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Sunnis Want Federalism Shelved for Now

With one day left to finish Iraq’s new constitution, Sunni Arabs asked Sunday that the divisive issue of federalism be put off until next year so the draft can be completed on time, warning they would not accept provisions for federated states. In violence, five U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bombs over the weekend and another died in a shooting, the U.S. military announced. At least 11 Iraqis were killed Sunday in attacks across the country, police said. Ahead of Monday’s deadline for parliament to adopt the constitution, American officials applied pressure to resolve differences on federalism and other issues, and U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said he was convinced the Iraqis would succeed. Full Story

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