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75, 000 Forces to Be Deployed in Baghdad

Under an ambitious plan to bolster security in Baghdad, some 75,000 Iraqi and multinational forces will be deployed in the capital beginning Wednesday, a top Iraqi police official said. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki promised to show ”no mercy” to terrorists and said the security plan would include a curfew and ban on weapons. Facing unrelenting violence following the death of terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi last week, al-Maliki said the crackdown in Baghdad ”will provide security and confront the terrorism and … enable Iraqis to live in peace in Baghdad.” Full Story

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