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Iraqi Police Find at Least 10 More Bodies in Baghdad


Iraqi police have found at least 10 more bodies in Baghdad - the latest victims of apparent sectarian violence.

The discovery of the bodies comes after the special United Nations investigator on torture said torture in Iraq may be worse now than it was when Saddam Hussein was in power. In Geneva Thursday, Manfred Nowak said torture in Iraq is - as he put it - "totally out of hand."

In other violence Friday, a roadside bomb killed an American soldier in eastern Baghdad.

A senior U.S. general in Iraq, Major General James Thurman, told reporters at the Pentagon Friday that he would like about 3,000 more Iraqi soldiers to join the effort to end violence in Baghdad.

The general said currently there are 15,000 U.S. troops taking part in the security operation in Baghdad, but only 9,000 Iraqi soldiers.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.


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