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Shiite militias add to insecurity in Baghdad, some say
Shiite militias add to insecurity in Baghdad, some say

When his father disappeared Dec. 18, Alaa Dawood reported him missing to the police but had little faith that they would find the elderly man, who had suffered brain damage when he was kidnapped six years ago and tortured by militants. So he went looking for him at the city morgue. Dawood, 42, a Shiite Muslim, works at the Trade Ministry for Iraq's Shiite-dominated government and lives with his family in Ghazaliya, a mixed-sect neighborhood policed by Shiite militias, which he does not trust. He said he believes the militias have eroded the rule of law in the capital, leading to kidnappings and disappearances undertaken by them or their enemies. Dawood, a broad-chested man in a...

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