Iraq's parliament makes no progress on government as lawmakers walk out

July 1, 2014 1:15 PM

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Iraq's parliament makes no progress on government as lawmakers walk out

BAGHDAD – Hopes for the quick formation of a new Iraqi government were dashed Tuesday when the first session of parliament failed to make progress and was forced to disband after less than two hours when minority Sunnis and Kurds walked out.

The deadlock came as a militant offensive grinds on in large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria and the United Nations said civilian casualties set a record high in June.

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