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Baghdad’s Security Forces to Be Revamped

In a bid to curb sectarian violence, Iraq’s government plans to restructure the capital’s security forces by putting all police officers and paramilitary soldiers under one commander, an official said Thursday. Iraqis in the new National Police force also would wear a newly designed uniform and drive similar patrol cars, said Col. Ali Rashid, a police supervisor at the Ministry of Interior. Rashid said the reorganization, first reported Thursday in The New York Times, would begin soon. Full Story

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