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Baathists arrest continues

AKnews reports:

The arrests of members of the outlawed Baath Party of later former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein continues: 22 alleged Baathists were arrested in Karbala today.

Security forces said the arrests were a precautionary measure prior to Ashura Day, a Shiite feat in Karbala. The forces claimed having received intelligence information about a planned attack of Baath activists. 10,000 policemen are deployed to secure the area.

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