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New Najaf police chief accuses militia of "terrorising" people

The newly-appointed police chief of Najaf accused militiamen in this Iraqi Shiite holy city of “terrorising” residents and asked them to leave, a day after the police headquarters was ransacked. “No security means the absence of state institutions and the reign of the laws of the jungle,” General Ghaleb al-Jazairi told AFP as he was inspecting police headquarters on Thursday. “We are going to work to protect the rule of law and the elimination of all militia who are terrorising the children and people of Iraq.” Jazairi said he assumed his duties Thursday and that previous chief General Ali Hadi al-Yasiri was recalled to Baghdad. Full Story

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