February 11, 2013

Sunni Revolt Grows Against Maliki

Patrick Cockburn, The Independent

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The civil war in Syria is destabilising Iraq as it changes the balance of power between the country's communities. The Sunni minority in Iraq, which two years ago appeared defeated, has long been embittered and angry at discrimination against it by a hostile state. Today, it is emboldened by the uprising of the Syrian Sunni, as well as a growing sense that the political tide in the Middle East is turning against the Shia and in favour of the Sunni.

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TAGGED: Nouri al-Maliki, Middle East, Iraq

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