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Reporters' Log: War in Iraq
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The BBC's unrivalled team of correspondents is bringing you news from the Gulf and reaction from around the world. On this page BBC News Online logs their impressions and personal experiences as they watch events unfold.

Monday, 31 March

Most recent postings are at the top.

Peter Hunt :: Doha, Qatar :: 2130GMT

This afternoon, a vehicle, possibly a van, approached a military checkpoint near Najaf.

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division signalled for to stop. It didn't. They fired warning shots and then fired into the engine.

The vehicle continued moving towards them. As a last resort, according to a Central Command spokesman, they fired into the passenger compartment.

There were 13 women and children inside. Seven of them were dead.


Andrew Marr :: London :: 2122GMT

When it comes to Syria, people in Downing Street have been surprised and alarmed to see this issue shooting up the agenda quite so quickly.

Tony Blair has put a lot of effort into working with the Syrians.

The same goes for Iran where Jack Straw has been putting a lot of work in.

The British Government is desperately trying to play this down to turn the gas down, as one official put it to me.

There is already a sense inside the Government that this war is causing enormous longer term tensions with the Arab world. Ministers are watching all of this with some dismay and alarm.

In the end, is there any appetite here for extending this conflict to countries like Syria? Not on your nelly.


Matt Frei :: Washington :: 2118GMT

The Americans have been trying to raise the issue of shipments of equipment through Syria in the discrete way of diplomacy for the last six months.

That is until Donald Rumsfeld did a Donald Rumsfeld and blasted the Syrians in public.

That led to a rather ugly chain reaction of responses with the Syrians now having to publically side with the Iraqi people against the Americans.

This is probably the last thing the Syrians probably wanted to do.

But the "with us or against us" policy forces regimes like the Syrians to come out on the side of the Iraqi people.

The alternative would probably incurr the wrath of the Arab Street and that's what none of them want. It's a very difficult situation that's been rather badly handled.


Baghdad :: Rageh Omaar :: 2112GMT

The bombing has continued. There's still anti-aircraft fire around the city, a barrage having been opened up only a few seconds ago.

There have been five very heavy explosions not far from where I'm standing.

It seems that presidential sites on the other side of the Tigris river are being targeted by cruise missiles.

We heard them and saw a huge plume of smoke rising over the city. This has been going on throughout the day and into the night.


Baghdad :: Paul Wood :: 2034GMT

It's been another punishing night of air strikes for the Iraqi capital.

About an hour ago we were standing on the roof of the Hotel Palestine and the ground shook beneath our feet in what was a sustained air strike on the presidential palaces opposite us on the banks of the Tigris.

There was another target hit to our left. When it was over there were white plumes of smoke over a 180 degree ark in front of us.

These palaces have now been hit repeatedly on successive nights and during the day as well.

To the residents of Baghdad, Saddam Hussein and his family are being directly, if symbolically, targeted by the United States and Britain.


London :: Frank Gardner :: 1951GMT

According to Western intelligence, Iraq has failed to find its own volunteers for suicide missions against coalition troops.

Whitehall security sources have told the BBC they have reliable information from inside Iraq that a trawl for volunteers amongst the ruling Baath Party failed to find any takers.

According to the sources, a decision was taken to use remotely-detonated bombs in vehicles without the drivers' knowledge.

They say the man who blew himself up in Najaf on Saturday killing four US Marines almost certainly did not know he was going to die.

British security sources say this shows the desperation of the Iraqi regime. There is no immediate way of verifying their claims.


The Pentagon :: Nick Childs :: 1938GMT

It's part of the message now coming out of the Pentagon that there has been a weakening of Iraqi forces, particularly against the Republican Guard in the south of the country.

Without giving any figures, Major General Stanley McChrystal talked of a very significant weakening.

One Pentagon official I spoke to talked of a 50 percent reduction in Republican Guard fighting capability.

Certainly there's been a lot of effort put in from the air - something like 3000 precision guided bombs that have been dropped in the last three days.


Doha, Qatar :: Michael Voss :: 1745GMT

While fierce fighting continues at key towns along the supply line, US forces have also started probing Iraqi forward defences nearer to Baghdad.

A number of Republican Guards were captured during fighting at Hindiya, about eighty kilometres from the capital.

