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Anbar governor wants police boosted and military back on bases

Local authorities in Iraq's western province of Anbar have demanded that international forces step in to guard the province's border with Syria, given the various competing forces on both sides.

BAGHDAD — The governor of Anbar, the country’s largest and westernmost province, has called for the Iraqi military to “go back to their bases” to enable the return of normality to the province. 

Gov. Mohamed al-Halbusi, a candidate for parliamentary speaker, said that police should resume control of all checkpoints in Anbar.

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