Republican Guard Troops Moved Nearer to Baghdad

(Washington Post) Iraq has begun shifting some of its best-trained, best-equipped troops from the northern city of Mosul to positions farther south in an apparent effort to bolster defenses around either Baghdad or President Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit in the first major repositioning of Iraqi forces in recent weeks, defense officials said Thursday. The buildup of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region has now topped 200,000.

2003-02-28 00:00:00

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