In what has been one of the deadliest months in Iraq, the U.S. Army officer in charge of coalition ground forces in the country said Tuesday that the tempo of enemy attacks has increased dramatically since President Bush declared the end of major combat in May.
Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez told reporters that the number of attacks in Iraq has risen from five to six daily in May to an average of 30 attacks per day within the last month.
"What we're seeing is that unmistakenly the number of engagements per day are increasing," Sanchez said.
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