Special forces loyal to Maliki deployed in key Baghdad areas -police

BAGHDAD Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:12pm EDT

BAGHDAD Aug 11 (Reuters) - Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed on Sunday night in strategic areas of Baghdad, police said, after he gave a tough speech on television indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop his bid for a third term.

Several police sources also said the forces had taken up positions at key entrances to the sprawling capital. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sandra Maler)