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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 06:38 PM

Iraq To Launch Mediation To End Syria Crisis [View all]

Iraq's foreign minister will hold talks with the Damascus regime and opposition groups to try to end months of unrest, as deadly clashes raged Sunday between deserters and regular troops.

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Iraq is trying to mediate an end to nine months of bloody unrest in Syria where the UN estimates that more than 5,000 people have been killed in a regime crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

On Saturday, Iraqi National Security Adviser Falah al-Fayadh was in Damascus where he said he had "positive" talks with Assad.

He then travelled to Cairo where he met Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, and emerged sounding upbeat.

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/world/12/18/11/iraq-launch-mediation-end-syria-crisis

COMMENT: Anyone else surprised to learn that Iraq is now a diplomatic 'mediator'?

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