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Saddam’s secret police still have long reach

The midnight knock at the door is gone. But Iraqis say Saddam Hussein’s old Mukhabarat secret police have created a new “republic of fear” two years after his downfall. Operating with ruthless efficiency, former Baathist agents are hunting down those who work for, or even voice support for, the new U.S.-backed government, say security experts who monitor the insurgency among Saddam’s Sunni Arab minority in Iraq. “Iraqis know that Saddam’s people are still very active and are watching everyone,” said Abbas, a Baghdad police officer who asked that his family name not be used for fear of reprisals. Full Story

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