Saturday, October 29, 2005

Telegraph | News | Sunnis and radical Shias enter Iraq poll

Telegraph | News | Sunnis and radical Shias enter Iraq poll: "

Sunnis and radical Shias enter Iraq poll
By Oliver Poole in Baghdad
(Filed: 29/10/2005)

Two groups at the forefront of the violent resistance to the American presence in Iraq - the country's Sunni community and followers of Moqtada al-Sadr, the radical Shia cleric - yesterday put forward candidates for December's national election.

The move is a notable success for the US, which has been trying to draw both factions into the political process after they officially boycotted January's vote."

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