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(Studio: Hoda Kotb) The escalating violence in Iraq introduced.
(Baghdad: Ned Colt) The roots of the latest wave of violence started in Basra between Shiite militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi security forces featured; scenes shown from the fighting in the streets. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Christine WORMUTH- says this is a high-stakes game for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his security forces.] [Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar ZEBARI- comments on the operation.] The second day of curfew in Baghdad noted; scenes shown of American troops on patrol in Sadr City.
- Kotb, Hoda;
- Colt, Ned
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