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Curfew for Shi’ite festival begins early in Baghdad

A three-day curfew, meant to protect Shi’ite pilgrims gathering for a major religious festival, began across Baghdad on Wednesday hours earlier than previously announced, police said. Baghdad’s chief military spokesman, Brigadier-General Qassim Moussawi, had said the vehicle ban would begin at 10 p.m. (1800 GMT) on Wednesday but it was instead enforced from early Wednesday morning. Full Story

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