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U.S. general urges balance in Baghdad crackdown

The Iraqi government plans to bring in troop reinforcements to take part in a major security plan for Baghdad but a U.S. general said on Sunday the key to success would be a balanced approach rather than sheer force. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced a major security plan for Baghdad on Saturday, vowing to crush illegal armed groups “regardless of sect or politics” — suggesting he may be ready to tackle militias loyal to his fellow Shi’ites, a key demand of Washington and the once dominant Sunni Arab minority. Full Story

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