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Baghdad-U.S. Marine jets Tuesday destroyed two bridges across the Euphrates River near the Syrian border to prevent insurgents from using them to move foreign fighters and munitions into major cities, the U.S. command said.

A Marine statement said F/A-18 jets dropped bombs shortly after midnight on two light bridges near Karabilah, about 185 miles west of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, Kofi Annan, the U.N. Secretary General, speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation said many young Muslims are angry, and their anger has been exacerbated by what is happening in Iraq.

&#34They feel victimized in their own society; they feel victimized in the West. And they feel there”s profiling against them,&#34 he said. &#34And the Iraqi situation has not helped matters.&#34

Annan added: &#34One used to be worried about Afghanistan being the center of terrorist activities. My sense is that Iraq has become a major problem and in fact is worse than Afghanistan.&#34

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