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Iraq US troops in Sadr city.

29 April 2004....Baghdad, Iraq.....US troops in Sadr city.....Troops from 2 Cav have the responsibility for patroling the streets of Baghdads most violent nieghbourhood, Sadr city...The residents are amoung Baghdads poorest with a high level of unemployment, the firebrand cleric Moqtada al Sadr has great support in this area and it has recently been the scene of violent clashes. His followers took over several buildings and the US forces have fought to regain control...The soldiers report that they are attacked nightly with riflefire, rocket propelled grenades and mortars.......Specialist Rodney Hudson (right) and Private Juan Martinez take an oppurtunity to relax during the last few quiet hours of daylight whilst on guard at one of the building they retook fom local militias. When darkness falls they can expect an attack at any time.....

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29 April 2004....Baghdad, Iraq.....US troops in Sadr city.....Troops from 2 Cav have the responsibility for patroling the streets of Baghdads most violent nieghbourhood, Sadr city...The residents are amoung Baghdads poorest with a high level of unemployment, the firebrand cleric Moqtada al Sadr has great support in this area and it has recently been the scene of violent clashes. His followers took over several buildings and the US forces have fought to regain control...The soldiers report that they are attacked nightly with riflefire, rocket propelled grenades and mortars.......Specialist Rodney Hudson (right) and Private Juan Martinez take an oppurtunity to relax during the last few quiet hours of daylight whilst on guard at one of the building they retook fom local militias. When darkness falls they can expect an attack at any time.....