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Iraq to Offer Amnesty, but No Killers Need Apply

A delayed plan to offer amnesty to Iraqi insurgents moved forward on Tuesday, but objections raised by American officials and Iraqi communal leaders have reduced the amnesty’s scope, meaning that those who killed either Americans or Iraqis will not qualify. Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih announced that the plan, floated a month ago by the new government, would be passed by the new cabinet in a few days. The final amnesty, he said, will extend only to people who indirectly assisted the insurgency “in the killing,” and not, he suggested, to the killers themselves.Full Story

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