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Baghdad Won't Be Safe for a Year, Police Chief Says

It will be at least another year before Baghdad’s streets are safe, the chief of the Iraqi police said on Tuesday, and that is only if the number of officers is doubled and training is vastly improved. General Ahmed Qadim said too few police were on the streets, and those on patrols were paid too little and worked too hard. “It will be one year before Baghdad is safe, and then only if we have more police, more training and more equipment,” Qadim, who is also Iraq’s deputy interior minister, told Reuters as he sat in his well-protected Baghdad headquarters. Full Story

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