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USWAR/Baghdad warns people not to leave city

 Baghdad, March 25, IRNA -- The ruling Ba'ath Party of Iraq has warned 
its people not to evacuate the city or their houses and property or   
these would be confiscated by the government.                         
    According to IRNA correspondents, the Baghdad government has      
announced that those who leave the city will not be allowed to return.
    It further referred to the increasing number of bunkers that are  
being dug out all over the city including in streets, schools,        
governmental and non-governmental buildings and medical centers.      
    But the IRNA correspondents quoted a foreign reporter as saying   
the US-led coalition forces have set a number of days for civilians to
leave Baghdad after which they will announce the city as a military   
region.                                                               
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