2013-04-25 20:55:26

In Iraq, clashes leave more than 100 dead as leaders call to stem sectarian violence

In Iraq today, Sunni and Shia leaders criticized government security forces for their response to anti-government protests earlier this week that led to scores of deaths. Clashes in Kirkuk killed more than 100 in the past several days after security forces broke up an anti-government protest in Hawija on Tuesday, which left more than 50 dead. Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki warned of a return to sectarian civil war in the country. The violence comes days after local elections in 12 provinces last weekend. For more, we’re joined by Mohamed al Obaidi, resident and shop owner in Baghdad.

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