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|The number of US troops have killed in Iraq hit its highest monthly toll in a year on Thursday, as American soldiers scoured war-torn Baghdad for a kidnapped comrade. The news that 6 US marines and 2 sailors died Wednesday came after Bush and Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki insisted their plan to pacify the country was on track.
The deaths brought the number of GIs killed in the first three and half weeks of the month to 99.
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