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U.S. Forces Raid HQ of Sunni Muslim Scholars

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Posted on Jan 8, 2006

BBC: [T]he US military confirmed it had conducted what it said was an anti-terror operation at the headquarters of the influential Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars.

Witnesses quoted by Reuters news agency said US troops slid down ropes from helicopters as soldiers on the ground burst into the Umm al-Qura mosque complex. | more (information about raid starts in second paragraph of story)

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Also, read TruthDig’s Juan Cole on how Bush created a theocracy in Iraq. | link

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