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Police cut violence in Ramadi

A year ago, Ramadi’s police force had virtually been wiped out by a potent insurgency that destroyed every police station, leaving only a couple dozen officers on the job and a lawless city with nowhere to turn for help. Now, guerrilla fighters have begun to disappear, schools and shops have reopened, and civilians have begun walking previously deserted streets. The reason: thousands of police — some believed to be former insurgents and most loyal to local sheiks — have begun pouring into this once-lawless Euphrates River city. Full Story

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