Kurdish leader Talabani, onetime hope for Iraqi unity, dies

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2010 file photo, then Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, left, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, second left, and then Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, talk during a group picture with Arab leaders in Sirte, Libya. Talabani, a lifelong fighter for Iraq’s Kurds who rose to become the country’s president, presenting himself as a unifying father figure to temper the potentially explosive hatreds among Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis has died in a Berlin hospital at the age of 83. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)


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