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More Clashes Shake Iraq; Political Talks Are In Ruins

A groundswell of sectarian fury continued to roil Iraq on Thursday after Wednesday’s bombing of a major Shiite shrine, leaving at least 138 people dead in the past two days and political negotiations over a new government in ruins. The threat of full-scale civil war loomed over the country as Sunni politicians lashed out at Shiite leaders on Thursday, accusing them of igniting anti-Sunni reprisals, and at the American military, charging it with standing idly by as the violence erupted. The most powerful Sunni Arab political group said it was suspending talks with Shiite and Kurdish politicians on forming a new government. Full Story

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