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Iraqis Urged To Join Security Forces

Influential Sunni scholars encouraged Iraqis to join the country’s security forces and protect the country, issuing an edict Friday that departed sharply from earlier warnings against participating in the fledgling police and army. Also Friday, an explosion damaged a ninth-century, spiral minaret that is one of Iraq’s most recognized landmarks. The blast in the central city of Samarra blew a large hole in the structure, police Lt. Qasim Mohammed said.Full Story

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