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Wed Sep 1, 2010 2:54pm EDT
Written by Michael Christie; Edited by Jon Hemming

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq fell in August from the month before, even as the U.S. military formally ended combat operations and cut its numbers to 50,000, government data showed on Wednesday.

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Published July 27, 2009 12:44 PM

As U.S. combat troops begin a gradual withdrawal from Iraq, they continue to train and advise Iraqi forces, which are increasingly responsible for maintaining security. But one of the most useful security tools is a hard one for Iraqis to accept — not because of technical difficulty, but because of a cultural taboo. (more…)

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