Top U.S. general hails progress in Baghdad clampdown

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  • Friday, 25 Aug 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday and said Iraq was far from civil war. 

On a day when three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 24 in the capital, General John Abizaid told reporters: "I think there has been great progress on the security front in Baghdad recently. We are very optimistic that the situation will stabilise." 

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