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British launch Iraq police purge

British and Iraqi forces have launched a major drive in Basra city aimed at purging the police of the militias that have infiltrated their ranks. About 1,000 British troops and 2,300 Iraqis have begun to deploy as part of what the Army labels Operation Sinbad. The UK military said the operation, to last until February 2007, was intended to prepare for the expected handover of power to Iraqi officials next year. Full Story

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