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US army deployment in Baghdad marks a sectarian shift in stand

The increased US military deployment here to implement the Baghdad security plan marked a shift in stand between Shiites and Sunnis. The Shiites, who allegedly ushered in the occupation at the outset, were angry at the new development, while the Sunnis, who had wanted withdrawal of US forces, welcomed the move. As per the plan, two US army brigades would be deployed in ‘sensitive’ areas around Baghdad, and some of these forces will spearhead search and arrest operations, targeting armed elements, along with the Iraqi army. Full Story

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