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Sunnis Boycott Iraqi Parliament Over Kidnapping


http://gdb.rferl.org/84EA771E-4942-4119-8456-44AC2353D27D_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/84EA771E-4942-4119-8456-44AC2353D27D_mw800_mh600.jpg Iraq's National Assembly (file photo) (epa) July 2, 2006 -- Iraq's largest Sunni Arab parliamentary bloc, the Iraqi Accordance Front, announced today it was suspending its participation in the assembly until parliament deputy Taysir al-Mashhadani is freed.

Al-Mashhadani and eight of her bodyguards were kidnapped on July 1 when their convoy was ambushed in northern Baghdad.

(AFP, AP)
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