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Originally published Friday, March 8, 2013 at 4:19 AM

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Iraqi security forces surround protest site

Iraqi authorities deployed security forces around the main rallying point for Sunni protests in western Iraq overnight and say the area has become a haven for terrorists.

The Associated Press

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BAGHDAD —

Iraqi authorities deployed security forces around the main rallying point for Sunni protests in western Iraq overnight and say the area has become a haven for terrorists.

The head of police for the western Anbar region, Hadi Arzeij, announced the operation in a televised press conference Saturday.

The Defense Ministry said in a separate statement that it took actions overnight to block al-Qaida infiltrators and prevent the flow of weapons and explosives to the main protest site in Ramadi.

Witnesses say a large number of security forces deployed around the protest area before dawn before withdrawing later.

For more than two months, a sit-in site along a highway in Ramadi has been the center of protests by Iraqi Sunnis against the Shiite-led government.

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