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Iraq’s president warns of civil war after bombings

Iraq’s president pressed political parties on Monday to move faster to form a coalition government after deadly car bombings he said were aimed at inflaming sectarian tensions and triggering civil war. A government of national unity encompassing Kurds, Shi’ites and Sunnis is widely seen as the best chance to bring stability to the country, but three months after elections political leaders are deadlocked over who should be prime minister. Blasts ripped through the east Baghdad stronghold of a major Shi’ite militia on Sunday, killing or wounding 250 people and raising fears of fresh sectarian bloodletting. The U.S. military said on Monday that the death toll had reached 52. Full Story

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