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U.S. troops fought it out with insurgents over the last 24 hours in and near Tarmiya, one of the many volatile spots on the northern Baghdad outskirts, the military reported Friday.

A U.S. soldier and 13 insurgents, including an armed female wearing a ski mask, were killed. Also, a boy was killed in a building during fighting. Many people were detained as well.

The first incident occurred late Thursday when soldiers from Task Force Lightning came under attack from the Honest Mohammed Mosque -- a Sunni house of worship in Tarmiya. Read full article »

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