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1 | Iraq An Uneasy Agreement Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned an April 26 raid by U.S. forces in the southern city of Kut, calling the incident, which resulted in the deaths of a policeman and a bystander, a "crime" that violates the January security pact requiring Iraqi authorization for all U.S. military missions. While U.S. Colonel Richard Francey called the deaths a "tragedy," American officials maintain that Iraqi counterparts were notified of the raid, which led to the arrest of six suspected militants (all of whom have since been released from custody). Al-Maliki has demanded both an apology and...

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