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Fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite insurgents in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City killed at least 10 people. Sheikh Hassan al-Athari, who heads radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's office in the troubled Baghdad district, said five civilians and five militants were killed during "sporadic skirmishes" with American troops. He also said at least 20 people were injured during the skirmishes. U.S. troops have been fighting with militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for much of the past two weeks. In recent days, however, the U.S. offensive appeared to have intensified.