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Iraq PM says 2,500 prisoners to be freed

Iraq’s prime minister said on Tuesday he would release 2,500 prisoners in an unexpected move amid talk of a power struggle in his ruling Shi’ite Alliance. New Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has pledged to heal sectarian wounds and crush a Sunni Arab insurgency, said the prisoner release would free those who had no clear evidence against them or had been mistakenly detained. Full Story

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