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    Iraqi Elections Coming Amid Surge of Violencei
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    Meredith Buel
    April 26, 2014 12:03 AM
    On April 30, Iraq will hold its first national election since U.S. military forces withdrew from the country in 2011. The voting will take place amid a surge of bloody violence and sectarian strife that has claimed thousands of lives. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.

    Iraqi Elections Coming Amid Surge of Violence

    Meredith Buel

    Published April 25, 2014

    On April 30, Iraq will hold its first national election since U.S. military forces withdrew from the country in 2011. The voting will take place amid a surge of bloody violence and sectarian strife that has claimed thousands of lives. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.


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