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Iraqi Town Probes Mass Killings by Saddam's Regime

Judicial authorities in the Iraqi town of Hilla launch the first formal investigations into the crimes of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime. After an unsuccessful 1991 revolt, Iraqi security forces slaughtered thousands of people in the region. U.S. troops work with local officials to arrest suspects in the killings. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.