It's the closest advance towards Baghdad reported so far.

According to Central Command, Republican Guard capabilities are being severely weakened by the relentless air and artillery attacks.


Northern Iraq :: John Simpson :: 1712GMT

The pounding is becoming unbearable for Iraqi recruits.

They could die if they stay or be shot if they try to desert. Increasingly they're taking the risk of escaping.

This is what the Americans and British hoped would happen in the south of the country. But it hasn't worked out that way.

The battle is going on as I speak. You wonder how long the Iraqis here can take this sort of punishment.

One senior Kurdish officer said he thought this front might start collapsing very soon.


Southern Iraq :: Tim Franks :: 1619GMT

Two Kenyan lorry drivers who had been held captive by Iraqi soldiers for ten days have been released.

They were rescued by British soldiers in the town of al Zubayr in southern Iraq.

The western edge of al Zubayr is now under British control

After a tip-off, members of the 1st Battalion of the Blackwatch along with four tanks, stormed into the school where the two men were held.

The soldiers found no one other than the two men.


Geneva :: Imogen Foulkes :: 1615GMT

The International Committee of the Red Cross announced that it had begun visiting Iraqi Prisoners of War on Monday. A team of fifteen delegates visited the camp which is somewhere in southern Iraq, although it's precise location hasn't been revealed.

The Red Cross said it's team made a detailed inspection of the camp. But in line with Red Cross policy, delegates wouldn't comment on conditions, saying only that if there were problems they would be taken up with the camp authorities.

But there is no news yet about access to coalition Prisoners of War held by Iraqi forces.


Doha, Qatar :: Jonathan Marcus :: 1555GMT

The discovery by US troops near Nasariyah of more protective suits and a chemical decontamination vehicle, has prompted renewed concerns that the Iraqi forces might resort to using chemical weapons.

It's no smoking gun, but it's highly suggestive, indicating that Iraqi troops are prepared to fight in a chemically contaminated environment.


Al-Khassib, near Basra :: Andrew Harding :: 1538GMT

Today it's been a little less frantic than yesterday, which saw frenzied battles across this area to the south east of Basra.

What's been happening today is what the Royal Marines call 'tidying up'. It's focused on one particular suburb of Basra, the town of Al-Khassib.

The Marines are now pretty much in control of the town itself. They describe the situation as secure but not safe.

Despite what was a very intense battle all day yesterday, the town has survived intact. But there are a lot of T55 old Iraqi tanks burning in the streets.

But today civilians are sitting in coffee shops in the streets, walking about, and trying to get back to normal life.


Doha, Qatar :: Michael Voss :: 1402GMT

Coalition forces are attempting to regain the initiative, bringing in fresh troops and confronting Iraqi forces who have been harassing their supply lines.

There has been fierce fighting around Nasiriyah and Samawa and the holy Shiite city of Najaf is also surrounded.

The challenge there is to take on the paramilitaries without damaging any of the sacred shrines.

US troops have also been probing Iraqi defences on the approach to Baghdad, there have been clashes at Hindiyah, which, at eighty kilometres from the capital, is the closest point of advance so far.

In the south, British forces say that improved intelligence is helping to pinpoint centres of resistance around Basra.


London :: Jon Devitt :: 1343GMT

The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair has been briefing world leaders on his talks with President Bush and the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Twelve days into the conflict in Iraq Mr Blair isn't unduly worried about domestic opposition.

Most of those who opposed the war before it started have tempered their criticism.

Even so there are concerns about the military operation and the rising civilian death toll.

Equally there are doubts about Mr Blair's ability to influence the administration in Washington. Many think the Prime Minister's determination to tie the United Nations into reconstruction after the war is over, and re-start the middle east peace process isn't shared by the US administration.

Some of Mr Blair's supporters think he may have misinterpreted the objectives of rightwingers in Washington who have a very different world view from his own but who he now finds himself bound to for better or worse.

Domestic opposition could quickly re-surface and Mr Blair has little room to influence events on the ground in a military campaign being run, mainly, by the United States.


Washington DC :: Philippa Thomas :: 1325GMT

When you look at the papers this morning and listen to all the chatter it's all about the war plan. Have they dropped the war plan? Are they changing their tactics?

