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Firefight breaks out near mosque in Basra

A gunbattle broke out after Iraqi police surrounded a Sunni Arab mosque in the southern city of Basra early Sunday, leaving at least nine people dead, officials said. The standoff occurred hours after police stormed four Sunni mosques in Iraq’s second-largest city late Saturday and Sunni clerics called on followers to gather in one of the shrines to protect it. Full Story

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