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May 20, 2004 3:00 AM

U.S. to investigate allegations of attack on wedding party

An Iraqi who claimed he witnessed Wednesdays predawn air strike by U.S. forces on a house in western Iraq said U.S. forces attacked a wedding party and killed more than 40 people. U.S. officials continued to maintain on Thursday that the strike was on a safehouse used by foreign fighters, but said theyd investigate the incident. Videotape reportedly of the victims bodies has aired on Arab television and is fueling further outrage against the United States for what many Iraqis see as a pattern of abuse and disregard for Iraqis by American soldiers.

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