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Furor over deadly raid threatens Iraqi government talks

Iraqi anger over a deadly raid in northeast Baghdad involving US forces has disrupted the delicate process of setting up the country’s long awaited national unity government. Iraq’s conservative Shiite United Iraqi Alliance coalition, the dominant force in the new parliament, declined to attend talks on Monday to form the country’s long- awaited national unity government. Instead, the party issued a blistering statement condemning US forces for massacring Shiites in a mosque while other party members have started linking US-led forces to death squads responsible for much of the sectarian killings ravaging the country. Full Story

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