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Maliki to halt construction of Baghdad wall.

By Faiz Shakir

"Maliki to halt construction of Baghdad wall."

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“I oppose the building of the wall and its construction will stop,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said. “There are other methods to protect neighborhoods.” The AP reports, “He did not elaborate but added ‘this wall reminds us of other walls,’ in an apparent reference to the wall that divided the German city of Berlin during the Cold War.”

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