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Iraqi Violence Continues Unabated

(RFE/RL) November 13, 2006 -- At least 21 people, including eight suspected insurgents, were killed in the Iraqi capital Baghdad today.

Many more were either found dead or killed in other parts of the country.

Also today, police found 46 bullet-riddled corpses, many of them tortured, around Baghdad today. The victims were all men.

South of Baghdad, police found the bodies of five people, two had been beheaded and the others shot.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said today that one of its citizens, a man who was kidnapped by an Iraqi militant group several months ago, has been found dead near Baghdad's airport.

The U.S. military said today that two of its troops were killed on November 12 in Salahaddin Governorate.

In other developments, Iraqi politicians from both sides of the sectarian divide today welcomed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's call for a broad cabinet reshuffle aimed at stiffening efforts to rein in communal violence.

(compiled from agency reports)

Sectarian Iraq

Sectarian Iraq

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SUNNI, SHI'A: Iraq is riven along sectarian lines, faults that frequently produce violent clashes and are a constant source of tension. Sectarian concerns drive much of Iraqi politics and are the main threat to the country's fragile security environment.

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