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Iraq Turns to Muslim Nations for Help

Iraq’s interim prime minister has issued a plea for help from countries with large Muslim populations, after a bloody spate of suicide bombings, hostage-takings and beheadings in Iraq rocked the U.S.-led coalition. The violence prompted the Philippines to pull out its tiny contingent and led anxious people elsewhere to demand their troops come home. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Thursday he sought help from countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt. He was also looking for soldiers from Bangladesh and Morocco, apparently hoping the Islamic insurgents targeting Western forces and civilians would be less likely to attack Muslim troops. Full Story

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