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A Deadly U.S.-Iran Firefight

TIME reveals now that US and Iranian troops fought a deadly battle at the Iraq-Iran border on September 7, 2006. The Pentagon admitted that a "firefight" happened, but said it did not have any details, which would have to be obtained by the US military in Baghdad. US soldiers who had participated in the battle agreed to confirm if they could remain nameless because the US troops killed at least one Iranian soldier.  So, why is the US military now permitting TIME to interview US soldiers who participated in this battle? And, why is the deadly outcome being revealed 6 months later when "everyone seems to sense the possible consequences of revealing that a clash between U.S. and Iranian forces had turned deadly?"

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