Iraq’s parliament speaker says Sunnis hope cooperation in Anbar crisis will yield gains

By Karen DeYoung, Ernesto Londoño, January 24, 2014

Iraqi Sunnis hope to leverage their cooperation in the fight against a new al-Qaeda insurgency in western Iraq to win political space that they say has been denied to them by the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the country’s senior Sunni politician said Thursday.

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