Middle East

June 28, 2008

Crisis grows in Iraq over U.S. raid that killed Maliki relative

A U.S. Special Forces counterterrorism unit conducted the raid apparently without telling Iraqi officials even though the U.S. had handed control of security in Karbala province to Iraq forces in October 2007. Iraqis said the raid, which killed a relative of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, deepened their reluctance over Iraqi-U.S. talks on a continued U.S. presence in Iraq.

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