Iraq's Southern Shiites Call for More Autonomy In southern Iraq, local Islamist parties are calling for a greater say in running regional affairs. Echoing Kurds in the north, some Shiite leaders are now demanding a lessening of control from Baghdad.
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Iraq's Southern Shiites Call for More Autonomy

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Iraq's Southern Shiites Call for More Autonomy

Iraq's Southern Shiites Call for More Autonomy

Iraq's Southern Shiites Call for More Autonomy

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In southern Iraq, local Islamist parties are calling for a greater say in running regional affairs. Echoing Kurds in the north, some Shiite leaders are now demanding a lessening of control from Baghdad.