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Iraq: Attacks Continue Against U.S. Forces

Baghdad, 6 July 2003 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. military says a U.S. soldier was shot today while guarding Baghdad University in the latest attack on U.S. forces in Iraq. A U.S. military spokesman, army Major William Thurmond, said the soldier is in critical condition.

Also today, insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. compound in the town of Abu Sada al-Sagra, injuring one soldier. And a spokesman for the UN mission in Iraq today said a grenade was fired yesterday at the offices of the International Organization for Migration in the northern city of Mosul, injuring a local guard.

In other developments, the U.S. military today announced the end of a seven-day sweep dubbed Operation Sidewinder, which was aimed at capturing supporters of Saddam Hussein in central Iraq. The military said 282 people had been detained and hundreds of weapons and ammunition had been confiscated.