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Guard Unit Tied to Elite Iraqi Force

Members of a California Army National Guard company that was placed on restrictive duty in Iraq after being implicated in the latest detainee abuse scandal have trained and conducted joint operations with Iraqi police forces, including an elite unit accused of brutality. The Wolf Brigade of the Iraqi police is famous in Iraq for staging daring raids in Mosul and Baghdad and for its commander, known as Maj. Gen. Abu Walid, who became a national celebrity after he hosted televised “confessions” of alleged insurgents captured by the group. Critics of the forces say they use torture to coerce confessions from suspected insurgents.Full Story

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