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Business Booms Behind Baghdad's Security Walls

When U.S. and Iraqi forces built concrete barriers around the five square miles of his Baghdad neighborhood 10 months ago, Farooq al-Timimi saw a business opportunity. Clashes between Sunni and Shi’ite militias had turned the Saidiyah’s commercial strip into a bullet-riddled no man’s land, and the favorite local eatery, Sun City, had been shuttered for over a year. Full Story

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