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Iraq Says Troops Will Stop Raiding Mosques

The Iraqi government said Monday that its soldiers would no longer raid mosques in their fight against insurgents, ending a practice that Sunni Arab leaders had long opposed on grounds that it provoked sectarian strife. Later in the day, Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari met with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the most influential spiritual leader of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim majority, and said afterward that their discussion included “participation of Sunnis in the political process.” Full Story

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