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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Iraqi south threatens secession

August 10, 2004
Deputy Governor of Basra Salam Uda al-Maliki has said he is to announce the separation of some Iraqi southern governorates from the central government in Baghdad.

Informed sources told Aljazeera that al-Maliki said the breakaway province would include Basra, Misan and Dhi Qar governorates. He also wants to shut Basra's port, and effectively stop oil exports. ... FR Reprint.


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