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Marines make condolence, collateral damage payments to Najaf citizens

[JURIST] US Central Command announced Tuesday that Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit this week distributed over $570,000 in condolence and collateral damage repair payments to Iraqis caught in the crossfire during August 2003 fighting in Najaf. Tuesday's announcement follows a Dayton Daily News report that the majority of compensation claims made by Iraqis under the Foreign Claims Act have been denied by the US Army based on a determination that combat accounted for most of the deaths, injuries and property damage. AP has more. The Defense Department has background on the process in place for Iraqis to make damage claims.

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