But the official position from the White House and the Pentagon is that they are 'on plan'. However it's a flexible plan and I think they're acknowledging that troops had had been for reinforcement or stabilisation after the conflict are now being brought forward.

The latest poll out today, in USA Today, indicates about 70 percent support for the war.

But when you look behind the headlines, in every poll there's been a sharp drop in the number of people who think the war is going well for coalition forces and quite a big rise in the number of those who think the war will last up to six months.


Camp Cobra, Kuwait :: Ryan Dilley :: 1319GMT

During a visit to Camp Cobra, an American patriot missile battery in the Kuwaiti desert which has seen action during a spate of recent Iraqi attacks.

The officers in charge say they are delighted by their performance so far. "We're eight for eight," said one, referring to the eight hostile missiles brought down in the region so far.

I was encouraged not to ask questions about the "friendly fire" incident at another battery which destroyed an RAF jet, though the patriot operators discreetly suggested that such mistakes were their worst nightmare.


Doha, Qatar :: Paul Adams :: 1245GMT

We've been hearing more from Brigadier Vince Brooks about the ongoing coalition operations including what sounded like a rather dramatic special forces raid on an airfield in western Iraq in which a number of Iraqi aircraft were destroyed.

I think they're very keen here at coalition headquarters to give the impression that there's no loss of momentum - no operational pause as many have speculated - but that the attacks on the key elements of the Iraqi regime, including those all important Republican Guards, continue.


Nasiriya :: Andrew North :: 1234GMT

American forces are keeping up the pressure on Iraqi units in Nasiriya. As well as moving about five-thousand extra troops to the area, they've been using some of their most devastating air power on the city.

Marines say a giant AC130 gunship was used overnight to attack an Iraqi security complex, employing its on-board howitzer and heavy machine-gun. Over 7,000 rounds were fired, the Marines said.

To the east, in Suq al Shuyukh, the Baath Party offices were hit by F18 aircraft. There's now a concerted effort to target any facility linked to the Baath Party, and it's believed that one target in particular is the man known as Chemical Ali, or Ali Hassan al-Majeed.

He's a key figure in Saddam Hussein's regime and is believed to have offices in the Nasiriyah area.


Amman, Jordan :: Lyce Doucet :: 1220GMT

The coalition forces are certainly losing it in the Arab press. There's no talk of liberating Iraqi people, about giving them freedom - the kind of language that we hear from George W Bush and Tony Blair. Instead every day the mood seems to be hardening in the press - right across the region.

Privately most Arab leaders would be glad to get rid of Saddam Hussein but with the start of military action there has definitely been a shift here. They don't like the nightly images of civilian casualties, they don't like the idea that Iraq is coming under attack by American and British forces.


Baghdad, Iraq :: Paul Wood :: 1151GMT

The Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri said this afternoon he was in no doubt the coalition was losing the battle for hearts and minds. The Iraqi people were united he said and only certain death awaited British and American forces at the gates of Baghdad.

There is an old Arab saying I'm hearing more and more from Iraqis, I will side with my brother against my cousin, but with my cousin against the foreigners.


HMS Ark Royal :: Matthew Price :: 1149GMT

The bodies of two servicemen killed in a helicopter crash here have started their journey home.

A solemn ceremony was held on board and friends and colleagues paid tributes to the airmen.


Baghdad, Iraq :: Paul Wood :: 1146GMT

Explosions have reverberated across Baghdad again over the past hour, another wave of what has become round the clock bombing of the Iraqi capital, but in the midst of all of this, some kind of daily life is possible.


Caversham, UK :: Mike Baker :: 1126GMT

I've been monitoring Iraqi broadcasting from here today.

Satellite TV is on air again today, it had been off for a few hours overnight.

Domestic TV is also broadcasting again, but on a much weaker signal. Presumably it is working off a mobile transmitter somewhere.

They have been re running some old press conferences with Iraqi ministers this morning.


Cairo, Egypt :: David Bamford :: 1120GMT

President Mubarak is seeking to identify himself more forcefully with the broader, popular opposition to the American-led invasion of Iraq.

In his speech to the Egyptian Third Army he said an ancient Arab civilisation would be destroyed if no solution was found in safeguarding international will while protecting Iraq's control of its land and national dignity.

