Iraq recalls envoy to Syria after truck bombings

Iraq on Tuesday ordered its ambassador to Damascus to return home.

Iraq recalls envoy to Syria after truck bombings
Iraq on Tuesday ordered its ambassador to Damascus to return home and demanded that Syria hand over two senior Baathist leaders alleged to have ordered last week's deadly truck bombings in Baghdad.

"The cabinet demands the Syrian government hand over Mohammed Younis al-Ahmed and Sattam Farhan," said a statement quoting Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al-Dabbagh, announcing the ambassador's recall.

"The cabinet decided to ask that they be handed over for their direct role in carrying out the terrorist operation," it added.


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Last Mod: 26 Ağustos 2009, 09:20
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