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Baghdad To Put All Security Forces Under One Chief

An Iraqi policeman at a Baghdad checkpoint (file photo) (epa) May 11, 2006 -- The Iraqi government plans to restructure the security forces in Baghdad by putting all police officers and paramilitary soldiers under one commander.

The move is designed to curb sectarian violence.

An Interior Ministry official says the national police force also would wear a newly-designed uniform and drive similar patrol cars.

(AP, "The New York Times")

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