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Construction of Wall Around Baghdad Stirs Concerns

The Shi’ite-led Iraqi government has started constructing a giant wall around Baghdad that it says will prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the city.  But Sunnis and Kurds worry it is a politically motivated attempt to isolate the capital from the Sunni areas.  The Iraqi Interior Ministry's police spokesman, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, told the Associated Press last week that work began on a 105 kilometer stretch on the northern and...

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