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Samarra fighting kills 125 insurgents, 88 captured, U.S. commander says

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ U.S. and Iraqi forces have killed 125 insurgents and captured 88 in their two-day-old sweep in the insurgent stronghold of Samarra, a U.S. army commander said Saturday.

Maj. Gen. John Batiste, whose 1st Infantry Division spearheaded the assault, told CNN that U.S. and Iraqi forces faced a ``couple of hundred of thugs'' in Samarra.

Batiste said the city was now under control of the attacking force but that mopping up operations will continue in coming days. He praised what he called the professionalism of Iraqi Security Forces.
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