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Iraqi Colonel Who Bridged Sectarian Divide Is Killed

BAGHDAD, Oct. 13 -- Operating between the insurgent Sunni Arab suburbs of Baghdad and the Shiite militia-dominated south, Col. Salam al-Mamuri and his Scorpion commando team were a rarity among Iraqi security forces, American and Iraqi colleagues said: a police unit fighting on both sides of the...

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Finer

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