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Iraq, the unraveling (XXXI): Iraqi army shootout with Iraqi police

I didn’t see this in my regular newspapers. It happened up in Baqubah. Police took two wounded, army apparently none. I don’t know what it means. Maybe just a personal dispute, maybe more than that. Photo:  ALI YUSSEF/AFP/Getty Images

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I didn’t see this in my regular newspapers. It happened up in Baqubah. Police took two wounded, army apparently none. I don’t know what it means. Maybe just a personal dispute, maybe more than that.

Photo:  ALI YUSSEF/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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