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U.K.: Civil War in Iraq Not Inevitable

Iraq’s sectarian violence is worsening, but civil war is neither imminent nor inevitable, the visiting British defense secretary said Saturday. “The most urgent need at the moment is the speedy formation of a government of national unity,” John Reid told reporters. Otherwise, he said, “malevolent” people will step into the vacuum. As the Cabinet minister met with journalists in the fortress-like Green Zone in the heart of Baghdad, police were reporting the latest sign of the wave of reprisal killings between Sunni and Shiite Muslims: the bodies of six men, some handcuffed, some blindfolded, found in a Shiite district of the capital. Full Story

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