No direct criticism there though of the US and Britain by name and no support specifically for Saddam Hussein as the Egyptian leader tries to stay on the diplomatic tightrope that offends neither Arab nor American sensibilities.

Many Egyptians have questioned why the President has allowed US military vessels to continue sailing through the Suez Canal, one direct action that he might have taken to hamper coalition war plans in the way Turkey did by barring a land invasion of northern Iraq.

Referring directly to this criticism Mr Mubarak said he was bound by international treaties on this issue, obliging Egypt to allow free passage to all countries' vessels other than those with which Egypt itself is at war.


Baghdad, Iraq :: Paul Wood :: 1117GMT

Traffic is still moving even though I can still hear in the distance now the anti aircraft artillery going off.

People do, it think, realise that it is carefully targeted and they are going about there usual business as much as that is possible.

People are out and about in the main marketplace in Baghdad buying fruit and vegetables and special television aerials were being sold in large quantities because Iraqi television was hit again last night, back on the air this morning but with a much weaker signal.


Central Iraq :: David Willis :: 1056GMT

The advance on Baghdad has resumed, noticeably slower and more cautious than before.

Overnight, American forces dropped two-thousand-pound bombs on Iraqi positions near the Marines' camp - a reminder, if one were needed, that danger is now rarely far away.

So it proved after we set off in darkness through the marshy plains of central Iraq. An Iraqi sniper opened fire but was robustly dealt with by one of the Cobra helicopters providing cover overhead.

It fired rockets followed by machine-gun fire, and the sniper shots ceased. Ahead of us, what's being called the main phase of the operation and a unit of the elite Republican Guard - but the threat is seen to be everywhere following the recent attacks by suicide bombers.


London :: Guto Hari :: 1052GMT

Tony Blair has met ministers - he is not carried away by instant success but there is concern about some things especially friendly fire.

The biggest thing is the idea that civilians are being killed - they want to combat that and assure that every effort is being made to avoid this.


Damascus :: Kim Ghattas :: 1032GMT

Syria is being very fiery and very fierce in its criticism of the war. Certainly the relationship with US is at an all time low.


Near Najaf :: Gavin Hewitt :: 1009GMT

There has been heavy bombardment of two republican guard positions which stand between the troops I'm with and Baghdad.

The bombing has been followed up by artillery and rocket launchers, and mortars as well this morning.

US commanders are optimistic that they have Najaf encircled and they say they have caused Iraqi causalities.

I think most of the problems now are coming from the Republican Guard. Three quarters of the American bombing campaign is now being aimed at those divisions.


Nasiriya :: Andrew North :: 0941GMT

Dinner in Nasiriya tomorrow night, I'll buy. The words of a senior marine commander to me, nine days ago as his troops moved on the city.

That has been the story of Nasiriya, American over-confidence unravelling day by day as they struggle to get to grips with Iraqi guerrilla tactics. The easy part of covering this has been the access.

The story, the key players are all around me. Sometimes the story has been too close, when the marines I am with have come under direct attack.

But the really difficult part has been the working conditions, constant dirt and dust which seem to claim another item of my equipment each week.

And with the satellites that all journalists in Iraq rely on getting ever more congested, I sometimes think it is a miracle I manage to get any reports out at all.

There was a few times, as I have been getting a non-stop engaged signal for an hour at a time, I thought to myself, I might as well give up doing news and try and write a book.


HMS Argus :: Matthew Price :: 0919GMT

I'm on board the HMS Argus today, a medical ship in the Gulf.

It is effectively a 200 bed district hospital. Doctors onboard say it is even better equipped than most local hospitals in Britain.

Coalition soldiers and Iraqi PoW's are being treated, as well as Iraqi displaced people.

Our media minders are wary of us talking to any Iraqi on board, we can't even ask them if they want to do an interview.

In one ward three British soldiers are watching a video of Scotland's international match from the weekend.

There is an international staff here looking after the 36 international patients on board currently.


Baghdad :: Andrew Gilligan :: 0758GMT

Day 12 of the war and the heavy assault on Baghdad continues. The information ministry, former base for the Baghdad press corps. was targeted again last night and damaged.

So too was a presidential palace, but according to US Central Command, three quarters of the efforts now centred on the Republican Guard divisions to the south of the city. The noise of that was heard all night.

