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Baghdad's Airport Road

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Yahoo! Search As U.S. forces bore down on Baghdad in April last year, the first objective they took before the assault on the capital itself was the airport.

More than 20 months on from then, they still don't control the 10 km (6 mile) stretch between the airport and the city, now considered the most lethal piece of road in Iraq...
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. Troops wary of 'RPG Alley'

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The Army's official label is Route Irish. But the soldiers call it "RPG Alley," a reference to rocket-propelled grenades and the frequency of attacks on the road between Baghdad and the international airport.
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somebody U.S. Embassy Bans Use of Airport Road - at The Washington Post (reg. req'd) (Dec 3, 2004) 041203
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Prediction What's_Reality?

Iraq's_'US_scheduled'_January_30_2004_elections

* Jan. 30, 2004 *
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Prediction What's_Reality?

Iraq's_'US_scheduled'_January_30_2005_elections

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. The new Iraqi "interim" security forces are going to "melt" away before Jan. 30... 041204
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Google Search A report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington examined the problems facing local Iraqi forces.

The best possible effective Iraqi military, police and security forces will fail unless the vast majority of the Iraqi people come to feel they serve a legitimate government

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3950791.stm
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UN (United_Nations) official warns time not ripe for polls
AFP - 4 minutes ago
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U.S. McCain says more forces may be needed in Iraq

Sun Dec 5,11:24 AM ET Mideast - AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Leading Senator John McCain questioned whether even the planned increase in US forces in Iraq could provide enough security for January 30 elections, and declined to endorse the leadership of
Defense Secretary Donald_Rumsfeld.
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a "point". Bush"s Peace_talk... 041225
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Yahoo! Search Latest headlines:
43 killed as Iraq insurgents deal pre-election blow to security forces
AFP - 6 minutes ago
Rebels Strike Iraqi Forces After Osama Bin Laden Call
Reuters - 31 minutes ago

Thousands more US troops sent to Baghdad to secure elections: general

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2212005 U.S. Troops Race to Train Iraqi Forces

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Moment_of_truth Since the Jan. 30 elections, insurgents have killed at least 64 police officers, 43 Iraqi National Guard troops, 15 regular soldiers and 31 people waiting outside recruiting stations. During the same period,
32 Americans died in hostile action.
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