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Iraq says British raid was a violation

A British-led raid on a police intelligence headquarters in southern Iraq last month violated Iraq’s sovereignty as well as a U.N. Security Council resolution, the government said on Friday. On March 4, British forces raided the National Iraqi Intelligence Agency building in the southern city of Basra and said they had captured an alleged death squad leader and found 30 prisoners with signs of torture. The rest of the prisoners in the facility fled during the raid, but Britain said that was unintentional. The report on an investigation into the raid said the commander of the U.S.-led Multi-National Forces in Iraq should “officially apologize to the Iraqi people, the residents of Basra and the Interior Ministry.” Full Story

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