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Iraqis Report Some Progress In New Cabinet

Insurgents fired mortars at a U.S. military base in northern Iraq Tuesday, wounding an Iraqi civilian, officials said. In Baghdad, politicians met behind closed doors and reported some progress in ending an impasse delaying the country’s new transitional government. On Monday, Sunni Muslim politicians dropped their demand to include former members of Saddam Hussein’s party in Iraq’s new Cabinet in a bid to get more ministries. The Sunni minority is believed to be the backbone of the insurgency, and many blame the impasse in forming a new government for a resurgence in violence.Full Story

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