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U.S. Army soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood, TX rest during a joint operation with Iraqi Army soliders and members of the 1920s Revolutionary Brigade, a Sunni Arab insurgent group that has recently allied themselves with U.S. and Iraqi forces in Baquba, Iraq on July 8, 2007.  U.S. forces have been waging an offensive in and around Baquba, part of a stepped-up U.S. crackdown seeking to bring calm to the capital. It aims to uproot al-Qaida fighters and other Sunni insurgents who use the Baquba region as a staging ground for attacks in the capital.  American commanders acknowledge many insurgent leaders fled Baquba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, just ahead of the U.S. assault there.