Middle East

November 22, 2008 4:36 PM

Sunni sheiks air grievances, but will work with Shiite-led government

The meeting was billed as a routine press conference to show off a new government center in this town west of Baghdad — known to Iraqis for the infamous prison as well as for the deep distrust between the Shiite-led central government and the Sunni tribes that reside here. But tribal leaders had something they wanted to say, and they weren't going to follow the day's script.

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