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    Maliki under fire as Iraq violence continues

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Several car bombs have hit Shia neighbourhoods in Iraq's capital Baghdad killing at least five people, bringing to 23 the number of people killed in the last 24 hours. The series of bombings on Tuesday come as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered the army to leave Anbar province, to diffuse Sunni unrest and appease parliament members, who threatened to withdraw from his government.