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Ramadi has seen successes recently, not only from action by the U.S. forces, but also from the Sunni tribes, some of which have turned against al Qaeda. However, al Qaeda is still very active, and Ramadi remains a deadly city with troubled times ahead.
The 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, recently returned home from Ramadi, Iraq. There is good news and bad news to convey.
During their deployment, the unit had its hands in counter-insurgency operations, detaining more than 300 insurgents, said Lt. Col. Steve Neary, the battalion commander. They also cut the violence in half in the western sections of the city.
“Central Ramadi is a different story,