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Iraqis to Form Anti-Guerrilla Militia

Iraqi political parties and coalition authorities are discussing the creation of a 1,000-member militia to bolster the U.S. military’s fight against a guerrilla insurgency, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Wednesday. The militia would be formed by uniting fighters from five Iraqi political parties under the joint leadership of the U.S. military and the emerging Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, American officials in Baghdad and Washington said on condition of anonymity. Also Wednesday, U.S. soldiers captured a former Iraqi general suspected of recent contacts with Saddam Hussein. In another raid, Iraqi police and U.S. troops seized a close aide to a radical Shiite Muslim cleric who opposes the U.S. occupation. Full Story

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