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Arab League Head Addresses Iraqi Kurdish Parliament


The head of the Arab League has stressed the Arab world's ties with Iraq's Kurds during a visit to the country's autonomous Kurdish region.

Amr Moussa addressed the Kurdish parliament Sunday, telling lawmakers that Kurds are an important part of Iraq and the entire Middle East.

Mr. Moussa is in Iraq for his first visit since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. He has proposed holding a conference to help reconcile Iraq's Sunni Arab, Shi'ite and Kurdish communities.

Meanwhile, insurgents killed at least 11 people in attacks across Iraq Sunday. In the deadliest attack, a roadside bomb killed a police officer and his four children in Tikrit.

And the U.S. military says soldiers killed two suspected members of al-Qaida in Iraq and detained 22 others during raids in Mosul and Ramadi.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.