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Britons overhaul Basra’s police

British-led forces in this southern city of 2 million are speeding up an effort to reform the city’s troubled police force with a heightened awareness that they are running out of time. Operation Sinbad, begun in August, has seen as many as 1,000 British soldiers backed up by 2,000 Iraqi troops “surge into Iraqi police stations and raise standards,” said Brig. James Everard, senior commander of coalition forces in southern Iraq. Full Story

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