three divisions

July 1, 2014 10:33 AM

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three divisions

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament met briefly Tuesday with a view to start forming a new government, and with the focus on whether Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki can stay in power. Another looming question, though, is should this war-torn country be divided into three sectarian zones as a way to bring peace.

Last month's blitzkrieg by Sunni Islamic militants across Iraq's north and west has fragmented this country into distinct regions – the Shiite majority in Baghdad and the south, the minority Sunnis in the north and the semi-autonomous Kurds in the northeast.

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