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Iraq US forces in Baqouba

28 June 2004.Baqouba, Iraq.US troops on streets of Baqouba.In the early hours of June 28 before the suprise anouncment that the handover of Soveriegnty from the US led coalition to an Iraqi Government would tke place two days early US troops in Baqouba are on the streets conducting searches of suspicious buildings and 'flash TCP's' or suprise traffic control points. Having been involved in heavy combat in the area in recent times they are aware of the presence of anti-coalition insugents and have first hand experience of their firepower. Their missions within this area of operation will continue as before the handover. This will include stopping and seaching vehicles and entering building they suspect of housing rebel fighters or their weapons.

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28 June 2004.Baqouba, Iraq.US troops on streets of Baqouba.In the early hours of June 28 before the suprise anouncment that the handover of Soveriegnty from the US led coalition to an Iraqi Government would tke place two days early US troops in Baqouba are on the streets conducting searches of suspicious buildings and 'flash TCP's' or suprise traffic control points. Having been involved in heavy combat in the area in recent times they are aware of the presence of anti-coalition insugents and have first hand experience of their firepower. Their missions within this area of operation will continue as before the handover. This will include stopping and seaching vehicles and entering building they suspect of housing rebel fighters or their weapons.