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British forces aim to rein in death squads in south Iraq

The British army has launched an operation in southern Iraq to rid the police force of its bad guys in a bid to rein in death squads and root out corruption. Major Alex Wilson of the seventh armoured brigade in Basra said the troops would continue to detain corrupt police officers despite raging protests and also try to take the death squads off the streets. “If we get rid of some 40 to 50 key bad people, the other rank and file of the Basra police can be reformed into a strong security force,” Wilson told AFP in an interview. Full Story

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