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Iraq provincial governor suspends US cooperation

The governor of Iraq’s Kerbala province, Aqil al-Khazali, said on Tuesday he had suspended all cooperation with U.S. forces because U.S. security staff last week used police dogs to search government buildings. The incident occurred before a meeting between officials from the U.S. regional embassy in Al-Hilla and local officials at government offices in the city of Kerbala, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad. U.S. security staff ignored Iraqi personnel and angered local guards by using dogs to search the buildings where the talks were to take place, showing a lack of respect, Khazali said in a statement. Full Story

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