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Iraq: Basra police chief fired

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fired the Basra police chief Monday over his force’s failure to stop weekend attacks on Sunni mosques in Iraq’s second-largest city, police said. At least two major mosques were attacked in the Basra area over the weekend in retaliation for Wednesday’s toppling of minarets at a prized Shiite shrine in Samarra. Full Story

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