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Last Updated: Monday, 16 June, 2003, 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK
In pictures: Desert Scorpion
Soldiers raid homes in Khaldiyah
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Hundreds of American soldiers are involved in new operations to pinpoint Saddam Hussein loyalists
Boy in tears during raid at Khaldiyah
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They are targeting towns and villages west of Baghdad, said to be the heartland of Baath Party support
Tank and helicopter outside Khaldiyah
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Armoured forces were involved in a dawn raid on Khaldiyah
Raid on a house at Khaldiyah
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Homes were searched and helicopters scoured the rooftops
Troops check weapons uncovered in raid
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The aerial searches identified a rooftop ammunition stash
Man arrested over explosives find
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Nine Iraqis were arrested and taken away for questioning
Arrested man has bag put over his head
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They are suspected of insurgency and stockpiling illegal weapons
US truck ambushed near Balad
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The raid came a day after US troops guarding an ammunition dump were fired on

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