Another 3,700 US troops arrive in Baghdad Wednesday as bombings and shootings kill 10 in third month of security crackdown

The arrivals belong to the US 4th Brigade, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The remainder should be in place by June, raising the total of US troops in Iraq to 160,000.
President Bush vetoed Democratic funding legislation tied to a withdrawal deadline from Iraq. An international conference begins Thursday in Sharm el-Sheik on efforts to stabilize Iraq and raise funds for development. Iran has reportedly extended $1 billion in credits for reconstruction projects in Iraq, a senior official said Tuesday in Tehran ahead of the conference.

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