Yet despite American hopes for the Guard's destruction, the bombing may not have the desired effect. After seven weeks of intensive pounding, the Serb army emerged from Kosovo almost intact.

In Baghdad proper, a growing sense of people coming to terms with the bombardment. More and more traffic and shops and restaurants starting to reopen.


Southern Iraq :: Andrew Harding :: 0751GMT

This morning Royal Marine commandos have begun patrolling the streets of Abu al Khasib, trying, as they put it, to get normality established in what is, in effect, a large suburb of Basra.

But pockets of Iraqi resistance remain and as a result, the marines' commander has said it is still too early to bring in substantial humanitarian aid. The town lies at the heart of a large area which the marines attacked on Sunday, backed up by helicopters, tanks and artillery.

Dozens of Iraqi tanks and armoured vehicles were destroyed, but some Iraqi forces have held their ground in buildings on the outskirts of Basra. British forces are now attacking them once again, describing it as a tidying up operation.

On Sunday at least thirty Iraqi prisoners of war were taken. Today, another fifty are reported to have surrendered to the south of Basra.


Doha, Qatar :: Jonathan Marcus :: 0745GMT

Southwest of Baghdad, the US Third Infantry Division has been making probing attacks towards the Republican Guard units blocking the road towards the Iraqi capital.

US units are said to have pushed north from Najaf as far as the small town of Helah, just southeast of Kerbala.

The 82nd Airborne is conducting operations in Samawa and US marines are continuing their efforts to try to grind down resistance in Nasiriyah.

Further south, British Royal Marine commandos have gone into action just outside Basra and are claiming considerable success, destroying tanks and armoured vehicles and killing a Republican Guard colonel who they claim was helping to direct resistance in the city.

There are growing concerns that Iraqi forces might soon resort to chemical weapons. US and British troops have found large numbers of protective suits and anti-nerve gas drugs in at least three locations. All this raising fears that the forthcoming armoured confrontation could be very nasty indeed.


Washington D.C. :: Steve Kingstone :: 0730GMT

Senior planners at the Pentagon are privately saying that Rumsfeld has dragged them into a mess.

Positive messages from the Pentagon include the news that they're degrading Republican Guard forces near Baghdad, and have damaged Iraqi Army communications to such an extent that they are now using open radio communication.

The coalition are also targeting individual Iraqis, such as Chemical Ali, by using the CIA and small dedicated Army units. They're trying to take high ranking Iraqis out, one by one.

The suicide bombing of US troops over the weekend ism going to have an effect in the US. It means that US soldiers wont be able to approach Iraqi civilians in a friendly, un-hostile manner, and this will demean their stance of coming as "liberators" rather than in conquest


Southern Iraq :: Caroline Wyatt :: 0642GMT

Near the Nadia bridge we're told there has been a serious firelight with the 16 Airborne involved. We're told that 240 Iraqi soldiers have been killed there.

As part of the operation outside Basra we are seeing increased checkpoints, the aim to check where the resistance is coming from.

There is still a long way to go in Basra before it is completely secured and the resistance there is quelled.

The troops at some stage are going to have to go into the city.

Truck loads of aid are now coming in pretty regularly. There is huge needs out here in the villages around Basra.

Many people haven't had fresh water for a month and children are drinking salty water from the estuary.


Doha, Qatar :: Peter Hunt :: 0635GMT

The British Army here at central command has confirmed that two British soldiers have been killed during what they have described as being "Operation James" a military operation that took place yesterday around the village of Abu al Khasib near Basra.

One of the dead was from 212 Signal Squadron and the other from 40 Commando - the spokesman said they both died in unrelated incidents.

Their relatives have been informed and their names may be released at a later stage.


Southern Iraq :: Tim Franks :: 0627GMT

Fighting is continuing here in the south.

For the Royal Marines a quiet night followed a bloody day of battle.

Women and children are being allowed free movement in and out of Basra. Men are being frisked and some are sent back to the city.


Northern Iraq :: John Simpson :: 0619GMT

There is an air bombardment going on here in the north. I have never seen bombing along a front line like that which I am watching now.

Those Iraqis on the front line are taking a pounding.

As far as the Kurds are concerned this is a wasted effort.

