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Iraq gov’t asks militias to halt attacks

The Iraqi government called on armed groups to follow the lead of the biggest Shiite militia and freeze their operations, while the U.S. military on Friday reported the deaths of two more American service members in fighting against Sunni insurgents. A statement by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office welcomed Wednesday’s decision by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to freeze attacks by his Mahdi militia for up to six months as a step toward “affirming security and stability.” Full Story

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