Building a moat, bulldozing soccer fields: Iraq takes unusual measures to curb rising violence

  • by: SAMEER N. YACOUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 11, 2013 - 12:35 PM

BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities are resorting to desperate measures to quell rising violence, ordering huge numbers of cars off the roads, bulldozing soccer fields and even building a medieval-style moat around one city in an effort to keep car bombs out.

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