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04-12-2004, 08:38 PM
Abizaid seeks more combat troops for Iraq
By James Drummond in Baghdad and Peter Spiegel in London
Published: April 12 2004 8:39 | Last Updated: April 13 2004 0:56

Latest developments in Iraq

General John Abizaid, commander of US forces in the Middle East, asks for more troops to quell the growing unrest.

A shaky truce between US Marines and Sunni rebels in Fulluja "tenuously" holds.

70 US-led coalition soldiers and 700 Iraqis are killed in less than a week of fighting.

US vice-president Dick Cheney visits Tokyo and praises Japan for standing up to Iraqi insurgents and keeping its troops in Iraq.

US President George W. Bush will hold a news conference on Tuesday evening to answer questions now inundating his administration