must be searched from top to bottom at gunpoint after which the soldiers must  remain on guard against snipers hiding in nearby houses or palm groves.......Hold for copy by John Burns slugged 'WAR'