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Top Shiite Leader in Iraq Calls for Unity

Iraq’s most influential Shiite political leader called Friday for Sunni-Shiite unity and condemned the killing of Iraqis in a bid to help pull the nation from the brink of civil war after the wave of Shiite outrage triggered by the bombing of a Shiite shrine two days go. In a statement, Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, said those who carried out the Wednesday bombing at the Askariya shrine in Samarra “no not represent the Sunnis in Iraq.” Full Story

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