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Hundreds of US Wounded Treated in Germany

A total of 419 US soldiers wounded in Iraq have been treated at a US military hospital in Germany since Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. More than 220 of the soldiers were wounded in combat, either by bullets or burns, and most had been involved in the major assault on the rebel city of Fallujah, said the spokeswoman of the hospital in the town of Landstuhl. Just under 200 of the wounded have already been sent on to the United States for further treatment, she said. The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in southwest Germany is the largest US military medical facility outside the United States. As of Sunday, the death toll of US soldiers killed in the fight for Fallujah, which was launched on Monday, stood at 25. More than 1,200 rebels have been killed in the battle, a top US marine commander said. (AFP)