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True or not, report of ‘massacre’ angers Iraqis

The public perceptions swirling around a “massacre” – as some Iraqi officials have charged – are the latest incident to stall the creation of Iraq’s new government. Did US forces attack a mosque in a Shiite district of Baghdad Sunday night, killing 17 unarmed worshippers, an act that Iraq’s Shiite interior minister called a “horrible violation” that has dominated Iraqi TV and sparked a political outcry? Or, did Iraqi special forces, backed up by US advisers, take on a “terrorist cell” at an office complex, kill 16 “insurgents,” and free an Iraqi hostage – only to have Iraqi provocateurs, as top US commanders allege, “set the scene up” to look like an atrocity? Full Story

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