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Beleaguered Iraqis now fear their own security forces more than the insurgents

Beleaguered Iraqis now fear their own security forces more than the insurgentsOmar, the 15-year-old brother-in-law of a friend, was driving with two other boys through al-Mansur in west Baghdad a fortnight ago. Their car was stopped at a police checkpoint. Most of the police in Baghdad are Shia. They took him away saying they suspected that his ID card was a fake. The real reason was probably that only Sunnis use the name Omar. Three days later he was found dead