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BAGHDAD, Iraq, (AP) – An Iraqi military intelligence officer was slain in a drive-by shooting on Saturday south of Baghdad, police said.

Gunmen attacked 1st Lt. Hussein Jabir at 7:30 a.m. as he was leaving his home in downtown Diwaniyah, 80 miles south of Baghdad, police said.

Also Saturday, U.S.-led forces killed one person and detained nine other suspects in a raid on a militant hideout in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

“Intelligence reports indicated terrorists with ties to the al-Qaeda in Iraq network were operating in the targeted building,” the military said in a statement.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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