Defiant al-Maliki deploys special forces to key areas of Baghdad: police (20)

Japan Times 2014.08.11 05:34
Reuters BAGHDAD - Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said. Shiite militias supporting al-Maliki stepped up patrols in the capital, police said.
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