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Council Member, Bodyguard Killed in Iraq

An Arab member of the Kirkuk city council was gunned down with his bodyguard as he drove to a meeting in the ethnically divided northern city Monday, the second Iraqi official in the region to be killed in two days. In Spain, the newly elected prime minister promised to withdraw the country’s 1,300 troops from Iraq by June 30 unless the United Nations assumes control of peacekeeping. A U.S. coalition spokesman responded by saying Spain’s role in Iraq had been critical to restoring order in Iraq. “The Spaniards are performing heroically, and are critical to our efforts here,” coalition spokesman Dan Senor said. Full Story

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