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Shiite group says it will end political boycott

The political movement of Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr said it would end a two-month boycott of parliament on Sunday, smoothing over a rift with its Shiite allies in the U.S.-backed government. The political reconciliation with a group viewed with suspicion in Washington came the day after U.S. forces suffered one of their costliest days in Iraq. A total of 19 soldiers were killed, including 12 on a helicopter and five in a clash in a Shiite holy city that the U.S. military blamed on militiamen. Full Story

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