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1,300 fired for refusing to fight

April 14, 2008 6:41:18 AM PDT
Some 1,300 Iraqi soldiers and police have been fired for refusing to fight in a recent offensive in Basra.Late last month, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered security forces to confront armed groups in the southern city.

They were met though by fierce resistance from Shiite militia and the attack was quickly ground to a halt.

Also expected to lose their jobs are security forces who two weeks ago, actually handed over their weapons to insurgents in Sadr City instead of fighting.

 

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