Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A quick mention of Kirkuk

An interesting end to the latest Iraq story in the Los Angeles Times:
In Iraq, meanwhile, a meeting of the country's most senior Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, and Turkmen leaders from the northern city of Kirkuk offered a renewed demonstration of the simmering divisions among Iraqis.

Yalmaz Najar, leading the Turkmen group, said after the conference that Sistani had promised to defend the rights of Shiite Turkmens fighting with Kurds for political control of oil-rich Kirkuk.


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