Iraqi opposition leaders meet

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The Independent Online
LONDON - Iraqi opposition leaders opened their meeting in Salahuddin in northern Iraq yesterday, the first to be held on Iraqi soil. The meeting was convened at the invitation of Masoud Barzani, head of the Kurdish Democratic Party, who declared the need to rescue the Iraqi people from 'disaster', writes Charles Richards.

Some 72 representatives of more than a score of factions - Shias, former Baathists, Turkomans, Kurds, and independents - attended.