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Published: Monday August 11, 2014 MYT 6:20:02 AM
Updated: Monday August 11, 2014 MYT 6:49:19 AM

Special forces loyal to Maliki deployed in key Baghdad areas - police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed on Sunday night in strategic areas of Baghdad, police said, after he gave a tough speech on television indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop his bid for a third term.

Several police sources also said the forces had taken up positions at key entrances to the sprawling capital.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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