U.S. soldiers look for weapons during a raid in Hammam Al Alil.
U.S. Sergeant Roesch (L) and Sergeant Reed of the army infantry from the Stryker brigade look for weapons inside a storage room for grain during a raid in the town of Hammam Al Alil, near Mosul, in northern Iraq, July 28, 2005. The United States hopes to sharply reduce its forces in Iraq by the middle of next year, its top commander on the ground said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Andrea Comas Pictures of the Month July 2005