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General: Kurd brigade will go to Baghdad

A Kurdish army brigade from the north of Iraq is undergoing intensive urban combat training for deployment to Baghdad, where it expects to take on the Mahdi Army Shiite militia, its commander said Saturday. Meanwhile, three Iraqi generals told The Associated Press that the Iraqi commander who will lead the Baghdad security mission was the government’s second choice and only got the job after the U.S. military objected to the first officer named to the post by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Full Story

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