The lawmakers are expected to discuss the first steps to forming new Iraqi’s constitution.
Sunni Muslim politicians want to revise several provisions in the constitution, including one that allows the formation of regional governments. Many Sunnis fear such an arrangement would give Shia Muslims and Kurds too much control over
Meanwhile, Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd at a police recruitment center in Fallujah Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 20. Fallujah is a mainly Sunni town in
A similar suicide attack in Ramadi a day earlier, by an attacker driving a car packed with explosives, was aimed at the governor of al-Anbar province, Maamoun Sami Rashid al-Alwani. The official escaped serious injury, but U.S. Marines who rushed to the site of the blast say 10 civilians were killed.
Meanwhile, German officials say two German engineers held hostage in Iraq since late January have been freed, and are returning home today.
In other developments, the
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