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Iraqi Shiites to keep crucial interior ministry

Iraq’s dominant Shiite alliance will retain the crucial post of interior ministry in the new cabinet, a Shiite MP said as negotiations continued on the formation of a national unity government. “Discussions are still on with all the parliamentary blocs but the decision on the interior ministry is sealed and that will be with the Shiite alliance,” Shirwan Alwali said Thursday. The outgoing Shiite-run interior ministry has been accused by Sunni Arabs of operating death squads that have carried out extra-judicial killings of members of the once powerful community in the ongoing sectarian violence. Full Story

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