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Militias roil Baghdad streets

Some call them neighborhood watches. Others call them militias. But as sectarian violence has grown over the past two months in Iraq’s capital, men in Sunni neighborhoods have begun to band together. They have armed themselves with Kalashnikovs, heavy machine guns, and grenades, and have blocked streets with unused cars, furniture, or palm trunks, forcing would-be intruders to take a single route in and out of a neighborhood. Full Story

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