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Mortar Hits Baghdad Stadium Just Before Prime Minister Visit

A mortar round hit a stadium in a Baghdad slum where Iraqis were handing over their weapons today, shortly before a visit to the site by Iraq’s prime minister, Ayad Allawi. The weapons-for-cash exchange is intended to disarm the militiamen loyal to the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr who patrol the Sadr City neighborhood in northeast Baghdad. “I am very thrilled and pleased that things are moving in the right direction and arms are being surrendered to the Iraqi government,” said Mr. Allawi. Full Story

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