The Kurds are offering to start an uprising in Mosul and Kirkuk with the Kurdish population in those cities, but the Americans are saying no to that offer. They are worried that might upset the Turks.


Baghdad :: Andrew Gilligan :: 0612GMT

The bombing isn't continuous but it comes all the time. There isn't a time when you are free of air raid sirens.

We have seen further empty buildings being bombed. The ministry of information and presidential palaces are empty.


Central Iraq: Gavin Hewitt :: 00611GMT

American artillery rocket attacks and also mortar attacks on Iraqi forces around the city of Najaf have continued this morning.

The commanders here feel they've pretty much got this town encircled - there seems to be some kind of attempt during the night by the Iraqis to break out that led to a lot of attacks by US forces particularly using artillery but using air power as well.

There are quite a few Iraqi casualties - may be up to 100, and a number - although a relatively small number - have surrendered.

This is an important city, not just because it is a Shia shrine and therefore a likely centre of opposition, but it does lie astride one of the key supply routes for the forces pushing on Baghdad. And Americans are confident that within a short space of time the Iraqis around Najaf will be beaten back.


Baghdad: Andrew Gilligan :: 0514GMT

I'm afraid my reports are beginning to sound a little like Groundhog Day because all I can tell you is that what happened last night is what happened every night - which is intermittent and increasingly heavy bombing raids and raids on the Republican Guard to the south of the city.

More people and more targets are being attacked, more people being killed but really the story is essentially the same.


Southern Iraq:: Caroline Wyatt :: 0445GMT

I think that if any of us put ourselves in the position of the Iraqi people, I don't think that any of us want an invading army and certainly nobody wants an occupying army.

I think that is part of the problem is that even those who like to see Saddam Hussein got rid of really don't trust the coalition because these are the people in the south we were expecting to rise up, or we were told would rise up, but they were abandoned, deserted in their hour of greatest need when they actually did rise up in 1991.

And everyone I talked with yesterday mentioned that.

All of the young men - they weren't old enough, some of them, to actually remember it themselves but they have all been told, it has gone into the very fabric of the people here, that in their hour of need nobody was there to help them.

So this time they are not going to make life easier for the British or the American troops, they are not going to rise up, by the sounds of it.

They are going to wait until the British and Americans have quelled the resistance and then, yes, they will probably be very happy that Saddam Hussein is gone but, no, then they don't want troops to stay.


Washington D.C.:: Jon Leyne :: 0332GMT

This was a new and strongly worded warning from the Bush administration to two of Iraq's neighbours.

Colin Powell called on Syria to stop supporting terrorist groups and the regime of Saddam Hussein. It was a critical choice, he warned, for which Syria would face the consequences.

Mr Powell also called on Iran to stop support for terrorists, and to stop producing weapons of mass destruction.

His comments come a matter of days after his colleague, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, warned both countries not to get involved in the conflict in Iraq.


London :: Elizabeth Blunt:: 0230GMT

Historically Najaf and Karbala have been places of pilgrimage, but not places of peace. They hold the tombs of Imam Ali - son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed - and of his son Hussein, who was killed in battle while disputing who should lead the community of the faithful.

That dispute split the early Islamic world in two, dividing Sunni Muslims from Shias, a division which persists to this day. Hussein is considered a great martyr of Shia Islam. These days the people of Najaf and Karbala are still mostly Shia, and their cities attract pilgrims from far beyond the borders of Iraq.

Many of the visitors are Iranian, who are once again allowed to make the pilgrimage, despite the war between the two countries in the 1980s.

The most recent reconstruction came after the Shia rebellion which followed the first Gulf War, when the population of both cities rose up against President Saddam Hussein. The shrines were badly damaged in the fighting but have since been restored to their former splendour.


Washington D.C. :: Steve Kingstone:: 0030GMT

In a new poll here about American public opinion 46% - almost half of Americans questioned - think that this war is going to last something between four months and one year; only 13% saying it'll last two to four weeks; 32% - a third of Americans - saying it'll last one to three months.

Interestingly, more than half the people questioned say that the government was too optimistic in its early analysis, its early forecast for this war, and I think that's probably one of the reasons why people at the White House and at the Pentagon and beyond are reluctant to make any kind of predictions about timelines now.


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