Ex-Iraqi President And Kurdish Leader Jalal Talabani Dies – Report

Ex-Iraqi president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani died on Tuesday in Germany, officials in his party told AFP.

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani. STAN HONDA / AFP

Talabani, 83, was Iraq’s president from 2005 to 2014 and a key figure in Iraqi Kurdistan, where voters last week overwhelmingly backed independence in a referendum.

 

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