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Anbar Protesters Form Committee To Negotiate With Maliki

Four months into their demonstrations, the protesters of Anbar have formed a committee to negotiate with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and enter the political process, writes Ali Abel Sadah.
Iraqi Sunni Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq (L) and Iraqiya Sunni speaker of parliament Osama al-Nujaifi hold a news conference for the seniors of Iraqiya bloc in Baghdad January 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2WGNT
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Protesters in Anbar province who are angry at Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have finally decided to form an official delegation to discuss their demands with him. These demands mainly consist of putting an end to what they describe as “Sunni marginalization,” as well as stopping the use of the security services to hit Sunni figures and leaders in the country.

Sheikh Saeed Lafi, a spokesman for the Anbar demonstrators, said on March 24 that they had formed a delegation to discuss their demands with the government.

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