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Iraq PM: Baghdad's Decade-old Curfew to End Saturday

Baghdad's decade-old curfew will end on Saturday and four neighborhoods will be “demilitarized,” Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, as he tries to normalize the capital. Some form of curfew has been in place since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, hindering commercial and civilian movement. The midnight (2100 GMT) to 5 a.m. curfew has been in place for more than seven years. Deadly attacks remain a regular occurrence in Baghdad. Four...

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