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04/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

US Troops May Stay Longer In Mosul Due To Fighting: Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, said that continuing the fight against insurgents in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul might lead to U.S. troops remaining in the city past a June 30, 2009 deadline for all U.S. combat troops to leave Iraqi cities, but only if the Iraqi government made such a request.

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