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Iraq Shi’ite ayatollah wants US envoy sacked

A leading Iraqi Shi’ite cleric on Friday demanded the United States sack its envoy, heading a push for a unity government, accusing him of siding with fellow Sunni Muslims in the sectarian conflict gripping the country. Ayatollah Mohammed al-Yacoubi’s call at Friday prayers came as political leaders held their latest round of negotiations to form a new government, months after parliamentary elections in December, as sectarian bloodshed rises. Full Story

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